Everything about Britannia Milk Bikis | Review
Milky Milky Milky land. Milk is white. Milk is nice. Hi my crunchy friends! Britannia Milk Bikis is a very famous brand in Tamil Nadu, India. Everyone would have come across this biscuit atleast once. It is believed that from the advertisement of Milk Bikis, 4 biscuits give a glass of milk energy. Is it true? “4 biscuits = 1 glass of milk?” Don’t you wanna know? Let’s find out in this article.
Why people love Britannia Milk Bikis?
The main reason is its reasonable cost, rich milk taste and consistent quality. The Milk Bikis biscuits dipped in milk gives good taste. Children’s favourite one.
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Wanna Know About The Brand?
Wanna Know About The Brand?
Britannia Industries Limited
The Wadia Group
Kal ke liye aaj
Fine bakery wares – biscuits
FSSAI License Information
Manufacturing Unit 1
Manufacturing Unit 2
Manufacturing Unit 3
Manufacturing Unit 4
Manufacturing Unit 5
Manufacturing Unit 6
Manufacturing Unit 7
Important Images on the Pack
The brand logo of Milk Bikis is illustrated. Britannia is the brand owner of Milk Bikis. Biscuits, breads, dairy products, cakes, rusk, crème wafers and croissant are served through Britannia Industries Limited. Milk Bikis is one of the brands of Britannia which serves only biscuits. The other well known brands of Britannia are Good Day, Marie Gold, Tiger, Little Hearts etc…
The treat which is present inside is shown on the pack. The milk splashes represent the milk solids used for the production of these biscuits. Any idea about how much milk solids are added?
4 vital vitamins!! Britannia Milk Bikis biscuits have 4 vitamins which are vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It also has calcium and iodine. To know about the amount of these vitamins in these biscuits, read nutritional information.
A young boy measuring his height is illustrated. You can see, 9 % extra!!! What it means? Does it mean that the young boy height is increased? or Does it mean the amount of added weight in this Milk Bikis pack? Let’s find more information by digging into it more.
Unboxing Britannia Milk Bikis
Details on the Pack
Taste Experience of Britannia Milk Bikis
I am going to open the pack. Combination of milk and vanilla aroma comes out more. The biscuit gives sweet vanilla aroma.
I am taking one biscuit in my hand. The biscuit appears rectangular in shape with a neat appearance. It looks corrugated at the top and flat at bottom. Its golden brown colour once again reminds us that this a baking surprise.
The biscuit is brittle; those corrugated small boxes gives some smooth feel disturbance and has rough feeling at the bottom. The biscuit is not sticky.
The biscuit is crunchy and tastes good. While munching, the biscuit becomes soggy from its initial dry feel. I am dipping the biscuit in milk. Now it tastes so good. The touch of milk enhances its taste. Yummy. I could sense vanilla flavour too.
The milk aroma and vanilla aroma rules my mouth. If you like milk very much, try dipping the biscuit in milk.
Special Design Fact
The special design is the corrugated square boxes on top surface of these biscuits. When dipping these biscuits in milk, tea or coffee, those small boxes will be filled with those beverages. While eating, the taste will be so yummy. Try it out when eating these biscuits. Share your experience with us.
Britannia Milk Bikis’s Ingredients
Amount Added : 63 %
Source : Wheat Grain
How : The wheat bran is separated from wheat grain. Then the starchy white part of the wheat grain is ground to produce refined wheat flour.
Why : Refined wheat flour forms the base ingredient where other ingredients are added and mixed to make the dough. It gives the structure for the biscuits.
Source : Sugarcane
How : From sugarcane, the juice is extracted. Then the juice is heated, filtered and purified. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : Sugar gives sweetness and also improves colour of the biscuits.
Source : Palm Fruit
How : Palm oil is produced by oil extraction from the pulp of the palm fruit. First, the palm fruits are blanched, threshed and digested. The palm fruits are then pressed to obtain the palm oil. Obtained oil is further clarified, dried and stored.
Why : Palm oil acts as an important role in textural properties and gives tenderness to the Milk Bikis biscuits.
Amount Added : 2 %
Source : Milk
How : Milk solids are the powdered form of milk. The water content of the milk is evaporated and dried. The solids such as protein, lactose and fat which remain in milk are called as milk solids.
Why : Milk solids gives flavour, tenderness and good mouthfeel to the Milk Bikis biscuits.
Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugar is produced from sugarcane. Invert syrup is produced by heating the normal sucrose or table sugar with water. It is much sweeter than the sugar.
Why : Invert syrup has many roles in the biscuit apart from giving sweetness. It provides flavour, colour and texture. It helps to the preservation of the Milk Bikis biscuits.
- INS 503 (ii)
Name : Ammonium Bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Ammonium bicarbonate is produced when ammonium reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Ammonium bicarbonate releases CO2 during baking which increases the volume of the Milk Bikis biscuit.
- INS 500 (ii)
Name : Sodium Bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Sodium bicarbonate is produced when sodium carbonate reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Sodium bicarbonate releases CO2 during baking which increases the volume of the Milk Bikis biscuit.
Source : Sea Water
How : Sea water is evaporated under sunlight to produce salt. Then potassium iodine or potassium iodate is sprayed over the normal salt in industries to produce iodised salt.
Why : Iodised salt improves the overall flavour of Milk Bikis biscuit.
- INS 322
Name : Soya Lecithin
Source : Soybeans
How : Soya lecithin is a byproduct of soy bean oil production.
Why : Soya lecithin helps the ingredients to bind together and prevents from separating. It helps to strengthen the gluten network in dough. Thus the quality of biscuit is improved.
- INS 471
Name : Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids
Source : Industry
How : Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids are produced by reacting fatty acids and glycerol.
Why : Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids helps the biscuits to be stable. It prevents the ingredients form separating and thus improving the stability of the biscuits. It also helps in dough mixing.
Source : Natural Mineral
How : There are many kinds of calcium salts used in bakery products. In ingredient section, the name of calcium salt is not mentioned particularly. The possible calcium salts are of sulphate, chloride, carbonate and phosphate. The calcium salt production is done by various techniques.
Why : Calcium salt increases dough consistency. It also adds up calcium value to the biscuits.
Vitamins are one of the important nutrition required to our body for cell function and growth development.
- Vitamin D
Name : Ergocalciferol
How: The cholesterol is isolated from wool grease using microbes. Then the cholesterol is exposed to UV light to separate vitamin D from it.
Why : Vitamin D boosts the nutritional profile of the Milk Bikis biscuits.
- Vitamin B1
Name : Thiamine
Source : Yeast
How : Vitamin B1 is manufactured by fermentation of media which comprises of molasses, ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulfate using mutants of yeasts.
Why : Vitamin B1 boosts the nutrition profile of the biscuits.
- Vitamin B6
Name : Pyridoxine
Source : Industry
How : Pyridoxine is produced by microbial fermentation of nutritive broth.
Why : Pyridoxine is added to improve the nutritional profile of the biscuits.
- Vitamin B12
Name : Cobalamin
Source : Glucose
How : Cobalamin is produced by fermentation of glucose by using Propionibacterium shermanii or Pseudomonas denitrificans.
Why : Cobalamin is added to improve the nutritional profile of the Milk Bikis biscuits.
Code Name : INS 917
Source : Potassium Hydroxide
How : Potassium iodate is prepared by reacting potassium hydroxide with iodic acid.
Why : Potassium iodate is used as a source for dietary protein and helps to strengthen gluten protein bonds in dough.
Flavour : Milk, Butter and Vanilla
Type : Artificial
Source : Industry
How : The artificial flavours have chemical structure which do not resemble the chemical structure of any ‘Natural flavours’ that exist in nature and is completely made in industry or laboratory.
Why : Artificial flavours enhances the flavour of the biscuits.
Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve
Per pack = 80 g (12 Biscuits)
*Per serve = 26.6 g (4 Biscuits)
The per serve value is not provided in the pack and is completely based on mr_crunchy perspective.
Low Saturated Fat
Trans fat Free
Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Britannia Milk Bikis biscuit. But, having a look at the ingredients list, there is a mention about the usage of iodised 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.
Tree Nut free
Things to know before buying
Green colour indicates that Britannia Milk Bikis is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the front side.
The multiple sources used in the production of this Britannia Milk Bikis biscuits are listed. Mentioned on the back side.
The Nutrients present in this Britannia Milk Bikis biscuits are listed. Mentioned on the back side.
There is no recommended per serve value on the pack.
The info which needs the most concern. Mentioned on the back side.
The date on which this Britannia Milk Bikis was packed. Mentioned on the top side.
Best Before/Expiry Date
For the best experience of these biscuits, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the top side.
Ingredients to Know Before Buying
Consuming 4 biscuits gives us about nearly 7.2 grams of sugar. If you are a person who is conscious of sugar intake, this is valuable information for you.
Warnings on Britannia Milk Bikis Pack
Milk Protein Allergy
Milk Lactose Intolerance
Britannia Milk Bikis’s Packaging
The pack which touches the treat (biscuits) called as primary packaging. The recycle number mentioned on the pack is 7 which indicates other category of packaging materials. There are different polymers used in this packaging. Particularly, which material used for packaging cannot be described. This packing helps to keep the biscuits fresh for longer shelf life and protects biscuits from moisture. And the pack does not allow the aroma outside.
The company illustrated a man throws the pack into dustbin; it means that after consuming the treat, empty pack should be thrown into dustbin.
Claims on Britannia Milk Bikis
Wow! This is great. If it is 9% extra, What is the original weight of the biscuit pack? Wanna know?
The original weight of the Milk Bikis biscuit pack is actually 73 g. 9% extra increases the weight of the biscuit pack by 6.9 g. So, the total net weight of the biscuit pack is 80 g.
Zero Trans Fat!!
Yes, the Milk Bikis biscuits do not contain any trans fat in it. Trans fat is not needed to us. Trans fat usually occurs in products which has highly processed fats or oils i.e. hydrogenated fat. Since hydrogenation version of oil is not used in Milk Bikis biscuits, it is trans fat free product.
4 biscuits = Energy from 160 ml of milk
Yes! They are equal. Not the nutritive value of the biscuit and milk. But, the energy value of 4 biscuits is equal to energy value of a glass of milk. What does that mean?
Let’s see the energy value of milk. From the Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, the energy from 100 ml milk ranges from 73 to 79 calories. So, energy of 160 ml milk ranges from 111.6 calories to 126.4 calories. The energy obtained from 4 Milk Bikis biscuits is 121.1 calories. Thus, the energy from 160 ml of milk is equal to the energy from 4 biscuits.
Other Breakdowns in Britannia Milk Bikis
Can you get the same energy of 4 biscuits from sugar? If so, then how much?
Yes. The energy can be gotten from just eating sugar alone. If we consume 27.9 grams of sugar, we can get 111.6 calories of energy. We all know energy in form of empty calories is not needed for our body for a healthy lifestyle. The food should contain nutrients that leads to healthy lifestyle.
How much amount of milk solids is present in the Milk Bikis biscuit?
The milk in powdered form is added to Milk Bikis biscuits. i.e. Milk solids. You might have guessed the amount of milk solids added, if you have read the ingredients section. Yeah! The milk solids is present about 2%. In weight terms, 1.6 g per 80 g of Milk Bikis biscuit pack.
Regular Balanced Diet is important for children in their growing years. Why?
The consumption of 80 g Milk Bikis biscuit is not enough to meet RDA levels of children 10-12 years. This Milk Bikis biscuits do not give all the essential nutrients that are needed for our body. So it is not to be consumed as primary diet. Thus, regular balanced diet is important to promote a healthy diet along with this biscuit.
Where & How to Store Britannia Milk Bikis?
Before Opening the Pack
After Opening the Pack
Expectation Vs Reality
Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Refined wheat flour (Maida) is used.
No. Milk solids are used.
Yes. It contains wheat, milk and soya.
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.