Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix: A Comprehensive Review
Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix are a snack that you will not regret missing out on. Read on to know why!
Who doesn’t love food that cooks in an instant? Over the years, the demand for instant and ready-to-cook frozen foods have boomed. Be it the sudden arrival of guests or an upcoming kids birthday bash at home, these help bring a new twist to your party snack menu.
Overtime we have reviewed a variety of frozen foods by Amul and loved a few of them enough to include them in our personal grocery lists as well. This time around we picked a pack of Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix. Read our Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix Review to know more about how it fared on our rating scale. Is this a hit or a miss?
Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix – Everything You Need To Know
In this section, we will cover different information relating to Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix. Below mentioned are the price, packaging, ingredients, texture, and flavor of this frozen snack.
1. Price & Packaging
The Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix comes in a white and blue color pouch pack. This pack contains a net quantity of 425 gm and includes 12 pieces of the veggie stix.
The ingredients used here are – Potatoes 53%, vegetables 18% (peas, carrots, sweetcorn), Bread crumbs (wheat flour, yeast, salt, sugar, preservatives, acidity regulator), Edible vegetable oil (refined palm oil), Batter (wheat flour, starch, maize flour, salt), Rice flakes, Corn flour, Salt, Red chilli flakes, Dehydrated white onion powder, Dehydrated garlic powder, Parsley leaves.
3. Method of Preparation
As per the information provided on the pack you can prepare these veggie stix using two methods : Deep-fry or Bake (air-fryer)
Deep-Frying Method – For deep-frying, heat the oil up to 175 degrees. Remove the product from the freezer and directly put it in the oil without thawing. Take the required number of stix and place the remaining ones in the freezer. Deep fry for 3 minutes till it gets a light golden color.
Bake (Air Fryer) – For baking, preheat your air fryer to 200 degrees. Take four pieces of the veggie stix and bake for about 12-15 mins till you get a light golden color. Shake it for a couple of times in between. If taking less quantity make sure to reduce the cooking time.
The product is not suitable for microwave cooking.
On opening the pack, we saw that the stix were stuck together with ice and glued to each other. We also noticed a few fragmented pieces of the stix. They had a cylindrical shape and were thick in size. We were able to get around 4 to 5 decent numbers of the stix.
Sure, frozen food packs in a lot of convenience. But it should also be tasty. The Amul Veggie Stix absorbed a lot of oil during the cooking process. This led to an extremely diminished overall experience.
The salt levels were fine but this wasn’t spicy at all. Moreover, the freshness expected from veggies like corn and peas was too low. They did not plump up and neither did they taste fresh.
6. Texture & Colour
We used the deep frying method to cook the Amul Veggie Stix, as advised. As we could only salvage 5-6 pieces that were intact, we only fried a single batch of these snacks.
The few pieces we deep fried had a fairly crispy exterior but did not cook evenly. Some pieces also burst open and the oil seeped well till the centre. The centre
The veggie stix had a crispy covering of bread crumbs and had vegetables such as carrots, corn, peas, potato. But the fact that it soaked up a lot of oil was a bit of a letdown.
6. Nutritional Information
Here is the nutritional information for Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix per 100 gm :
168 kcal, 12.8 gm protein, 8.2 gm of carbohydrate and 9.3 gm of total fat.
Amul Veggie Stix – Detailed Review
Below we have mentioned in-depth information relating to Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix Review. Let us have a look.
|Parameters||Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix|
|Ingredients (First five)||Potatoes 53%, vegetables 18% (peas, carrots, sweetcorn), Bread crumbs, Edible veg oil|
|Net weight||425 gms|
|Shelf life||Best Before 18 months from manufacturing when stored at -18 degrees or below|
A 425 gm pack of Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix is priced at Rs 95/-. It includes around 12 pieces.
To cook these, we deep fried them in a wok of refined oil. We gently placed the stix in the hot oil without thawing. As time passed on, some veggie stix started breaking, some got fragmented, and did not fry within the mentioned time frame.
Our Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix review involved a lot of broken, bursted pieces. They soaked up too much oil and did not give us a good overall experience.
- The price of this 425 gm pack of Amul Veggie Stix is Rs. 95/-
- Shelf Life – Best Before 18 months from the date of manufacture when stored at -18 degrees or below
- There is no need to thaw the veggie stix before frying.
- You can either deep fry or bake these.
- Store these in the freezer.
What We Liked
- The salt levels were fine.
- The outer covering was moderately crunchy.
What We Disliked
- These veggie stix soaked up a lot of oil while frying.
- Many of them got fragmented and broke into smaller pieces.
- These were cooked and browned unevely.
- The vegetables were too dehydrated and lacked freshness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix.
1. Is this product suitable for microwave cooking?
No. Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix is not suitable for microwave cooking. This can be cooked using two methods as mentioned on the pack – deep frying and air fry (bake).
2. What is the ideal storage condition of this product?
The ideal storage condition of this product is in the freezer at -18 degrees or below.
3. How long can I keep it for consumption after opening the seal?
You can keep the product for consumption after opening for upto 18 months from the date of manufacturing.
4. What are the best side dishes suitable with amul veggie stix?
The best side dishes suitable with Amul Veggie Stix would be tomato ketchup, green chutney, mayonnaise, green chilli sauce, or a tomato chilli sauce.
5. Is this product completely vegetarian?
Yes, this product is completely vegetarian.
The above was our review of the Amul Happy Treats Veggie Stix. From an extremely soaked up batch of snacks to the lack of freshness in the veggies, there is a lot that went wrong with this frozen snack.
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