m&m’s are colourful button-shaped chocolates produced by Mars Inc.
They have different variants like “peanut butter”, “almond”, “pretzel”, “crispy”, and “dark chocolate”.
People love this brand of chocolates, and tend to consume it in large quantities without looking at the nutritional label. Just 48 gm of this product contains 30 gm sugar which is extremely high and can cause diabetes and obesity if consumed regularly.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
The foodnetindia safety rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
m&m’s are very high in sugar content and so we are forced to lower its safety rating .
The foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
We love the fact that m&m’s are made with wholesome full cream milk powder, cocoa, cocoa butter, however we would like the company to lower the overall added sugar so that this product can be considered to be healthy and safe for all to consume.
Ingredients in m&m’s which are a concern
m&m’s contain 30 gm sugar per 48 gm. This food product 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.
High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Carnauba Wax IN 903
Natural polymer produced from the Carnauba palm (Copernica cerifera ) and related species from Brazil. It is used as a coating and used in chewing gum, confectionary, coffee, bakery products
Carnauba wax is widely used in cosmetics and can cause dermal eczema. People who have developed such eczema may be sensitive to the use of carnauba wax in foods.
Ingredients present in m&m’s which are not a concern
- Cocoa mass
- Full Cream
- Milk powder
- Cocoa Butter
- Whey Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Natural Vanilla Extract
- Stabiliser: Gum ArabicE414
- Lecithin IN 322
- E 100(Curcumin)
- E 133(Brilliant blue)
- E 160a
- E 160e
- E 162(Beetroot red)
- E 171(titanium dioxide)
- E 172(Iron oxide and hydroxides)
- E 322(soya lecithin)
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