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Bagrrys Choco+ contains multigrain flour 56.1% (whole wheat flour 33.9%, rice flour 14.8%, oat flour 7.4%), sugar, cocoa solids 4.6%, edible vegetable oil-palmolein, malt extract, glucose, mineral, colour 150d, emulsifier 322, and iodized salt.
It contains a high amount of sugar at 29.9 gm per serving size of 100 gm. This is very high for a product sold as a breakfast meal replacement and not safe for diabetics and obese people, and our recommendation is that even healthy kids and adults must avoid such high sugar breakfast replacements.  
The product does not mention the amount of salt in it even though salt is an ingredient. 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.
It contains palmolein oil which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat. It does not have too much PUFA, which can get oxidized under heat and is often rendered toxic.
However, last year, the safety authority delivered a scientific report that current levels of glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil are a “potential health concern.” Animal studies have identified these contaminants, which are formed when vegetable oils are heated to high temperatures and then refined, as both genotoxic (damaging to DNA) and carcinogenic (causing cancer). Of all vegetable oils, palm oil was found to have the highest levels of these contaminants. At high levels of exposure, these contaminants are a health hazard for all age groups, the authority concluded, expressing particular concern for infants, toddlers and children under the age of 10.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Bagrry’s Chocos+ is a sugary food sold as a breakfast replacement, whereas it should only be eaten as a dessert due to high sugar content. We do not consider such high sugar products as safe breakfast replacements. High sugar meals eaten frequently will cause lifestyle disease. As most people who consume this product do so as a meal replacement and not as a dessert, we are forced to give this a low safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food is very starchy and sugary with very little nutritional diversity. This may be eaten only as a small part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan and that too as a dessert and not as a meal.
Ingredients of concern in Bagrry’s Chocos+

Sugar
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.
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.
Glucose
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.
Salt
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Multigrain force 56.1% (whole wheat flour 33.9%, rice flour 14.8%, oat flour 7.4%), 
  • Cocoa solids 4.6%, 
  • Malt extract, 
  • Mineral, 
  • Colour 150d, 
  • Emulsifier 322

 
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