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Lotto Choco Pie is a product that we see being sold and marketed aggressively for kids over TV and shop counters.
But when we see the food label we see ingredients in it which can harm the health of kids and young people consuming it.
It contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil which is partially hydrogenated. Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
It does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA.
It contains a high amount of sugar at 33.7 gm and high fat content of 17.1 gm per 100 gm pack which is high and unsuitable for those groups of people having high blood sugar and who are overweight and are at risk of lifestyle diseases.
Due to the presence of partially hydrogenated edible vegetable oil, unspecified edible vegetable oil and high sugar, high fat we do not consider this product as recommended food for most people.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product contains 33.7 gm of sugar per 100 gm serving. High sugar consumption is detrimental to the health and wellness of all those who consume it.
The high sugar and simple starches content make this unsuitable for diabetics and also for those who have lifestyle disease.
It contains partially hydrogenated edible vegetable oil. Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
Transfats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Transfats have been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with risk of coronary heart disease, the leading caulse of death. They may also be responsible for alzheimer’s disease, cancer, liver disease and many more ailments.
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Lotto Choco Pie contains nutritious milk solids and cocoa solids but also contains a lot of ingredients which may not be good for health. High sugar quantity of 33.7 gm per 100 gm pack and the use of partially hydrogenated edible vegetable oils is a worrying factor as kids and adults both eat it in huge quantity without worrying about the ingredients on the food label.
Ingredients of concern in Lotto Choco Pie

  • Sugar
  • Edible vegetable oil-Partially Hydrogenated
  • Edible common salt
  • Liquid Glucose

Sugar
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is also 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.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Edible vegetable oil
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
Transfats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Transfats have been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death. They may also be responsible for alzheimer’s disease, cancer, liver disease and many more ailments.
Liquid Glucose
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
Ingredients present in Lotto Choco Pie which are not a concern:

  • Wheat Flour
  • Cocoa Solids
  • Milk Solids
  • Corn Starch
  • Sorbitol
  • Glycerol
  • Raising Agent: INS500(ii), INS341(i), IN503(ii)
  • Emulsifiers: 322, 476
  • Stabilizers 407, 415
  • Soy protein

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