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Cadbury Dairy Milk Crispello is  a finger format chocolate with a crispy centre, and covered with a  layer of milk chocolate.
Milk chocolates are known to be highly sugary and low in cocoa content and they don’t even mention the amount of 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 Crispello is 48.9 gm per serving size of 100 gm, which is extremely high and not recommended for those battling weight issues and lifestyle diseases.
The product contains edible vegetable fat. Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”.  Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health.
It contains palm oil as one of its ingredients, palmolein oil 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: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Cadbury Dairy Milk Crispello is high on sugar at 48.9 gm per 100 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.
Being a sweet treat it contains 0.51 gm salt in it in a 100 gm pack, the WHO recommended daily salt intake is 1>3 gm per day and so if you have 2 packs of this chocolate in a day you have almost had an entire day’s salt intake!
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable fat has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used. 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. Why doesn’t Cadbury replace it with cocoa butter instead?
It contains palm oil as one of its ingredients, palmolein oil 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.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (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 100 gm the sugar content is 48.9 grams.
Ingredients of concern in Cadbury Dairy Milk Crispello

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Edible Vegetable Fat

Sugar
Cadbury Daily Milk Crispello contains 48.9 gm sugar per 100 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.
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 Fat
Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”.  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.
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable fat has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
A vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant. Such oils have been part of human culture for millennia. The term “vegetable oil” can be narrowly defined as referring only to plant oils that are liquid at room temperature, or broadly defined without regard to a substance’s state of matter at a given temperature. For this reason, vegetable oils that are solid at room temperature are sometimes called vegetable fats.
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:

  • Milk Chocolate- Milk Solids 11%
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Cocoa Solids
  • Emulsifiers: IN 442 IN 476
  • Wheat Crispies 11%-Refined wheat flour, Corn starch, Palm Kernel Oil, Leavening Agent 450 i, 500 ii, 341 i
  • Artificial flavour- Ethyl Vanillin

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