Summary Feedback

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Spready contains sugar, edible vegetable fat, milk solids (16%), cocoa solids, emulsifier (442), artificial flavour (caramel and vanilla).

The product contains sugar 53.1 gm per 100 gm of the product. This product is highly sugary and cannot be recommended for kids as childhood obesity and diabetes is on the rise, also people with diabetes and lifestyle diseases should avoid it. 

It contains edible vegetable fat in it, 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.

It also contains 33 gm of fat per 100 gm of the product.

This is a HFSS (High Fat Salt or Sugar) product and therefore is not recommended for children or people at risk of lifestyle diseases. Healthy people must also consume HFSS products very sparingly. The HFSS calculation for this product is as per UK guidelines available here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216094/dh_123492.pdf

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

HFSS products like these should be kept away from kids as these are unhealthy and usually unsafe additions to their diets.  Even in adults, it can cause obesity and lifestyle diseases if eaten on a regular basis. It contains hydrogenated 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.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

This food product cannot be recommended for kids, as it is HFSS food and can harm the health of kids consuming it. It contains edible vegetable fat in it, 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.

Ingredients of concern in Cadbury Milk Chocolate Spready

  • Sugar
  • Edible Vegetable Fat
  • Added Flavour- Artificial Flavouring substances (Vanilla and Caramel)

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.

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.

Added Flavour- Artificial flavouring substance (Vanilla & Strawberry)

This product does not specify the chemical names of the flavours used and does not mention the quantity used either. While we understand that the legal labelling requirements allow this practice, we find it irresponsible that brands do not self disclose.  

Some people are allergic to some of these chemicals and others may want to avoid them. Consumers have a right to know and decide.

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

  • Milk solids (16%) 
  • Cocoa solids
  • Emulsifier (442)

Disclaimer – The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

The ingredients list of the products may have changed since this page was published. Consumers are encouraged to read warnings, labels, ingredient lists, etc.

Replies, if any, from the brand, will be published here ‘As is’

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0

Leave a Reply