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Smarties Buttons - NestleSmarties - 90 g

Smarties Buttons - NestleSmarties - 90 g

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Barcode: 7613030081821 (EAN / EAN-13)

Quantity: 90 g

Packaging: Paper-packet

Brands: NestleSmarties

Categories: Snacks, Sweet snacks, Cocoa and its products, Chocolates, Milk chocolates

Labels, certifications, awards: No artificial flavors, No artificial preservatives, No artificial colors, No artificial colours and preservatives, No artificial colours or flavours

Countries where sold: Gibraltar, United Kingdom

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Ingredients

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    39 ingredients


    sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, butterfat (from milk), lactose and proteins from whey (from milk), whey powder (from milk), vegetable fats (palm, shea), skimmed milk powder, fat-reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier (lecithins), rice starch, glazing agent (gum arabic, shellac, beeswax white, carnauba wax), colours (red beet, anthocyanins, curcumin, beta-carotene, copper complexes of chlorophyllins), fruit and vegetable concentrates (safflower, blackcurrant, grape, lemon, radish), spirulina concentrate, barley malt extract, milk chocolate contains cocoa solids 25% minimum, milk solids 14% minimum and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter
    Allergens: Milk

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: E100 - Curcumin
    • Additive: E141 - Copper complexes of chlorophylls and chlorophyllins
    • Additive: E160a - Carotene
    • Additive: E163 - Anthocyanins
    • Additive: E322 - Lecithins
    • Additive: E414 - Acacia gum
    • Additive: E903 - Carnauba wax
    • Additive: E904 - Shellac
    • Ingredient: Colour
    • Ingredient: Emulsifier
    • Ingredient: Glazing agent
    • 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

  • E160a - Carotene


    Carotene: The term carotene -also carotin, from the Latin carota, "carrot"- is used for many related unsaturated hydrocarbon substances having the formula C40Hx, which are synthesized by plants but in general cannot be made by animals -with the exception of some aphids and spider mites which acquired the synthesizing genes from fungi-. Carotenes are photosynthetic pigments important for photosynthesis. Carotenes contain no oxygen atoms. They absorb ultraviolet, violet, and blue light and scatter orange or red light, and -in low concentrations- yellow light. Carotenes are responsible for the orange colour of the carrot, for which this class of chemicals is named, and for the colours of many other fruits, vegetables and fungi -for example, sweet potatoes, chanterelle and orange cantaloupe melon-. Carotenes are also responsible for the orange -but not all of the yellow- colours in dry foliage. They also -in lower concentrations- impart the yellow coloration to milk-fat and butter. Omnivorous animal species which are relatively poor converters of coloured dietary carotenoids to colourless retinoids have yellowed-coloured body fat, as a result of the carotenoid retention from the vegetable portion of their diet. The typical yellow-coloured fat of humans and chickens is a result of fat storage of carotenes from their diets. Carotenes contribute to photosynthesis by transmitting the light energy they absorb to chlorophyll. They also protect plant tissues by helping to absorb the energy from singlet oxygen, an excited form of the oxygen molecule O2 which is formed during photosynthesis. β-Carotene is composed of two retinyl groups, and is broken down in the mucosa of the human small intestine by β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase to retinal, a form of vitamin A. β-Carotene can be stored in the liver and body fat and converted to retinal as needed, thus making it a form of vitamin A for humans and some other mammals. The carotenes α-carotene and γ-carotene, due to their single retinyl group -β-ionone ring-, also have some vitamin A activity -though less than β-carotene-, as does the xanthophyll carotenoid β-cryptoxanthin. All other carotenoids, including lycopene, have no beta-ring and thus no vitamin A activity -although they may have antioxidant activity and thus biological activity in other ways-. Animal species differ greatly in their ability to convert retinyl -beta-ionone- containing carotenoids to retinals. Carnivores in general are poor converters of dietary ionone-containing carotenoids. Pure carnivores such as ferrets lack β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase and cannot convert any carotenoids to retinals at all -resulting in carotenes not being a form of vitamin A for this species-; while cats can convert a trace of β-carotene to retinol, although the amount is totally insufficient for meeting their daily retinol needs.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E160ai - Beta-carotene


    Beta-Carotene: β-Carotene is an organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is a member of the carotenes, which are terpenoids -isoprenoids-, synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units and thus having 40 carbons. Among the carotenes, β-carotene is distinguished by having beta-rings at both ends of the molecule. β-Carotene is biosynthesized from geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate.β-Carotene is the most common form of carotene in plants. When used as a food coloring, it has the E number E160a. The structure was deduced by Karrer et al. in 1930. In nature, β-carotene is a precursor -inactive form- to vitamin A via the action of beta-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase.Isolation of β-carotene from fruits abundant in carotenoids is commonly done using column chromatography. It can also be extracted from the beta-carotene rich algae, Dunaliella salina. The separation of β-carotene from the mixture of other carotenoids is based on the polarity of a compound. β-Carotene is a non-polar compound, so it is separated with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. Being highly conjugated, it is deeply colored, and as a hydrocarbon lacking functional groups, it is very lipophilic.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E163 - Anthocyanins


    Anthocyanin: Anthocyanins -also anthocyans; from Greek: ἄνθος -anthos- "flower" and κυάνεος/κυανοῦς kyaneos/kyanous "dark blue"- are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that, depending on their pH, may appear red, purple, or blue. Food plants rich in anthocyanins include the blueberry, raspberry, black rice, and black soybean, among many others that are red, blue, purple, or black. Some of the colors of autumn leaves are derived from anthocyanins.Anthocyanins belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway. They occur in all tissues of higher plants, including leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits. Anthocyanins are derived from anthocyanidins by adding sugars. They are odorless and moderately astringent. Although approved to color foods and beverages in the European Union, anthocyanins are not approved for use as a food additive because they have not been verified as safe when used as food or supplement ingredients. There is no conclusive evidence anthocyanins have any effect on human biology or diseases.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • 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.

  • E414 - Acacia gum


    Gum arabic: Gum arabic, also known as acacia gum, arabic gum, gum acacia, acacia, Senegal gum and Indian gum, and by other names, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree. Originally, gum arabic was collected from Acacia nilotica which was called the "gum arabic tree"; in the present day, gum arabic is collected from acacia species, predominantly Acacia senegal and Vachellia -Acacia- seyal; the term "gum arabic" does not indicate a particular botanical source. In a few cases so‐called "gum arabic" may not even have been collected from Acacia species, but may originate from Combretum, Albizia or some other genus. Producers harvest the gum commercially from wild trees, mostly in Sudan -80%- and throughout the Sahel, from Senegal to Somalia—though it is historically cultivated in Arabia and West Asia. Gum arabic is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. It is the original source of the sugars arabinose and ribose, both of which were first discovered and isolated from it, and are named after it. Gum arabic is soluble in water. It is edible, and used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer, with EU E number E414. Gum arabic is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries, though less expensive materials compete with it for many of these roles. While gum arabic is now produced throughout the African Sahel, it is still harvested and used in the Middle East.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E903 - Carnauba wax


    Carnauba wax: Carnauba -; Portuguese: carnaúba [kaʁnɐˈubɐ]-, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera -Synonym: Copernicia cerifera-, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, Maranhão, Bahia, and Rio Grande do Norte. It is known as "queen of waxes" and in its pure state, usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting and drying them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • 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
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    Non-vegan


    Non-vegan ingredients: Whole milk powder, Butterfat, Milk, Milk, Whey powder, Milk, Skimmed milk powder, E904

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    Non-vegetarian


    Non-vegetarian ingredients: E904

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    : sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, butterfat (from milk), lactose and proteins from whey (from milk), whey powder (from milk), vegetable fats (palm, shea), skimmed milk powder, fat-reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier (lecithins), rice starch, glazing agent (gum arabic, shellac, beeswax white, carnauba wax), colours (red beet, anthocyanins, curcumin, beta-carotene, copper complexes of chlorophyllins), fruit and vegetable concentrates (safflower, blackcurrant, grape, lemon, radish), spirulina concentrate, barley malt extract, milk chocolate contains cocoa solids 25%, milk solids 14% minimum and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter
    1. sugar -> en:sugar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    2. cocoa butter -> en:cocoa-butter - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    3. dried whole milk -> en:whole-milk-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    4. cocoa mass -> en:cocoa-paste - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    5. butterfat -> en:butterfat - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: maybe
      1. from milk -> en:milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    6. lactose and proteins from whey -> en:lactose-and-proteins-from-whey
      1. from milk -> en:milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    7. whey powder -> en:whey-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: maybe
      1. from milk -> en:milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    8. vegetable fats -> en:vegetable-fat - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: maybe
      1. palm -> en:palm - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: yes
      2. shea -> en:shea-butter - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no
    9. skimmed milk powder -> en:skimmed-milk-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    10. fat-reduced cocoa powder -> en:fat-reduced-cocoa-powder - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    11. emulsifier -> en:emulsifier
      1. lecithins -> en:e322 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe
    12. rice starch -> en:rice-starch - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    13. glazing agent -> en:glazing-agent
      1. gum arabic -> en:e414 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. shellac -> en:e904 - vegan: no - vegetarian: no
      3. beeswax white -> en:beeswax-white
      4. carnauba wax -> en:e903 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    14. colours -> en:colour
      1. red beet -> en:red-beetroot - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. anthocyanins -> en:e163 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      3. curcumin -> en:e100 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      4. beta-carotene -> en:e160ai - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe
      5. copper complexes of chlorophyllins -> en:e141ii - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    15. fruit and vegetable concentrates -> en:fruit-and-vegetable-concentrates - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      1. safflower -> en:safflower - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. blackcurrant -> en:blackcurrant - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      3. grape -> en:grape - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      4. lemon -> en:lemon - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      5. radish -> en:radish - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    16. spirulina concentrate -> en:spirulina-concentrate - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    17. barley malt extract -> en:barley-malt-extract - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    18. milk chocolate contains cocoa solids -> en:milk-chocolate-contains-cocoa-solids - percent: 25
    19. milk solids 14% minimum and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter -> en:milk-solids-14-minimum-and-vegetable-fat-in-addition-to-cocoa-butter

Nutrition

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    Bad nutritional quality


    ⚠️ Warning: the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts is not specified on the label, it was estimated from the list of ingredients: 0

    This product is not considered a beverage for the calculation of the Nutri-Score.

    Positive points: 1

    • Proteins: 3 / 5 (value: 5.8, rounded value: 5.8)
    • Fiber: 1 / 5 (value: 1.5, rounded value: 1.5)
    • Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and colza/walnut/olive oils: 0 / 5 (value: 0.00762939453125, rounded value: 0)

    Negative points: 26

    • Energy: 6 / 10 (value: 2146, rounded value: 2146)
    • Sugars: 10 / 10 (value: 61, rounded value: 61)
    • Saturated fat: 10 / 10 (value: 15.1, rounded value: 15.1)
    • Sodium: 0 / 10 (value: 72, rounded value: 72)

    The points for proteins are not counted because the negative points are greater or equal to 11.

    Nutritional score: (26 - 1)

    Nutri-Score:

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    Compared to: Milk chocolates
    Energy 2,146 kj
    (513 kcal)
    -5%
    Fat 25.7 g -22%
    Saturated fat 15.1 g -21%
    Carbohydrates 63.7 g +19%
    Sugars 61 g +22%
    Fiber 1.5 g -32%
    Proteins 5.8 g -18%
    Salt 0.18 g -24%
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 0.008 %

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