Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk chocolate is a widely eaten product from the Cadbury portfolio and is consumed by kids and adults alike.
Milk chocolates are known to be highly sugary and low in cocoa content and they don’t even mention the 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 Silk chocolate is 55.5 gm per serving size of 100 gm, which is very high and not recommended for the obese and those with lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk chocolate is high on sugar at 55.5 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.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (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 Silk chocolate should be eaten with great caution even by healthy people as in a bar of 100 gm the sugar content is 55.5 grams .
Ingredients of concern in Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Chocolate
Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Chocolate contains 55.5 gm sugar per 100 gm and 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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
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