True Elements Chocolate Pancake Mix Review – Nutritious Pancakes
Nutritious? Yes! Delicious? Well, almost. Read Mishry’s experience with True Elements Chocolate Pancake Mix here.
Drizzle some maple syrup, top with fresh fruits, and serve with a wholesome portion of whipped cream- pancakes are to the West what upma, poha is to India. Staple breakfast foods!
Adding a pinch of tradition to this essentially sweet breakfast item, True Elements offers a pancake mix that is free of refined wheat flour. It is prepared with better-for-you, nutrient-dense ingredients. This True Elements chocolate pancake mix review talks more about what we liked, what could have been better, and is this something you should try or skip.
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True Elements Chocolate Pancake Mix – What You Need To Know
Here’s all you need to know about True Elements chocolate pancake mix.
The pancake mix is packed in a thick plastic pouch that is resealable. The brand also offers plastic-free packaging.
2. Main Ingredients
Flour (70% – Oat flour, Jowar flour), Jaggery powder (22%), Natural Alkalised Cocoa powder, Freeze-dried Curd, Natural Chocolate Flavor are the ingredients used in this pancake mix.
Thumbs up for the detailed ingredient list that is devoid of artificial additives or preservatives.
The taste of these chocolate pancakes justifies the addition of oats and jowar. This is to say that the natural flavor of this flour mix overpowers that of chocolate. Just like the chocolate flavor, the sweetness is mild too.
Following the instructions on the pack, we let True Elements’ batter rest for around 30 minutes. It had absorbed most of the water and turned quite gloopy.
To revive the characteristic batter consistency, we added a few more teaspoons of water, until it was thick but flowy.
These pancakes had a rich, chocolate-brown appearance once cooked.
In the dry, pre-cooking, and post-cooking stages, an inviting chocolatey aroma was observed.
A 500-gram pack is priced at Rs 370.
8. Nutritional Value
Per 100 grams, this pancake mix offers 396 Kcal which is divided as 80.9 grams of carbohydrates (9.1 grams of which is naturally occurring sugars), 5.6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 5.5 grams of fat.
9. Shelf Life
This mix has a shelf life of six months.
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True Elements Chocolate Pancake Mix – Detailed Review
|True Elements Chocolate Pancake Mix||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||500 grams|
|Shelf Life||Six months|
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Before discussing our experience with this pancake mix, we’d like to shed some light on the ingredients and how they are processed.
Natural Alkalized Cocoa Powder- The dry residual fiber that is left after cocoa butter is extracted from beans is called cocoa powder. When this powder is pressed and ground, without any additives, it is known as natural cocoa powder. Since natural cocoa powder is highly acidic, it doesn’t mix easily with milk or water. To solve this challenge, Dutch chemist Coenraad Johannes van Houten treated the natural powder with Alkali salt, and hence it is called natural alkalized or Dutched cocoa powder.
Freeze Dried Curd- The purpose of processing curd in this manner is to enhance the shelf life of the product. When the water content of curd is extracted at low temperatures, we call it freeze-drying. Unlike dehydrating food items at higher temperatures, dehydration at lower temperatures retains the overall quality once rehydrated!
That’s all the science for today, let’s jump to the review.
As mentioned above, in powder form, this mix emitted a lingering aroma of chocolate.
The brand does not mention the powder to water proportion, but we added around 3/4th cup of water to one cup of the powder. Once mixed, the batter was flowy but not smooth. We could see bits of oats floating in it.
After letting the batter sit, it had dried up a bit, as mentioned above. We made some pancakes with this batter.
For cooking, we brushed some refined oil on our heated Amazon Solimo Pan (nonstick)
This thickened batter required relatively more effort to spread. It soaked up a considerable amount of oil.
For the next batch, we added some more water to the batter, until it was flowy but thick. This time the batter could be spread easily.
The final result was soft and fluffy. That said, compared to pancakes made with refined wheat flour, these weren’t as soft. They felt relatively denser on the palette, owing to the fact they are made with oats and jowar.
In terms of taste, sweetness and chocolate flavors were quite low for us. We spread a generous amount of DiSano’s chocolate spread which fortunately uplifted the overall taste.
- A 500-gram pack is priced at Rs 370.
- It has a shelf life of six months.
- Main Ingredients- Flour (70%- Oat flour, Jowar flour), Jaggery powder (22%), Natural Alkalised Cocoa powder, Freeze-dried Curd, Natural Chocolate Flavor
- This contains no baking soda, refined sugar, refined wheat flour (maida), or artificial flavors.
- Full marks for the clean ingredient list!
- The aroma is invigorating.
- The brand does not provide a powder-to-water proportion.
- The sweetness and chocolate flavors are too subtle.
Best Suited For
Trying to eliminate refined wheat flour? Trying to incorporate healthier flours? Give True Elements a go!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on True Elements chocolate pancake mix.
1. Are pancakes made from this pancake mix healthy?
As compared to maida pancakes, True Elements pancakes are made with relatively nutritious ingredients making them a better alternative.
2. How many pancakes can be prepared from one full pack of pancake mix?
We made the batter using 1 cup of dried flour which yielded 2 small and 2 medium pancakes. As per that calculation, 17-18 small sized pancakes can be made using this pack.
3. How to store the pancake mix after unpacking?
Transfer the contents to an air-tight container and keep it in a cool, dark place.
4. Does this pancake mix contain additional flavor enhancers?
No, this pancake mix is devoid of flavor enhancers.
5. What toppings can be added to this chocolate pancake?
Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, fruits like bananas, berries, and even chocolate chips can be used as toppings.
True Elements chocolate mix is prepared with 100% clean ingredients and micronutrient-rich flours. Unfortunately, this is the only aspect we liked.
The taste and texture were all quite average.
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