Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate brand owned by US confectionery company Mondelēz International, Inc., formerly Kraft Foods.
We like the fact that Toblerone Swiss Milk chocolate is not made from vegetable oil or vegetable fats but contains wholesome milk fats and Cocoa butter
In a 33 gm bar of Toblerone there is a whopping amount of 20 gm of sugar which is not recommended for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We are not concerned about the fat content of 10 gm per 33 gm because it is healthy milk fat and cocoa butter. The sugar content is very high. As little as two servings (66 grams) puts an adult over the daily recommended sugar limit.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating :6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate contains wholesome milk fat, honey, almonds, egg whites and cocoa butter. If it was not for the high sugar content, we would have given this a much higher wholesomeness rating.
Ingredients in Toblerone Swiuss Milk Chocolate which are a concern
- Vanillin (Artificial Flavour)
- Invert sugar
Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate contains 20 gm sugar per 33 gm bar. 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.
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.
Ingredients present in Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate are not a concern
- Milk Chocolate- Milk, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Milk fat, Soy Lecithin-Emulsifier,
- Egg White
- Invert Sugar
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