Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand Review – Not So Creamy!
We got no complaints in regards to taste. But the texture? Read more on what we liked and didn’t about Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand in the review below.
Shrikhand, India’s own ‘flavored’ yogurt, is indulgence in a cup. Luscious, creamy, chilled- when fresh and perfectly sweetened, this makes for the perfect dessert to end meals with.
Milky Mist, a dairy brand, has introduced their shrikhand flavored with a classic desi dessert ingredient- Elaichi! From taste to texture and freshness, our Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand review covers all you need to know.
How does the brand add the authentic elaichi flavor?
Our Review Factors
While reviewing Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand, taste and texture were our focus parameters.
Aspects like aroma, freshness, price, packaging were also considered.
Highly aromatic and subtly warm, sweet, and spicy simultaneously- this is the characteristic flavor elaichi imparts.
Other than the key flavoring agent, we gauged the shrikhand for the balance of sweet and natural sour yogurty flavors.
Luscious, creamy, and smooth were the textures we were looking for. What did we get?
Milk-based products have a short shelf life and high chances of going bad if stored incorrectly.
Taste, aroma, appearance, did this packaged shrikhand seem fresh or was there something off-putting?
4. Main Ingredients
Hung curd (dahi ka chakka), sugar, flavoring agents (saffron/cardamom) and nuts- typically these are all the ingredients you’d use to prepare shrikhand.
What does Milky Mist use? Does it contain preservatives? Added colors?
What type of curd does it use, is it specified?
5. Other Parameters
Is it leak-proof? Travel-friendly?
A 100-gram cup is priced at Rs 35/-.
It has a shelf life of four months.
100 grams of this shrikhand offer 253 Kcal with 39.58 grams of carbohydrates (of which 33.38 grams is sugar), 8 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fat.
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Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand – Detailed Review
Packaging- This shrikhand is offered in a small plastic cup with a flimsy lid. It is seal wrapped but the lid does not fit securely. This offers 1-2 servings.
The main ingredients are milk solids, sugar, elaichi, stabilizer (INS 440), and added natural flavors.
What is INS 440 and why is it in my Shrikhand?
INS 440 is an emulsifying and stabilizing agent extracted from fruits. Pectin from fruits, a white/pale brown colored powder, helps add texture and thickness. The riper the fruits, the higher the pectin content.
Appearance- With an off-white appearance, we could see some cardamom seeds. The consistency looks even throughout, there was no separate layer of water or whey floating.
Flavor- Shrikhand, though primarily sweet, has some sour undertones owing to the fact that curd is the base ingredient. Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand showcased a decent balance between sweet and sour flavors.
The sweetness may seem mild for those with a high sugar tolerance.
A commendable point is, the brand does not use just added cardamom flavor, but the real ingredient too! The bites with cardamom seeds featured a burst of refreshing flavor.
Texture- We were fairly disappointed here. Smooth, rich, and creamy is what we expected. However, this packaged shrikhand had a slightly grainy texture. Moreover, it lacked the signature creaminess shrikhand is known for.
Freshness- On point! The distinct sourness of curd tasted here was desirable. At no point did the shrikhand taste stale or rancid. Thumbs up!
- No whey/water has separated.
- It does not emit any stale aroma.
- The brand has added real cardamom seeds!
- Fresh flavors.
- This does not have a smooth mouthfeel.
- The creaminess is quite low.
Can’t get enough of cardamom? Need a chilled, refreshing snack? Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand is something we recommend.
Here are some interesting FAQs on Milky Mist elaichi shrikhand
Frequently Asked Questions
One cup contains 33.8 grams of sugar. We recommend mindful consumption and occasional indulgence, as too much can be harmful in the long run.
No, the brand does not mention the addition of preservatives.
Yes, this must always be stored under refrigeration.
Yes, it contains added sugar.
This has a four-month shelf life.
Pretty good taste but a let-down texture-wise, Milky Mist Elaichi Shrikhand showcased all characteristic features in its flavor. On the other hand, the rating on richness, creaminess, and lusciousness were quite low.
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