Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream Review – Creamy & Tasty
We reviewed Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream in our test kitchen. All details on the taste, texture and ingredients are discussed below.
Who doesn’t love a portion of chilled, creamy ice cream on a hot summer afternoon?
Anjeer, anjir or figs in ice creams are as iconic as butter in popcorn. Amul, a well-known dairy brand, brings an ice cream made using figs. We discuss all details on the taste, texture, price, packaging, and other aspects in our Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream review. Hit or a miss? Scroll down and find the answer.
Here is a quick glance at the product details of Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream :
|Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||125 ml|
|Main Ingredients (top 5)||Milk solids, Anjeer pcs(12%), Polydextrose, Fructooligosaccharide, and Sucrolose.|
|Shelf Life||6 months|
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for? We were looking for a prominent anjeer flavor which is innately sweet, almost honeyed, along with the milky creaminess of the ice cream. As this claims to be a sugar free ice cream, the type of sweetener used was also considered.
For our review process, we gauged Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream on the following parameters :
The freshness of the ice cream, level of sweetness and the flavor of anjeer were all considered under this parameter. Is anjeer just in name or does this contain real pieces and flavor?
When we say texture, we mean the overall mouthfeel and the creaminess of the ice cream along with the natural crunch of anjeer seeds and slight chewiness from the fruit itself. The ice cream should not be icy.
3. Nutritional Label
Many brands make use of vegetable oil and market them as ice creams. The primary difference between a frozen dessert and ice cream lies in the use of fat. Ice creams are made of dairy fats whereas frozen desserts contain vegetable oil. There are three primary things that we look for while checking the ingredient list – the type of fat used, sweeteners, and if any added artificial colors or flavors are observed.
The calories, total fat, total carb, added sugar, and other aspects are covered here. Per serving, Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream contains 91 kcal of energy, 4 gm of total fat, 11.2 gm of total carb, and 0 gm added sugar.
4. Other Observations
How sturdy and secure is the packaging? Is the cup or tub made using plastic or paper?
Ice cream is a dairy-based product, and its shelf life is dependent on different factors, including – the best before date, the way it is stored, and the preparation method. What is the shelf life of this ice cream?
Is it priced competitively? Economic pricing or overpriced?
Team Mishry loved the richness and creaminess of Amul Rajbhog Ice Cream.
Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream – Detailed Review
In this section, we cover the pros, cons, and our observations while reviewing Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream.
Product Inspection: Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream comes in a secure plastic cup with a tight-fitted lid. The nutritional information and the list of ingredients are mentioned on the cup. The 125 ml quantity is sufficient for a single person. This ice cream emits a fruity aroma which was inviting. Appearance-wise, it depicts a light peach color. It is a probiotic medium fat ice cream.
What is a probiotic ice cream? Probiotics are good bacteria that help keep your gut healthy. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two common types of probiotic bacteria used in the production of probiotic ice creams.
Our Findings: What did we observe during our review process?
Nutrition Label: The following are the main ingredients used in Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream :
Milk solids, Anjir pieces (12%), Polydextrose, Fructooligosaccharide, Permitted emulsifier, and Stabilizer (E471, E460, E412, E466, E407). Probiotic bacterial strains (Lactobacillus acidophilus bifidobacterium animalis) – minimum 10 ^6 bacterial per ml and sucralose.
Contains permitted synthetic food color (E122, E133, E102 and added flavors artificial flavoring substances – ice cream soda, vanilla, and fig). Contains artificial sweetener and for calorie conscious aligofructose (dietary fiber 9.3g/100g). Do note that this contains polydextrose which might have laxative effects.
This is labeled as an ice cream, which is why it does not use any vegetable oil. On scanning the ingredient list further, we came across the following :
Polydextrose: This ice cream makes use of polydextrose which is a soluble prebiotic fiber. It acts as a sugar replacement, starch, fats and results in a reduced calorie intake. It has a glycemic index of about 5, making it a suitable choice for developing dairy products with a lower glycemic load.
Fructooligosaccharide: Also known as FOS, these are composed of short fructose chains. These are primarily used as a low-calorie, alternative sweetener. It is non-digestible and hence does not affect blood sugar levels.
Sucralose: This ice cream also contains sucralose. It is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener made from sugar.
In addition to the above, it also contains permitted synthetic food color (E122, E133, E102 and added flavors artificial flavoring substances – ice cream soda, vanilla, and fig). Further, it contains artificial sweetener. Hence, we recommend occasional indulgence. Regular indulgence, thinking it to be a sugar-free ice cream, might not be the best idea.
Taste Test : The flavor of anjeer is lovely. The bits and pieces of sweet, fresh-tasting anjeer are welcome between bites. The natural sweetness of anjeer and the ice cream marry well and bring a well-balanced product. Overall, this is a flavorful ice cream with balanced sweetness.
Texture : The texture of this ice cream was impressive too! It is loaded with tiny pieces of anjeer and also has ground figs. The crushed anjeer seeds and pieces popping in every bite adds a nice crunchy texture.
Despite being a medium fat ice cream, the creaminess of the ice cream was commendable.
We loved the interplay of creamy ice cream and chewy, sweet pieces of anjeer.
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- The pieces of anjir/anjeer add a nice crunchy-chewy bite.
- It is a flavorful ice cream.
- We loved the mild sweetness of the anjir pieces.
- The creaminess of the ice cream is on point.
- It contains no vegetable oil.
- This ice cream contains probiotic bacterial strains (Lactobacillus acidophilus bifidobacterium animalis).
- It contains permitted synthetic food colors, added flavors, and artificial sweeteners.
If you are looking for a sugar free ice cream, we recommend trying Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream
This ice cream contains fructooligosaccharides, which acts as an alternative sweetener, and carries fewer calories than sugar. It does not lead to a spike in sugar levels. Though occasional indulgence might not be a bad idea, we advise you to consult your doctor before going ahead.
Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream has a shelf life of six months.
Yes, this ice cream contains added flavors including – ice cream soda, vanilla, and fig.
The specialty of this sugar free ice cream is that it has 0 gm of added sugar, low carb content, and has fewer calories. It also contains a probiotic.
Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream contains 91 Kcal of energy per serving.
So what’s our final verdict? Amul Sugar Free Shahi Anjir Ice Cream is loaded with pieces of fresh-tasting anjir and has balanced sweetness. The creaminess of the ice cream is appreciated despite it being a medium fat ice cream.
Will you give this sugar free ice cream a try? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.