Haldiram's Lite Mixture Review - Mishry
haldiram's lite mixture review

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture Review – Mishry

Does Haldiram’s Lite Mixture justify the sensible snacking tag? We found out the truth in our review kitchen.

Mishry Ratings

Taste
4 / 5
4
Crunch
4 / 5
4
Nutrition Label
3 / 5
3
3.67
GOOD!

Summary

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture is crispy and tastes fresh. The nutrition label and the ingredient list could have been better. The ‘Lite’ snack claim by the brand seems a gimmick.

With the ever-increasing demand for low-calorie snacks, brands have left no stone unturned to bring in humongous options of healthy snacks. People easily get attracted to snacks claiming to be low in calories and high in volume. But do we ever take a glimpse at the list of ingredients? We don’t. Haldiram’s offers different snacks under its ‘Sensible Snacking’ product line. In 2021, we reviewed Haldiram’s Lite Murmura and loved the balance of flavors it delivers.  A similar variant from the Sensible Snacking range that caught our attention was Haldiram’s Lite Mixture. Is Haldiram’s Lite Mixture the ideal ‘Lite’ snack option? In our Haldiram’s Lite Mixture Review find out more details. 

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Here is a quick glance at a few product details of Haldiram’s Lite Mixture : 

 

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture Product Details 
Price  INR 30
Net Quantity  150 gm
Mishry Ratings  Taste : 4, Crunch : 4, Nutrition Label : 3 
Shelf Life  5 months 
Calories (per 100 gm) 520 kcal

Our Review Factors

Here is a list of the review factors of Haldiram’s Lite Mixture:

1. Packaging

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture comes in a red color pack. It does not have resealable packaging. The 150 gm pack comes for Rs. 30. 

2. Main Ingredients

The main ingredients used in Haldiram’s Lite Mixture are the following : 

Flaked rice (46%), Edible veg oil (palm olein/Cotton Seed), Chana (14%), Cornflakes (6.5%), *Spices and condiments (cumin seed powder, turmeric powder, pomegranate seed powder, dry mango powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, celery, mint leaves powder, cardamom powder, black cumin, red chilli powder, clove powder), Iodized salt, Black salt powder, Curry leaves (0.1%), Acidity regulator (INS 330) and natural and nature identical flavoring substances. *used as natural flavoring substances. 

3. Taste

The hero of our review process is the taste. Here we examine the levels of salt and spiciness. Are the salt and spice levels balanced? Is there any seasoning that lends an overpowering flavor?

4. Freshness

Herein we gauge how fresh does this mixture tastes? Which ingredient brings in the freshness? Is the oil used of good quality?

5. Texture + Crunch

The texture and crunch play a significant role in our review test. Herein we checked how crisp and crunchy is this mixture? Does it feel oily on the palate? Which ingredient adds to the crunch?

6. Price 

The pricing of the 150 gm is Rs 30.

7. Shelf Life

The shelf life is 5 months. 

8. Nutritional Information 

Per 100 grams, Haldiram’s Lite Mixture offers 520 Kcal, 13 grams of protein, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of total sugar, and 28 grams of total fat.

Finding the most delicious namkeen offered by Haldiram’s? Your quest ends here!

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture – Detailed Review

Let’s have a look at the detailed review here: 

Haldiram’s Lite Mixture belongs to the Sensible Snacking range. It comes in a red outer pack and has a shelf life of 5 months.

First things first, let us talk about the texture. We liked how non-oily this namkeen feels on the palate. The crispness of the rice flakes and corn flakes is commendable. 

Taste-wise, the flavor and freshness of the different ingredients hit the correct spots! The curry leaves lend significant freshness to this mixture. 

Here are is a detailed explanation of the taste and texture of the 3 main ingredients : 

Rice Flakes: This ingredient occupies a majority part of the namkeen. Texture-wise, these are SUPER CRISPY! These are well seasoned with salt and a tinge of turmeric.

Corn Flakes: The crunch coming from the corn flakes is on point. It is lightly salted and has a nice tang. 

Chana: Adding to the texture is the roasted chana. Neither hard nor soft. It adds a perfect bite to this mixture. 

For a snack that claims to be ‘lite’, we expected the ingredient list to be better. The use of both palm olein oil and cottonseed oil bothers us. Consumption of these oils is not considered healthy. 

Moreover, about 100 gm of this mixture carries about 520 kcal. And this certainly does not make it a lite snack.

Rating the brand out of 5 on all of our review parameters: 

Packaging – 3/5

Main Ingredients  – 3/5   

Taste – 4/5

Freshness – 4/5

Texture + Crunch  – 4/5

Price  – 4/5

Shelf Life – 4/5

Nutritional Information  – 3/5

*Unlike the other parameters, the list of ingredients and the nutritional information were not appreciated. The ‘Sensible Snacking’ tagline appears to be a gimmick. Hence, it resulted in a lower score.

packaging of haldirams lite mixture
The overall packaging of Haldiram’s Lite Mixture.
haldiram's lite mixture placed in a bowl
First look at the Haldiram's Lite Mixture after opening the pack.
closer look at haldiram's lite mixture
The rice flakes and corn flakes are SUPER CRISP.

Pros 

  • We love the fresh taste of this namkeen
  • It does not feel oily on the palate. 
  • The crispness and crunch are SPOT ON! 
  • The salt levels are perfectly balanced. 

Cons 

  • This mixture is certainly not a light snacking option. 

Best Suited For 

If you prefer a crunchy snack option that is mildly flavored, you can try the Haldiram’s Lite Mixture. You can devour a bowl of this namkeen with a hot cup of tea or coffee. That said, make sure to be mindful of the calorie intake. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Lite Mixture

1. Is this mixture a healthy food item?

Certainly not. This mixture is not a healthy snack since it contains palm olein oil and cottonseed oil. Both oils tend to be high in saturated fats. It is best to consume any packaged snack in moderation.

2. Does this mixture contain badam and nuts?

No. Haldiram’s Lite Mixture does not contain badam and nuts. 

3. Does this mixture contain preservatives?

Yes. Haldiram’s Lite Mixture contains preservatives. It includes Acidity Regulator (INS 330), known as Citric Acid, used widely as a preservative to make foods last longer. 

4. Can this mixture be paired with tea or coffee?

Yes. This mixture will make a delicious accompaniment when paired with a hot cup of tea or coffee. 

5. Does this mixture lead to any stomach-related problems?

Consumption of anything in excess is best avoided as it might lead to stomach-related problems.

Final Sum Up

The freshness of the ingredients, the crisp texture, and a great-tasting snack! The positive attributes we appreciate about Haldiram’s Lite Mixture. You can munch a bowl with tea or coffee or carry it along while traveling. 

But purely purchasing the product thinking it to be a light snack option is something you must think twice. 

Will you give Haldiram’s Lite Mixture a try? Let us know in the comments below.

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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