Pintola Peanut Chikki Review – Made With Just Two Ingredients
Pintola Peanut Chikki boasts of a clean ingredient list. Let’s place it under the Mishry Microscope.
Peanut chikki, better known as gajak, is a winter special in India. While you can indulge in this nutty dessert year-round, the peanut + jaggery combination is known for its appetite-regulating and warming benefits, especially during winters.
Pintola, one of our go-to brands for PB, launched a range of chikkis. We ordered the peanut variant in our Mojo Box, and here’s Mishry’s Pintola Peanut Chikki review.
Is this truly made with just two ingredients?
Our Review Factors
After inspecting the ingredient list, we reviewed the taste, texture, and mouthfeel of Pintola Peanut Chikki. In addition to these, the freshness of the ingredients and packaging were checked.
Roasting nuts intensifies the flavor owing to the Maillard reaction. Did the nuts have the bold flavor roasting adds? Did they taste fresh?
Did the jaggery have that distinct caramel taste? As a pair, did this combination work?
We were looking for crisp squares of chikki that had a bold bite.
Soggy, chewy, or crunchy- what did we get?
3. Main Ingredients
No preservatives, no white sugar are the claims made by Pintola.
Are the chikkis prepared only with peanuts and jaggery?
4. Other Parameters
We compared the price of Pintola Peanut Chikki to other contenders in the market to check if this is economically priced.
Are these individually packed? Can you conveniently carry them as a snack or post-lunch dessert?
Since this is made without preservatives, it should have a comparatively shorter shelf life. After comparing with other brands, we found…
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Pintola Peanut Chikki – Detailed Review
Price and packaging – A pack of 24 individually-packed chikkis is priced at Rs 288/-. At Rs 12 per chikki, this might seem a little steep, especially if you compare it to local kirana store chikkis. Owing to the convenience these individually wrapped chikkis offer, and how easy they are to carry, the price is justified.
Nutritional label – A single 28-gram bar offers 139.7 Kcal with 15.3 grams of carbohydrates (12.6 grams of natural sugar from jaggery), 4.2 grams of protein, and 7.5 grams of fat.
We liked how the brand specified the caloric values per serve.
The main ingredients, as claimed, are peanuts (55%) and jaggery (45%).
Another thumbs up as this is truly devoid of white sugar and preservatives.
Is jaggery better than sugar in the true sense?
This primarily depends on your ‘why’. Are you replacing sugar with jaggery to lose weight?
Then no, jaggery is not better than sugar because both have similar caloric values.
However, if you’re looking to up your iron intake with natural foods, jaggery is a ‘sweet’ option. Moreover, jaggery is recommended to be consumed post-meals as it promotes a quicker release of digestive enzymes.
Peanuts are a plant-based source of proteins and good-quality fats. These fats are heart-healthy and the fiber content in peanuts is another plus.
So far, no complaints. Upon opening a pack, we saw a mix of small and medium-sized peanuts set in a jaggery coating. The brown hue of jaggery was neither too light, nor too deep. Our chikki was cracked from one side, but this wasn’t a deal-breaker as it doesn’t impact the taste.
The peanuts have that crunch roasted nuts do. The jaggery coating was crisp, and together the ingredients had a bold bite. The fact that it wasn’t sticking to the palate indicated that the jaggery had been cooked well.
Taste-wise, we liked the well-rounded sweetness. It was just as we anticipated. However, the peanuts taste slightly stale.
The caramel-like flavor is what sets jaggery apart from other sweeteners. This aspect was missing from the flavor profile as well.
- Full marks for the clean ingredient list.
- Nutrition details per serve are mentioned.
- The individually-packed chikkis are convenient to carry.
- The jaggery has been cooked well.
- Roasted peanuts are used.
- The peanuts taste stale.
- Caramel-like jaggery flavor is missing.
Looking to beat those sweet cravings while being mindful? Pintola Peanut chikki would make for a nutty treat with some protein and iron.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Pintola Peanut Chikki.
Consuming too much sugar and not maintaining dental hygiene may cause tooth decay.
No, this is devoid of preservatives.
Yes, this would be a better alternative to biscuits as the chikki is a source of good fats.
This chikki is single serve and might not require storage after unpacking. But if you must, you can store it in an air-tight container.
Though Pintola Peanut chikki impressed us with its completely clean ingredient list and the crisp texture, the taste was a let-down. The peanuts tasted slightly stale and the distinct caramel-like jaggery flavor was missing.
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