Everything about Appy Fizz | Review
Hai guys, I am really glad that you are here. I am mr_crunchy. I am gonna give you my view on Appy fizz. Appy fizz is the India’s first apple fruit drink. I know this is not the right way to start, but we end up knowing many information only when we speak. We can speak about Appy Fizz. Do you know Appy Fizz’s taste or “is it really from apple fruit,” etc.?If you DON’T!!, dive in with us!
Table of Contents
Wanna know about The Brand?
Feel the Fizz
Carbonated Water based flavored drinks
FSSAI License Information
Manufacturing Unit 1
Manufacturing Unit 2
Manufacturing Unit 3
Manufacturing Unit 4
Important images on the Appy Fizz
The name FIZZ is illustrated very nicely in a bold charismatic font attracting the consumers. Guys let’s imagine that the “FIZZ text” is filled with bubbles, it’s how the fizz company advertise brand “THE FIZZ.”
Since this fizz is made up of concentrated apple, the apple is illustrated as ‘appy’ in an apple-shaped abstract and we must accept the fact that it is apple-flavor based carbonated drink.
Unboxing Appy Fizz
Details on The Pack
a. Primary Packaging
b. Secondary Packaging
Taste experience of Appy Fizz (as it is in the pack)
I am gonna open and consume this Appy fizz as the pack advises to “serve it in chill” condition.
Well, I opened the bottle cap and the pressure inside creates a hissing sound ‘Fizz’ while opening. The bubbles rises up from the treat with a ‘carbonated’ or ‘fizzy’ nature. Also, I can sense a strong note of apple, imparting the sensation of ‘sourly-apple’ taste to our brain, which will or may make our mouth watery based on people but for me, it does those mouth watery stuffs.
About the visuals, we will be eager to know a lot about the treat. Since this is a beverage treat, I poured the treat or ‘fizz’ in a cup rather than seeing through the cap hole.
I can see the bubbles emerging as sparkles as of like gold shiny sparkles while pouring.
But you can see that the fizz is not gold in color, it is caramel brown color sparkling due to the fizz (bubbles), also the ‘chillness effect’ enhances the sparkles visually with a quick brain attraction towards the treat.
Adding that, if we look into the fizz from a top angle, it feels like we are looking into another universe.
The glossy nature and the sparkles create ‘that kind of illusion’ to our brain, also giving pleasure to our eyes.
Basically, we won’t touch and sense a drink unless it spills on us. So, we should be knowing how it feels when spilled on our clothes or hands.
The treat feels chill, because the treat is kept in a chilled environment or refrigerator.
Yes! We came to the best part – ‘the taste’. We would expect an apple taste and this is with fizz. I imagine like, what if the real apple fruit is carbonated, like can I eat something like that? A carbonated apple and I am consuming it in solid form. Coming to the drink, the fizz tastes sourly apple with sweet and fizz included. Don’t forget the sparkle effect happening in our mouth.
After drinking the treat, apple flavor stays in our tongue for few minutes with a carbonated feel. Let’s get into some more creepy depth nutrition related stuffs. Are you ready know about them?
Special Design Fact
The number one special is the unique shape of the PET bottle. It’s easy to handle, like the product can be held in our hand with a tight grip. No worry of dropping the Appy Fizz.
The second and the best one is that the fact about the label wrapped around the bottle. The product is fully covered by label to ensure that no sunlight affects the fizz, but we can’t be sure about it.
If we see clearly, the neck is left open to get a quick preview about the treat, maybe it’s not for sunlight. It’s what we take into us, so let’s know more. If you know a lot about this, write about it here.
Appy Fizz's ingredients
Source : Nature
How : Water might have undergone several processes to ensure that it is pure and away from microbes and other particles.
Why : Water is the base by which carbonated drink is made.
Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugarcane is crushed and the juice is extracted. Then the juice is heated and filtered. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : Sugar adds sweetness to the Appy Fizz.
Amount Added : 1.9 %
Source : Apple
How : Apples are crushed and squeezed to obtain the apple juice. The water content from the apple juice is removed by evaporation which results in concentrated form of the apple juice i.e. apple juice concentrate.
Why : Apple juice concentrate gives apple flavour and taste to Appy Fizz.
Code Name : INS 290
Source : Multiple Source
How : Carbon dioxide is obtained by storing the by-product ‘carbon dioxide’ which comes from other chemical processes or by directly burning natural gas. Carbon dioxide is added to the treat under certain pressure and temperature.
Why : Carbon dioxide gives the Appy Fizz, its crisp and sparkling effect or we can call it the fizzy effect.
- INS 296
Name : Malic Acid
Source : Multiple Source
How : Malic acid can be produced by microbial fermentation of glucose. In chemical synthesis, malic acid is produced from hydration of maleic anhydride, where the malic anhydride is produced from oxidation of benzene or butane.
Why : Malic acid does the acidity regulator job primarily i.e. maintaining the pH of Appy fizz but it also adds ‘tart’ taste. The other works of Malic acid are stabilising the colour i.e. no decoloration as well as a flavour enhancer.
- INS 330
Name : Citric Acid
Source : Molasses
How : Citric acid is produced by fermentation of molasses using microbes. Mostly Aspergillus niger microbes are used.
Why : Citric acid is used as acidity regulator i.e. it maintains the pH of the Appy fizz.
INS 211, INS 224 and INS 202 are used as preservatives in Appy Fizz.
- INS 211
Name : Sodium Benzoate
Source : Multiple Source
How : One way of production is that the benzoic acid is dissolved in sodium hydroxide solution and by evaporating the by-product ‘water’ results in crystals of sodium benzoate.
Why : Sodium benzoate prevents the spoilage done by bacteria and yeast.
- INS 224
Name : Potassium Meta Bisulphite
Source : Multiple Source
How : One way of producing Potassium meta bisulphite is done by treating potassium hydroxide or potassium carbonate solution with sulphur dioxide.
Why : Potassium meta bisulphite prevents the microbial growth to safeguard the Appy fizz. It also preserves the colour and flavour of the Appy Fizz drink as it is also a potent antioxidant.
- INS 202
Name : Potassium Sorbate
Source : Multiple Source
How : Potassium sorbate is made by neutralising the sorbic acid with the potassium hydroxide.
Why : Potassium sorbate helps in preserving the drink against yeast and molds.
Name : Ascorbic Acid
Source : Corn Starch
How : Corn starch undergoes heat treatment and series of steps which involves enzymes and chemical processing steps to produce Ascorbic acid.
Why : Ascorbic acid helps in preventing the formation of unwanted chemical compounds. These unwanted chemical compounds are formed with a condition that Appy Fizz may react with atmospheric oxygen; worsening the drink by affecting it’s quality.
Name : Ammonia Sulphite Caramel
Source : Carbohydrates like lactose, sucrose, fructose, etc.
How : Ammonia sulphite caramel is produced by dry heating the carbohydrates with or without acids in the presence of sulphite and ammonium compounds (which are food grade).
Why : Ammonia sulphite caramel gives light brown colour to the Appy Fizz.
Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
Flavour : Apple
Source : Industry
How : Nature identical flavouring’s chemical structure resembles to the chemical structure of the ‘natural flavours’ such as fruit. But it is completely made in industry or laboratory. i.e. apple flavour is made by chemicals.
Why : Nature identical flavouring substances impart apple flavour to the Appy Fizz.
Nutritional information - per pack/per serve
Per pack = 250 ml
*Per serve = 250 ml
Per pack = 250 ml
*Per serve = 250 ml
The per serve value is not given on the pack and is completely based on mr_crunchy perspective.
Weight Variants in Appy Fizz
a. Weight Variants
b. Flavour Variants
Low Saturated Fat
Trans fat Free*
*Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Appy Fizz. But, having a look at the ingredients list, there is a mention about the usage of salt, which contains sodium obviously. The value of sodium is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations, 2011.
*Why cholesterol and trans fat are given as not mentioned?
The cholesterol and trans fat value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Appy Fizz. The value of cholesterol is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations, 2011.
Tree Nut free
*Why it is ‘maybe’ a Vegan product?
The color 150d production is from carbohydrates which maybe from dairy products (lactose), hence it cannot be concluded as vegan until the company reveals the ingredient used for the colour production.
*Why it is ‘maybe’ a Gluten free product?
The color 150d production is from carbohydrates which maybe from starch hydrolysates (wheat starch or barley) hence it cannot be concluded as gluten free until the company reveals the ingredient used for the color production.
*Why it is ‘maybe’ a Lactose free product?
The color 150d production is from carbohydrates which maybe from dairy products (lactose), hence it cannot be concluded as Lactose free until the company reveals the ingredient used for the colour production.
Claims on Appy Fizz
No Claims and breakdowns
Warnings on Appy Fizz
Appy Fizz’s packaging
The company used PET bottles for this Fruit based carbonated drink. These PET bottles are lighter, sturdy and comfortable to hold in hands. The bottle doesn’t allow the treat to leak. The PET bottles are lightweight, so the bottles can be carried easily.
The Recycle number ‘1’ on this pack denotes that the packaging is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). The PET polymer is transparent in nature and it can be molded into any shapes.
Primary Packaging Cap
The cap is used to tightly close the mouth of PET bottle and ensure no leakage. The cap is sealed with the ring, which is present in the neck of PET bottle, indicating that the pack is fresh and not opened.
The recycle number ‘2’ on this pack denotes that the packaging is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). The HDPE polymer is thick and strong. It can be molded into any shapes and designs.
We can assume things, because there is no recycle number printed. The label is strong and stiff giving us the info that it not only acts for ‘printing info’ but also maybe for some protection. From our assumption, the sunlight may affect the organoleptic properties (color, texture and taste) of the Appy Fizz. That’s where this might help from our assumption because it’s uncommon to use stiff label.
Keep your city clean logo mentioned on the pack is meant to give awareness to the consumers to throw the pack in the dustbin after use. Thus, supporting our Mother Nature.
Things to know before buying
Green colour indicates that this is a vegetarian product or treat. Mentioned on secondary packaging.
The multiple source/items used in the production of Appy Fizz. Mentioned on secondary packaging.
The Nutrients present in the Appy Fizz. Mentioned on secondary packaging.
There is no per serve recommended on the pack.
The content which needs the most concern and to be noted. Mentioned on secondary packaging.
The date, which this particular Appy Fizz is manufactured. Mentioned on primary packaging.
For the best experience of the Appy Fizz consume before the given date. Mentioned on secondary packaging.
Ingredients to know before buying
Appy Fizz consists of about 30.75 g of sugar in 250 ml whole pack. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.
The INS 211 - Sodium Benzoate preservative have the ability to form benzene which is a known carcinogen. It can cause hyperactivity in children; it also increases the appetite. Some people can also get affected to itching and swelling when they consume product with sodium benzoate. But the levels of benzene formed will be low and is deemed to be safe.
Some breakdowns in Appy Fizz
What is apple juice ‘based’ carbonated drink?
It is a carbonated drink where the apple juice concentrate is added.
Is it really from apple fruit? Is it true
Yes. it is true. It’s a drink in which apple juice is mixed. The base ingredient is carbonated water to which the apple flavour is added to make it as apple-based juice. It contains about 12.7% of apple juice but it is added in the form of apple juice concentrate and is 1.9%. This helps adding apple flavour to the carbonated water.
How much apple juice is present in this Appy fizz
As we have discussed earlier, it is about 12.7% i.e. 12.7 ml of apple juice per 100 ml of Appy fizz. So how much does this 250 ml Appy Fizz bottle contains? Do you know? Let me crack this for you, 250 ml contains about 31.75 ml of apple juice.
How come Appy Fizz flavour feels good like apple even when the amount is low?
We can see that nature identical flavour (apple) is added according to ingredients list which helps in enhancing the apple flavour of the fizz.
Where and how to store the Appy Fizz
Before Opening the Pack
After Opening the Pack
Some interesting facts before you leave
Frequently Asked Questions
It contains about 30.75 grams of sugar.
Yes, it contains INS 150d.
Disclaimer: The information in this page is mr_crunchy’s perspective and is fully for information purpose only, not for any nutrition or doctor’s advice. Mr_crunchy completely recommend you to consult a nutritionist or a doctor.