Kids and adults are both fans on chocolate biscuits! But are they good for health? As we’ve told you before, biscuits are not diet food, but if you can’t stop eating them, then you should know which chocolate biscuit is the healthiest? Which biscuit one has dangerous trans fats? And which choco chip biscuit has the lowest calories?
We’ve done a nutritional analysis of the leading chocolate biscuits in the market- Britannia Good Day Chocolate Chip, Parle Hide and Seek, Britannia Bonbon, Sunfeast Tasty Choco cream.
One of India’s oldest chocolate biscuits, the Britannia Bonbon came out with the highest sugar content at 39 gm of sugar per 100 gms of biscuit. This was 25% more sugar calories than the others, that were all around 31 gm of sugar.
The lowest calorie count came out to be Britannia Good Day Chocolate Chip. Per 100 gms of biscuits, it came in at 461 calories. This was slightly lower than the other that ranged from 470 to 480 calories, per 100 gm of weight.
The protein content in all the biscuits was all around 6 gm of protein per 100 gms. Clearly, biscuits are not exactly a protein source :) The fat content in all these ranged between 15-19 gms. The lowest was Sunfeast Tasty Choco Cream at 15.4 gm of fat, but this one had trans fats! Clearly, we don’t recommend this one. Trans fats are harmful fatty acids. Many cities and countries have banned the use in food (not India). They are created by hydrogentation of vegetable oil used in food processing and production.
Last but not the least, we always consider ingredients. Parle Hide and Seek came out on top in this one. All the biscuits used Wheat Flour as their first ingredient. The second ingredient was sugar for most, except Parle Hide and Seek that used chocolate chips :)
So, which chocolate biscuit is Fitho’s choice? We have two winners. Our top choices are Britannia Good Day Chocolate Chip for their lowest calorie count, and Parle Hide and Seek for the taste as well as their ingredients, since they used more chocolate chips than others as part of ingredient list. Britannia Bonbon was 3rd, and Sunfeast was at the bottom of our list, since it contains trans fats! Read about chocolate health benefits and know the healthiest among dark, white and milk chocolate.
Below is the nutritional information for all the 4 chocolate biscuits for India:Britannia Good Day Chocolate Chip
: 461 cal, 68.5 carbs (32 sugar), 5.7 gm protein, 18.3 gmIngredients: wheat flour, sugar, chocolate chips (14.5%), edible veg oil
Parle Hide and Seek:
481 calories, 73 gm carbs (32 gm sugar), 5.7 gm protein, 18.5 gmIngredients: wheat flour, chocolate chips (27%), sugar, edible veg oil
: 470 calories, 69 gm carbs (39 gm sugar), 5.8 protein, fat 19 gmIngredients: Wheat flour, sugar (36%), edible vegetable oil, milk solids, starch, cocoa solids
Sunfeast Tasty Choco cream: 470 cal, 6.1 protein, 76.7 gm carbs (31 sugar), 15.4 gm fat (trans fats)Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, edible vegetable oil, hydrogenated vegetable oils