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Kelloggs Frosties bar contains toasted maize cereal 39% (maize, sugar, barley malt flavouring, salt, niacin, iron, vitamin B6, riboflavin B2, thiamin B1, folic acid, vitamin B12, Vitamin D), sweetened condensed skimmed milk 12% (skimmed milk, sugar), glucose syrup, vegetable oil, skimmed milk powder 8%, sugar, invert sugar syrup, fructose, humectant (glycerol. sorbitol), milk whey powder, calcium carbonate, lactose from milk, emulsifier (soy lecithin), antioxidant (ascorbyl palmitate, alpha tocopherol), flavouring.
The product contains a high amount of sugar at 32 gm per 100 gm serving which is high and cannot be served to diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases. This product is only suitable as an occasional dessert.
Moreover, this product is marketed to kids and commonly perceived as a meal or major-snacking replacement by many families. Such high sugar products are unhealthy and unsafe for children when consumed frequently or as meal replacements.
It is also high in salt at 0.75 gm per 100 gm, 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.
It contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Kellogg’s Frosties Bar cannot be considered as an ideal breakfast replacement as it is extremely sugary, has high sugar and an unspecified vegetable oil, this forces us to give it a low safety rating. Such high sugar products when used as meal replacements, are especially unsafe for children. This product is only suitable as an occasional dessert.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food is very starchy and sugary. This should be eaten only as a small part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan that includes abundant protein, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats. This product is only suitable as an occasional dessert.
Ingredients of concern in Kellogg’s Frosties Bar

Sugar
Kellogg’s Frosties Bar contains 32 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.
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.
Edible Vegetable Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
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. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
Flavouring
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Glucose syrup
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
Invert sugar syrup
Inverted or invert sugar syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose. It is used in several products such as honey, jam, golden syrup, etc. It is similar to high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is increasingly being seen as a reason for the high incidence of metabolic diseases. It has negative metabolic effects at much smaller doses than sucrose.
Fructose
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:
 

  • Toasted maize cereal 39% (Maize, Barley malt flavouring, Niacin, Iron,Vitamin B6, Riboflavin B2, Thiamin B1, Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D)

 

    • Sweetened condensed skimmed milk 12% (skimmed milk),

 

  • Skimmed milk powder 8%,
  • Humectant (glycerol, sorbitol),
  • Milk whey powder,
  • Calcium carbonate,
  • Lactose from milk,
  • Emulsifier (soy lecithin),
  • Antioxidant (ascorbyl palmitate, alpha tocopherol),

 
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