Cadbury Bournville Dark Chocolate contains 50 percent cocoa content and a high 47% sugar.
The high sugar content makes the product unsuitable for most people, except in small servings not exceeding 25 grams in a day.
People consume Dark chocolate thinking it has health benefits for them, but if the product has a whopping amount of sugar as this one, then it’s no better than a regular high sugar dessert. If consuming dark chocolate for health benefits, we recommend chocolates with 80 or 90 percent cocoa.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Cadbury Bournville Dark Chocolate has high sugar content.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains wholesome cocoa content but we are unable to give it a higher rating because of it’s high sugar content.
Ingredients of concern in Cadbury Bournville Dark Chocolate
It contains a high 47 gm sugar sugar per 100 gm pack. 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.
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:
- Milk Solids
- Cocoa Butter 10%
- Cocoa Solids 40%
- Permitted Emulsifiers: In 442, IN 476
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