Which are the healthy snacks to buy ( extruded snacks)

Consumer VOICE decoded food labels of 10 popular brands of extruded snacks to know which brands meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances  and which ones are safer for frequent consumption as per the international Traffic Light Labelling Standards. Read on to know which are the healthy snacks to buy ( extruded snacks).

Brands Tested :  Kurkure Masala Munch, Tedhe Medhe Mast Masala Tadka, Taka-Tak Chatpata Masala, Chulbule Teekha Tadka, Crax Curls Chatpata Masala, Piknik Puffs Chilli Cheese, O’Yes Chinese Tadka, Chatax Chatak Masala, Fun Stix Masala, Peppy Cheese Balls

Extrusion technology, well known in the plastics industry, has now become a widely used technology in the food processing industry. A category of snacks made by a different process – extrusion cooking, ( link-What is food extrusion or extrusion cooking)to be specific. This process allows for the making of products with all kinds of shapes (twisted, ring- or cube- shaped, etc.) and textures.For understanding nutrition information as given on the label, we took 10 popular brands of extruded snacks focusing on the protein and energy parameters. We have also rated the salt, sugar and fat quantities as per the traffic light colors to enable consumers to understand which are the healthy snacks to buy ( extruded snacks).

Brands Tested

  • Kurkure Masala Munch
  • Tedhe Medhe Mast Masala Tadka
  • Taka-Tak Chatpata Masala
  • Chulbule Teekha Tadka
  • Crax Curls Chatpata Masala
  • Piknik Puffs Chilli Cheese
  • O’Yes Chinese Tadka
  • Chatax Chatak Masala
  • Fun Stix Masala
  • Peppy Cheese Balls

Parameters Tested

  • Protein
  • Energy
  • Fat
  • Sugar
  • Salt

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