Verka Pio Thandai Flavoured Milk Review – A Refreshing Summer Drink

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Verka Pio Thandai Flavoured Milk Review – A Refreshing Summer Drink

The Verka Thandai Flavored Milk has balanced levels of sweetness. This thandai-flavored beverage has a subtle aroma of pista and cardamom.

Thandai is a special beverage served during Maha Shivratri/Holi to add to the festive cheer. Typically made with a blend of flavorful ingredients like almonds, fennel seeds, rose petals, black pepper, cardamom, saffron, etc. Thandai is a specialty of the North Indian states.

The product we are reviewing today is by one of North India’s leading dairy brands – Verka. In Team Mishry’s Verka Thandai flavored milk review, we discuss the taste, texture, freshness, quality of this beverage in detail and compare it to what a traditional glass of the same tastes like. Keep reading!

Quick Review

verka pio thandai flavoured milk review

The Verka PIO Thandai is a refreshing milk based beverage.

MRP – Rs 25/-*

Net weight – 200 ml

*Price at the time of review

Verka Pio Thandai Flavoured Milk – Everything You Need To Know

The Verka Pio thandai flavored milk comes packed in a glass bottle as a single serving. Since double-toned milk is used as the base ingredient, the Verka thandai flavored milk does not have a thick consistency. This ready-to-drink beverage has a thandai flavor with mild pistachio and cardamom aroma. 

Following are the parameters we based our Verka thandai flavored milk review on.

1. Ingredients 

Thandai is made using natural ingredients like fennel seeds, melon seeds (magaz), rose petals, black pepper, etc. Adding natural ingredients doesn’t just enhance the taste and aroma but also significantly improves the texture of the beverage. 

The primary ingredients that go in making the Verka Pio thandai flavored milk are double toned milk, sugar, food colors, and thandai flavor composition.

2. Taste

The thandai flavored milk by Verka perfectly hit the sweet notes. The quantity of sugar used is well balanced!

We could taste pista and cardamom flavors from this beverage. These ingredients have a dominant aroma too, which was combined with that of milk.

3. Flavour

As the bottle says, this is thandai-flavored milk. Though the fresh magaz and black pepper flavors were largely missed, the signature thandai flavor could be tasted. 

To simply put it- and as the label says it clearly – this is a thandai-flavored milk beverage and must not be confused with the texture and flavor of a freshly made thandai drink.

4. Texture & Colour

The Verka Pio thandai has a light beige color. This is how thandai typically looks like. 

Several variants are available in the market, like Shahi thandai, made with saffron, or flavored thandai like mango or strawberry, where more vibrant colors are noticed.

Texture-wise, the Verka thandai milk is not thick. The use of double-toned milk gives this beverage a thin consistency. Similarly, this thandai-flavored milk is quite subtle on the palate.

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Thandai flavored milk by Verka.

5. Refreshing Factor

Anything chilled on a hot summer day feels refreshing! As the name suggests, thandai is served chilled. In our opinion, this makes a chilled glass of thandai an exceptional summer beverage. Thumbs up!

6. Price

The 200-ml bottle of the Verka thandai flavored milk is priced at Rs 25/-. 

When comparing it to other aerated beverages consumers tend to gravitate towards during the summers, the Verka Pio thandai falls in the same price range.

On the other hand, the Verka thandai flavored milk is priced slightly lower than other milkshakes available in the market. 

7. Nutrition Facts

These nutritional values are for 100 ml of the Verka Pio thandai-

70 kcal, 1.5 grams of fat, 11.1 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 3.15 grams of protein.

8. Packaging

The Verka thandai flavored milk is packed in a glass bottle. It has a large-sized logo and a sealed lid.

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Verka Pio Thandai comes in a glass bottle.

9. Speciality

There is a wide variety of packaged milkshakes available these days. From vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch to coffee and other fruit-infused milkshakes, there’s one for everyone. 

Thandai is sold as a concentrate or syrup form. The fact that the Verka thandai flavored milk is a ready-to-drink beverage makes it unique. 

Parameters Verka Thandai Flavored Milk
Price Rs 25 for a 200-ml bottle
Packaging It comes in a glass bottle
Calories 70 Kcal per 100 ml
Nutritional Values Per 100 ml- 11.1 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fat, and 3.15 grams of protein
Flavor Subtle thandai flavors that are dominated by pista and cardamom
Texture Quite flowy, not dense or creamy

Verka Pio Thandai Flavoured Milk – Let’s Decode

verka pio thandai flavoured milk review
The Verka Pio Thandai has a refreshing pistachio and cardamom flavor.

During our Verka thandai flavored milk review, we observed the drink is hygienically packed. Here’s a drink you would enjoy as a refreshing and energizing beverage. 

This thandai flavored milk has unmissable pista and cardamom aromas and flavor. The consistency is thinner, as compared to thandai made using full-cream milk. However, this is a good alternative for people looking for low to medium-calorie drinks or milk-based beverages lighter on the tummy.  

Features

  • This Verka beverage is sweetened thandai-flavored milk. 
  • It comes packed in a glass bottle which adds to the overall value.
  • It has a smooth and light consistency.
  • The Verka Pio thandai is an ideal summer beverage.
  • Artificial thandai flavors are added to this beverage.

Pros

  • This is a single-serve product.
  • It has a flowy consistency that is light on the palate.
  • As compared to other milk-based beverages, the Verka thandai milk is slightly less expensive.
  • The sweetness is spot-on!
  • Double-toned milk has lower fat content than regular milk, making this an excellent alternative for weight watchers/fitness enthusiasts. 

Cons

  • The thandai flavors are very subtle.

Best Suited For

Looking for ready-to-drink thandai flavored milk? The Verka Pio thandai is something you must try.

As compared to regular packaged milkshakes, this flavored milk by Verka uses double-toned milk. So if you keep track of your calories, this is something you can enjoy while staying within your caloric budget.

Milk is naturally rich in calcium and protein, making the Verka thandai milk a better alternative for all age groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on verka pio thandai flavoured milk 

1. Is the Verka Thandai flavored milk packed in a tetra packaging?

No, the Verka thandai is sold in a glass bottle. 

2. How to store the Verka Pio thandai?

Answer: You are recommended to store it in a refrigerator and consume it chilled.

3. How many calories in the Verka Pio Thandai?

You get 70 calories per 100 ml from this milk based beverage.

4. What are other Verka products?

Curd, butter, ghee, flavored beverages are some of Verka dairy’s popular products. 

5. Where is Verka dairy located?

Verka dairy is located in the northern belt of India.

Summary – Verka PIO Thandai Review

Thandais are often associated with the festival of Holi and Maha Shivratri in India. Made using rich ingredients like almonds, saffron, magaz, black pepper, khus-khus and more, this is supposed to be an amalgamation of different flavors.

While we are not comparing the Verka PIO to a freshly made homemade thandai, which has prominent nuttiness and peppery notes, we were looking for a similar reflection. 

Though there are no real thandai specific ingredients in this beverage, the flavor of pistachios and cardamom surely reminds you of a chilled glass of thandai. This is not a heavy beverage, but a light milk based drink that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day. 

What is your preferred summer beverage? A milk shake, chaas or something lighter with lemony flavors? Let us know!

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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