Parle Melody toffee is a layer of caramel on the outside and a chocolate filling within.
This toffee contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil, and the brand 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This toffee is consumed in large amounts by kids, but it contains an unspecified vegetable oil, added unspecified flavours, and what we find unacceptable is that the food label does not mention the quantity of sugar in it. The consumer has the right to know what he is consuming.
Until we have this information, we are forced to give this product a very low safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product has wholesome milk solids and cocoa solids in it, which is good but also has unspecified amounts of sugar, liquid glucose, added flavour and an unspecified edible vegetable oil in it.
Ingredients of concern in Parle Melody Chocolaty
- Added Flavours – Nature Identical & Artificial Flavouring Substances (Vanilla)
- Liquid Glucose
- Edible Vegetable Oil
This 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.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
Added Flavour: Nature Identical & Artificial Flavouring Substances
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!
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.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Cocoa Solids (10.8%)
- Milk Solids
- Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
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