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Cadbury Dairy Lickables is a liquid format of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolates along with Oreo biscuit bits and wheat crisps.
People tend to consume it in large quantities without looking at the nutritional label. Just 100 gm of this product contains an astounding 47.8 gm sugar which is extremely high and can cause diabetes and obesity if consumed regularly. 100 gms also contains 38 grams of fat.
It contains 0.4 gm of salt in 100 gm of the product which is high considering it is a dessert. People generally don’t stop at one pack of these sweet treats and go on to eat more so that increases the salt content consumed as well.
This product contains palm oil as one of the ingredients which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat, it is better suited for cooking. 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.
This product uses edible vegetable fats which is usually a synonym for hydrogenated vegetable fats which 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 product contains edible vegetable oil- sunflower oil. Some 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product contains a very amount of sugar. At these levels, we consider it unsafe for many people.
This product contains edible vegetable fats and hydrogenated vegetable fats which are a source of trans fatty acids or “trans-fats”, which are harmful to health. Trans-fats increase the likelihood of heart disease. Trans Fats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Trans fats 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.
Hydrogenated fat is widely used in margarine, biscuits, cakes, frozen meals, fried foods, sweets, crisps, fish fingers and many dairy products. It’s popular with food manufacturers because it gives food structure and does not feel or taste oily.
In addition to edible vegetable fats and hydrogenated vegetable fats it also contains sunflower seed oil which is an 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.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables contains wholesome milk and cocoa solids but the high sugar content and the use of hydrogenated vegetable fats, edible vegetable fats and edible vegetable oil in it makes it potentially unsafe and harmful for the health of many people who are at the risk of suffering from lifestyle diseases.
Ingredients in Cadbury Dairy milk Lickables which are a concern

Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat
Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “trans-fats”, which are harmful to health. Trans-fats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
Trans-fats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Trans-fats 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.
Hydrogenated fat is widely used. We see it listed in the ingredients of margarine, biscuits, cakes, frozen meals, fried foods, sweets, crisps, fish fingers and many dairy products. It’s popular with food manufacturers because it gives food structure and does not feel or taste oily.
Edible Vegetable Fats
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.
Edible Vegetable Oil-Sunflower seed 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.
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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern

  • Milk Solids
  • Cocoa solids
  • Cocoa powder
  • Biscuits-(Refined wheat flour, cocoa solids, palmolein oil, leavening agent 500ii, 503ii)
  • Maltodextrin
  • Emulsifiers: In 322
  • Wheat Crispies-(Refined wheat flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, palm kernel oil, leavening agent-IN 450i, 500ii, 341i)
  • Edible vegetable oil-Sunflower seed oil,
  • Milk chocolate
  • Emulsifiers IN 442, 476

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