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Luvlt Chocsmackers assorted Lollipop contains ingredients like sugar, liquid glucose, condensed milk, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa powder, hydrogenated vegetable oil, salt, butter oil, malt extract, antioxidant IN 322, synthetic food colour IN 124, added flavour nature identical and artificial flavouring substance chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
This product contains a whopping amount of sugar at 62 gm per 100 gm pack, eating this can be harmful for the health of our kids as it can push them towards childhood diabetes and obesity. It should be avoided completely by pre-diabetic and diabetic people.
It contains hydrogenated fats and hydrogenated oil in it, they 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 says that salt is an ingredient on the food label, but fails to mention the exact quantity of it. 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 also does not mention the cocoa content on the nutrition label, which makes us really wonder whether they should be classified as ‘chocolate’ or ‘milk sweets’?
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The high sugar content, hydrogenated vegetable fat and hydrogenated vegetable oil, salt in this product make such HSSF (High Sugar Salt Fat) products unsafe for most people in our minds. The trans fats make it worse.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
There is nothing wholesome about this product. The wholesome milk and cocoa are so low that they could be considered mere additives.
Ingredients of concern in Luvlt Chocosmackers Assorted Lollipops

  • Sugar
  • Liquid Glucose
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Added flavour- Artificial flavouring substance (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry)
  • Synthetic food colour IN 124,

Sugar
It contains a high 62 gm sugar sugar per 100 gm pack. 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.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat
Partially Hydrogenated and 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.
Transfats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Transfats 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.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Partially Hydrogenated and 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.
Transfats  are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.
Transfats 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.
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.
Liquid Glucose
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.
Added Vanilla, cocoa and condensed milk flavours (Artificial flavoring substances)
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.
Ponceau 4R Cochneal Red IN 124
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Condensed milk,
  • Cocoa powder,
  • Butter oil,
  • Malt extract,
  • Antioxidant IN 322,
  • Added flavour nature identical

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