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Barcode: 5057545889817 (EAN / EAN-13)

Brands: Tesco

Stores: Tesco

Countries where sold: United Kingdom

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Ingredients

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    55 ingredients


    sugar, chocolate flavoured frosting (21%) [sugar, palm oil, water, rapeseed oil, glucose syrup, fat reduced cocoa powder, humectant (glycerol), flavouring, emulsifiers (mono - and diglycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids), preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (citric acid)], pasteurised egg. wheat flour, rapeseed oil, humectant (glycerol), fat reduced cocoa powder, wheat starch, raising agents (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate), emulsifiers (mono - and diglycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, lecithins), cocoa butter, dried whole milk, preservative (potassium sorbate), pasteurised egg white, cocoa mass, thickener (xanthan gum), rice flour, flavouring milk sugar, dried skimmed milk, whey powder (milk), salt, glazing agent (shellac), tapioca starch, glucose syrup, stabiliser (calcium carbonate). allergy advice for allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold. also, may contain peanuts, nuts and soya. vegetarians rec
    Allergens: Eggs, Gluten, Milk
    Traces: Nuts, Peanuts, Soybeans

Food processing

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    Ultra processed foods


    Elements that indicate the product is in the 4 - Ultra processed food and drink products group:

    • Additive: E322 - Lecithins
    • Additive: E415 - Xanthan gum
    • Additive: E422 - Glycerol
    • Additive: E450 - Diphosphates
    • Additive: E471 - Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
    • Additive: E475 - Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
    • Additive: E481 - Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
    • Additive: E904 - Shellac
    • Ingredient: Emulsifier
    • Ingredient: Flavouring
    • Ingredient: Glazing agent
    • Ingredient: Glucose
    • Ingredient: Glucose syrup
    • Ingredient: Humectant
    • Ingredient: Thickener
    • Ingredient: Whey

    Food products are classified into 4 groups according to their degree of processing:

    1. Unprocessed or minimally processed foods
    2. Processed culinary ingredients
    3. Processed foods
    4. Ultra processed foods

    The determination of the group is based on the category of the product and on the ingredients it contains.

    Learn more about the NOVA classification

Additives

  • E202 - Potassium sorbate


    Potassium sorbate (E202) is a synthetic food preservative commonly used to extend the shelf life of various food products.

    It works by inhibiting the growth of molds, yeast, and some bacteria, preventing spoilage. When added to foods, it helps maintain their freshness and quality.

    Some studies have shown that when combined with nitrites, potassium sorbate have genotoxic activity in vitro. However, potassium sorbate is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities.

  • E322 - Lecithins


    Lecithins are natural compounds commonly used in the food industry as emulsifiers and stabilizers.

    Extracted from sources like soybeans and eggs, lecithins consist of phospholipids that enhance the mixing of oil and water, ensuring smooth textures in various products like chocolates, dressings, and baked goods.

    They do not present any known health risks.

  • E330 - Citric acid


    Citric acid is a natural organic acid found in citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and limes.

    It is widely used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer, acidulant, and preservative due to its tart and refreshing taste.

    Citric acid is safe for consumption when used in moderation and is considered a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) food additive by regulatory agencies worldwide.

  • E415 - Xanthan gum


    Xanthan gum (E415) is a natural polysaccharide derived from fermented sugars, often used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent.

    This versatile food additive enhances texture and prevents ingredient separation in a wide range of products, including salad dressings, sauces, and gluten-free baked goods.

    It is considered safe for consumption even at high intake amounts.

  • E422 - Glycerol


    Glycerol: Glycerol -; also called glycerine or glycerin; see spelling differences- is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in all lipids known as triglycerides. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant and in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol has three hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E450 - Diphosphates


    Diphosphates (E450) are food additives often utilized to modify the texture of products, acting as leavening agents in baking and preventing the coagulation of canned food.

    These salts can stabilize whipped cream and are also found in powdered products to maintain their flow properties. They are commonly present in baked goods, processed meats, and soft drinks.

    Derived from phosphoric acid, they're part of our daily phosphate intake, which often surpasses recommended levels due to the prevalence of phosphates in processed foods and drinks.

    Excessive phosphate consumption is linked to health issues, such as impaired kidney function and weakened bone health. Though diphosphates are generally regarded as safe when consumed within established acceptable daily intakes, it's imperative to monitor overall phosphate consumption to maintain optimal health.

  • E471 - Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids


    Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471), are food additives commonly used as emulsifiers in various processed foods.

    These compounds consist of glycerol molecules linked to one or two fatty acid chains, which help stabilize and blend water and oil-based ingredients. E471 enhances the texture and shelf life of products like margarine, baked goods, and ice cream, ensuring a smooth and consistent texture.

    It is generally considered safe for consumption within established regulatory limits.

  • E481 - Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate


    Sodium stearoyl lactylate: Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate -sodium stearoyl lactylate or SSL- is a versatile, FDA approved food additive used to improve the mix tolerance and volume of processed foods. It is one type of a commercially available lactylate. SSL is non-toxic, biodegradable, and typically manufactured using biorenewable feedstocks. Because SSL is a safe and highly effective food additive, it is used in a wide variety of products ranging from baked goods and desserts to pet foods.As described by the Food Chemicals Codex 7th edition, SSL is a cream-colored powder or brittle solid. SSL is currently manufactured by the esterification of stearic acid with lactic acid and partially neutralized with either food-grade soda ash -sodium carbonate- or caustic soda -concentrated sodium hydroxide-. Commercial grade SSL is a mixture of sodium salts of stearoyl lactylic acids and minor proportions of other sodium salts of related acids. The HLB for SSL is 10-12. SSL is slightly hygroscopic, soluble in ethanol and in hot oil or fat, and dispersible in warm water. These properties are the reason that SSL is an excellent emulsifier for fat-in-water emulsions and can also function as a humectant.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E500 - Sodium carbonates


    Sodium carbonates (E500) are compounds commonly used in food preparation as leavening agents, helping baked goods rise by releasing carbon dioxide when they interact with acids.

    Often found in baking soda, they regulate the pH of food, preventing it from becoming too acidic or too alkaline. In the culinary world, sodium carbonates can also enhance the texture and structure of foods, such as noodles, by modifying the gluten network.

    Generally recognized as safe, sodium carbonates are non-toxic when consumed in typical amounts found in food.

  • E500ii - Sodium hydrogen carbonate


    Sodium hydrogen carbonate, also known as E500ii, is a food additive commonly used as a leavening agent.

    When added to recipes, it releases carbon dioxide gas upon exposure to heat or acids, causing dough to rise and resulting in a light, fluffy texture in baked goods.

    It is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities when used in appropriate quantities and poses no significant health risks when consumed in typical food applications.

  • E904 - Shellac


    Shellac: Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes -pictured- and dissolved in alcohol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish. Shellac functions as a tough natural primer, sanding sealant, tannin-blocker, odour-blocker, stain, and high-gloss varnish. Shellac was once used in electrical applications as it possesses good insulation qualities and it seals out moisture. Phonograph and 78 rpm gramophone records were made of it until they were replaced by vinyl long-playing records from the 1950s onwards. From the time it replaced oil and wax finishes in the 19th century, shellac was one of the dominant wood finishes in the western world until it was largely replaced by nitrocellulose lacquer in the 1920s and 1930s.
    Source: Wikipedia

Ingredients analysis

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    Palm oil


    Ingredients that contain palm oil: Palm oil
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    Non-vegan


    Non-vegan ingredients: Egg, Whole milk powder, Egg white, Skimmed milk, Whey powder, E904

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    Non-vegetarian


    Non-vegetarian ingredients: E904

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    : sugar, chocolate flavoured frosting 21% (sugar, palm oil, water, rapeseed oil, glucose syrup, fat reduced cocoa powder, humectant (glycerol), flavouring, emulsifiers (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids), preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (citric acid)), egg, wheat flour, rapeseed oil, humectant (glycerol), fat reduced cocoa powder, wheat starch, raising agents (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate), emulsifiers (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, lecithins), cocoa butter, dried whole milk, preservative (potassium sorbate), egg white, cocoa mass, thickener (xanthan gum), rice flour, flavouring milk sugar, skimmed milk, whey powder, salt, glazing agent (shellac), tapioca starch, glucose syrup, stabiliser (calcium carbonate), including cereals containing gluten, also, rec
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    2. chocolate flavoured frosting -> en:chocolate-flavoured-frosting - percent_min: 21 - percent: 21 - percent_max: 21
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      2. palm oil -> en:palm-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 10.5
      3. water -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 7
      4. rapeseed oil -> en:rapeseed-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5.25
      5. glucose syrup -> en:glucose-syrup - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.2
      6. fat reduced cocoa powder -> en:fat-reduced-cocoa-powder - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.5
      7. humectant -> en:humectant - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3
        1. glycerol -> en:e422 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3
      8. flavouring -> en:flavouring - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.625
      9. emulsifiers -> en:emulsifier - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.33333333333333
        1. mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids -> en:e471 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.33333333333333
        2. polyglycerol esters of fatty acids -> en:e475 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 1.16666666666667
      10. preservative -> en:preservative - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.1
        1. potassium sorbate -> en:e202 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.1
      11. acidity regulator -> en:acidity-regulator - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 1.90909090909091
        1. citric acid -> en:e330 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 1.90909090909091
    3. egg -> en:egg - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 21
    4. wheat flour -> en:wheat-flour - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 21
    5. rapeseed oil -> en:rapeseed-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 19.3333333333333
    6. humectant -> en:humectant - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 14.5
      1. glycerol -> en:e422 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 14.5
    7. fat reduced cocoa powder -> en:fat-reduced-cocoa-powder - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 11.6
    8. wheat starch -> en:wheat-starch - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 9.66666666666667
    9. raising agents -> en:raising-agent - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 8.28571428571429
      1. disodium diphosphate -> en:e450i - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 8.28571428571429
      2. sodium bicarbonate -> en:e500ii - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.14285714285714
    10. emulsifiers -> en:emulsifier - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 7.25
      1. mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids -> en:e471 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 7.25
      2. polyglycerol esters of fatty acids -> en:e475 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.625
      3. sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate -> en:e481 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.41666666666667
      4. lecithins -> en:e322 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 1.8125
    11. cocoa butter -> en:cocoa-butter - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 6.44444444444444
    12. dried whole milk -> en:whole-milk-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5.8
    13. preservative -> en:preservative - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5.27272727272727
      1. potassium sorbate -> en:e202 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5.27272727272727
    14. egg white -> en:egg-white - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.83333333333333
    15. cocoa mass -> en:cocoa-paste - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.46153846153846
    16. thickener -> en:thickener - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.14285714285714
      1. xanthan gum -> en:e415 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.14285714285714
    17. rice flour -> en:rice-flour - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.86666666666667
    18. flavouring milk sugar -> en:flavouring-milk-sugar - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.625
    19. skimmed milk -> en:skimmed-milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.41176470588235
    20. whey powder -> en:whey-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.22222222222222
    21. salt -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.05263157894737
    22. glazing agent -> en:glazing-agent - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.9
      1. shellac -> en:e904 - vegan: no - vegetarian: no - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.9
    23. tapioca starch -> en:tapioca - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.76190476190476
    24. glucose syrup -> en:glucose-syrup - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.63636363636364
    25. stabiliser -> en:stabiliser - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.52173913043478
      1. calcium carbonate -> en:e170i - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.52173913043478
    26. including cereals containing gluten -> en:cereals-containing-gluten - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.41666666666667
    27. also -> en:also - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.41666666666667
    28. rec -> en:rec - labels: en:vegetarian - vegetarian: en:yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.23076923076923

Nutrition

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    Fat ?
    Saturated fat ?
    Carbohydrates ?
    Sugars ?
    Fiber ?
    Proteins ?
    Salt ?
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 5.818 %

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