Everything about Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha | Review
Everything about Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha | Review

Everything about Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha | Review

Haldiram’s is one of the major producers of potato chips, sweets and snacks in India. Indians celebrate many festivals and cultures. Mostly sweets and ordinary snacks are served in all these gatherings. Haldiram introduced the multi tasted sweet and snack varieties for people. It’s taste attract people of all ages and now it is the most famous one ruling the Indian market.
Here we give you the taste of Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha.

Why people love Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha?

The reason is its rich and spicy flavour and availability at a very reasonable cost.

Table of Contents

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Brand Name
Area Served
80 Countries
Parent Company
Haldiram’s Food International Pvt. Ltd
Area Served
80 Countries

Basic Overview

“Taste of Tradition”
Ready to eat savouries
Sub category
Snacks and savouries – Namkeens
Sweet and salt mix of sago and rice flakes
Shelf Life
4 months
Net Quantity
60 g
FSSAI License Information
Parent unit

Important Images on the Pack

The illustration  is ‘Haldiram’s brand logo. The ‘HR’ is illustrated in stylish font and a semi-circle surrounds it. Below the ‘HR’ Haldiram’s text is illustrated in simple font with letter H in a  stylish font.Below the ‘Haldiram’s text, ‘Nagpur’  is carved  with specific gaps between each letter . The phrase  ‘Taste of Tradition’ is curved outside the logo, which is adjacently curved to the bottom side of Haldiram’s logo. Everything says Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha is a traditonal snack.

The illustration is Khatta Meetha which is a variant name. The variant name Khatta Meetha is in large font with white in colour. Above the variant name, Indian snacks  is inscribed, describing the variant  in a  simple white font.

The  flavour name is illustrated  in a normal white  font in  violet background.The text “Product of India”conveys that Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha is  an Indian made..

The treat which is present inside is illustrated in front of the pack. We can imagine these illustrated treats are present inside the pack. These illustrations tempt us to buy the pack.

Unboxing Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha

Details on the Pack

Primary Packaging

Taste Experience of Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha

On opening the pack, the treat gives the smell of oil aroma which is unpleasant and then follows the masala aroma. The oil aroma is  strongly  evolves from the masala aroma and none feel it  good to eat.

The treat is  light yellowish in colour and some groundnuts, green peas and rice flakes are spotted. The treat’s shape and size are irregular.i.e., thin, broad, tiny, large, round and oval. The treat is a mixture of multiple ingredients. So, the shape and size vary from each other..

It contains several ingredients and  each ingredient gives different touch senses. Groundnuts have an oily outer layer and give the waxy feel. Rice flakes have flat and rough surfaces with masala and stick to fingers. The chana dal has a rough texture with masala that too sticks to fingers. The red lentil has the waxy outer layer,  the green peas have both  smooth and rough feel and chilly masala sticks to fingers.

On consuming the treat, a slight masala and oil aroma pierce our nose. When the treat reaches our tongue, it gives a  sudden sweet taste with the spicy aroma. Also, the treat can easily get crushed in teeth. On  crushing the treat it delivers the crunch sound with sweet taste and  the treat  finally ends with the salty taste.

Rugged and fullness mouthfeel is observed. Eating the treat gives a  spicy feel in the throat and stays only for a few seconds.

Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha’s Ingredients

Source : Palm Fruit
How : Palm oil usually contains nearly half saturated and half unsaturated oil. Unsaturated oil is separated by fractional distillation to obtain the liquid part of the palm oil which is called as Palmolein oil. The palmolein oil thus obtained is further refined to produce refined palmolein oil.
Why : Refined palmolein oil improves the texture and crispiness of Khatta Meetha.

Amount Added : 22 %
Source : Paddy
How : Paddy is cleaned and soaked in hot water. Then it is dried, roasted and pressed or rounded into flakes. The rounded flakes are passed through sieves which separates bran and broken flakes.
Why : Rice flakes give different texture and add volume to the Khatta Meetha. It also gives taste and crispness when eaten as whole.

Amount Added : 21 %
Other Name : Besan, Chick Pea
Source : Chick Pea
How : Chick pea is dried and then grounded into fine powder form.
Why : Bengal gram flour is added to give the goodness, flavour & taste to the Khatta Meetha.

Amount Added : 7 %
Other Name : Chana Dal
Source : Whole Bengal Gram (Chana dal)
How : Whole bengal gram is sieved, soaked, dried and splitted by a mill to get chana dal. Why : Split pulse bengal gram or chana dal are added to give  good  flavour taste to the Khatta Meetha.

Amount Added : 5 %
Source : Groundnut Pods
How :  Dehulled and roasted Groundnuts are used.
Why : Groundnuts give taste and flavour to Khatta Meetha.

Amount Added : 4 %
Source : Tapiaco (Cassava Roots)
How : The cassava roots are washed and peeled. Then water is added to the crushed roots to dissolve the starch content. This  starch content water is allowed to settle. Then it is sieved, cooked and dried. Then they are allowed for polishing and packed.
Why : Sago is added to give taste and texture to Khatta Meetha.

Amount added : 4 %
Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugarcane is crushed and the juice is extracted. The juice is heated and filtered. Then it is crystallized and refined to form sugar.
 Why : Sugar is added to give sweetness.It also enhances flavour to Khatta Meetha.

Other Name : Whole Masoor Dal
Amount Added : 2.5 %
Source : Red Lentil Plant
How : Red lentils are dried and used.
Why : Red lentils give taste to Khatta Meetha.

Amount Added : 2 %
Source : Green Peas Plant
How : Green peas are dried and used.
Why : Green peas give the taste and flavour to Khatta Meetha.

Source : Sea Water
How : Sea water is evaporated to produce sea salt under sunlight. Then potassium iodate or potassium iodide is sprayed over the salt  to convert the normal sea salt into an iodised salt.
Why : The flavour of Khatta Meetha is enhanced by iodised salt besides acting as a preservative.

Source : Industry
How :  Black salt is produced synthetically by mixing multiple sodium salts of chloride, sulfate, bisulfate and ferric sulfate. The salt is then mixed with charcoal and heated to obtain the end product.
Why : Black Salt gives Khatta Meetha, a Umami taste which is like the taste of non veg for vegetarians.

Source : Chilli Fruit
How : Red Chilli Powder is obtained by drying  chilli and grinding it to powder form.
Why : Red chilli adds a spicy taste to the Khatta Meetha.

INS 330

Name : Citric Acid
Sources :  Molasses.
How : Citric acid is produced by fermentation of molasses by microbes. Aspergillus Niger microbes are used mostly.
Why : Citric acid is used to maintain pH level of  Khatta Meetha. This acts as a preservative, gives little sour taste and prevents from discolouration.

Source : Turmeric Plant (root)
How : Turmeric Powder is made by drying the turmeric (root) and grinding into fine powder.
Why : Turmeric powder adds colour and taste to Khatta Meetha.

Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve

Haldiram's Khatta Meetha nutritional information

Per pack = 60 g

318 kcal
34.42 g
137.68 kcal
5.55 g
22.2 kcal
17.55 g
157.9 kcal

*Per serve = 25 g

132.5 kcal
14.34 g
57.36 kcal
2.32 g
9.28 kcal
7.31 g
65.79 kcal

There is no recommendation about per serve size. The per serve value given here is totally a perspective of mr_crunchy.

Health Check

Complex Carbohydrates
Low Sugar
Low Saturated Fat
Low Sodium
Cholesterol Free
Trans fat Free
Caffeine Free

Dietary Check

Gluten free*
Lactose free
Tree Nut free
Peanut free
Soya free
Sugar free

is it ‘maybe’ a Vegan product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where the milk contained products are also processed. So we cannot conclude that Khatta Meetha is a vegan product.
*Why is it ‘maybe’ a Gluten free product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where the gluten containing products are also processed . So we cannot conclude that Khatta Meetha is a gluten free product.
*Why is it ‘maybe’ a Lactose free product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where the milk containing products are also processed. So we cannot conclude that Khatta Meetha is a lactose free product.
*Why is it ‘maybe’ a Tree nut free product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where the  tree nuts products are also processed.. So we cannot conclude that Khatta Meetha is a tree nut free product.
*Why is it ‘maybe’ a Soya free product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where the soya products are also processed.. So we cannot conclude that Khatta Meetha is a soya free product.

Things to know before buying

Veg/Non-Veg Symbol
Green colour indicates that Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha is a vegetarian product and it is mentioned on the front side.

Multiple sources have been used in the production of Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha. is mentioned on the back side.

Nutritional Information
The Nutrients present in the Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha are listed. Mentioned on the back side.

Per Serve
There is no serving size recommended on the pack.

Must See
The info which needs the most concern is mentioned on the back side.

Manufacturing/Packed Date
The date on which this Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha was packed. Mentioned on the back side.

Best Before/Expiry Date
For the best experience of Khatta Meetha, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the back side.

Ingredients to Know Before Buying

60 g Haldiram Khatta Meetha contains about 17.55 g of fat. So, its good to make a note of it, which helps to control your daily fat intake.

Warnings on Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha Pack

Haldiram's Khatta Meetha warnings
Peanut Allergy
Tree Nuts
Tree nut Allergy
Gluten Allergy
Celiac Disease
Wheat Allergy
Sesame Allergy
Milk Protein Allergy
Milk Lactose Intolerance
Soy Allergy
Mustard Seeds
Mustard Allergy

Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha’s Packaging

The pack which touches the treat (Namkeen) is called primary packaging. The recycle number mentioned on the pack is 7 which indicates other category of  materials have been used for  packaging.. There are different polymers used in this packaging and it cannot be described. This packing helps in keeping the Namkeen fresh for longer shelf life and protects the treat from moisture and aroma.

It is  illustrated a man is throwing the pack into the dustbin. It means  the empty pack should be thrown into the dustbin after consuming the treat.

Claims on Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha

No claims.

Other Breakdowns in Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha

Do you know…! How many varieties of namkeen are added in Khatta Meetha?
There are 7 varieties of namkeen added together in Khatta Meetha. These seven varieties are : sev, roasted groundnuts, splited pulses, rice flakes, sago, red lentils and kara sev.

Where & How to Store Haldiram’s Khatta Meetha?

Before Opening the Pack

Expectation Vs Reality


Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave

Fact 1
The company’s manufacturing plant was started in Calcutta in 1970 and larger manufacturing plant is started at Jaipur.
In 1993, Haldiram started exporting their products to 50 countries including the U. S.
Fact 3
In 2014, Haldiram’s was ranked 55th among India’s most trusted brands .As per the Brand trust report.
Fact 4
In 2017, it was crowned as the country’s largest snack company.

Frequently Asked Questions

When the treat is kept under the sunlight the texture and colour of the treat will change. So, the treat shouldn’t be  kept under the sunlight.

It contains red chili and it makes the treat so spicy while eating.

The allergen ingredients mentioned are  peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, sesame seed, milk, soya and mustard seed as allergen ingredient.

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.


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