Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate was first manufactured in 1897, it is one of the best known products from the Cadbury portfolio and is consumed around the world by kids and adults alike.
Milk chocolates are known to be highly sugary and low in cocoa content and they don’t even mention the cocoa content on the nutrition label, which makes us really wonder whether they should be classified as ‘chocolate’ or ‘milk sweets’?
The sugar content in Cadbury Dairy Milk is 14.7 gm per serving size of 28 gm, which is very high and not recommended for the obese and those with lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 5-(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is high on sugar at 14.70 gm per 28 gm serving of the chocolate and does not mention the cocoa quantity in it. The high sugar content in this product can be harmful if consumed frequently for the health of kids and adults alike. This must be consumed only in small quantities even by healthy people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
In India everybody has a sweet tooth and so people tend to consume huge quantities of mithai and chocolates. However we advise that Cadbury Dairy milk should be eaten with great caution even by healthy people as in a bar of 28 gm the sugar content is 14.7 grams .
Ingredients of concern in Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
Added Flavours – Nature Identical & Artificial Flavouring Substances (Ethyl Vanillin)
Cadbury Daily Milk Chocolate contains 14.7 gm sugar per 28 gm and does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
Added Flavour-– Nature Identical & Artificial Flavouring Substances
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Milk Solids 22%
Emulsifiers IN 442, IN 476
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