Weikfield Drinking Chocolate contains sugar, cocoa, edible common salt, nature identical and artificial flavouring substances-chocolate flavour.
The product contains a whopping amount of sugar at 81 gm per 100 gm of the product. This product is highly sugary and cannot be recommended for kids. It cannot be advised for adults with diabetes and lifestyle diseases as well.
It mentions cocoa as an ingredient but does not mention the exact quantity of it in the product and also contains an unspecified artificial chocolate flavouring substance.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Although the product is consumed in smaller servings with hot milk or water, the amount of sugar is still high and people tend to add more sugar while preparing the beverage which makes it even more unsafe for the health of kids and adults consuming it.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is getting a lower rating due to the high amount of sugar in it, which is a worrying factor for the health of kids as they have such beverages frequently and add even more sugar to it.
Ingredients of concern in Weikfield Drinking Chocolate
- Artificial Flavour- Chocolate
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is also 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.
Added Flavour Artificial- Chocolate
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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern:
- Edible common salt
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