Everything about Paper Boat Chilli Guava | Review
Everything about Paper Boat Chilli Guava | Review

Everything about Paper Boat Chilli Guava | Review

Hehyiyaaa!!! mr_crunchy here… Heavy rains isn’t it?? Monsoon time nah!! Some tea and fritters would make the best monsoon diaries, haha also playing with a paper boat. You know how to make paper boat. Mom is asking me to have fruits instead of having tea. But I want something spicy!! Hey, have you tried eating guava and some chilli, yummmm!! No wait, how about trying a drink with guava and chilli. Lol!! See it also has a paper boat…
Come let’s enjoy monsoon, a drink and fact find. Hehe!

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Wanna Know About The Brand?

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Brand Name
Paper Boat
Bangalore, India
Area Served
www.paperboat drinks.com
Parent Company
Hector Beverages Private Limited
Bangalore, India
Area Served
www.paperboat drinks.com

Basic Overview

Drinks and Memories
Sub category
Non-Carbonated water-based flavoured drinks
Chilli guava
Shelf Life
8 months
Net Quantity
200 ml
Rs. 30
FSSAI License Information
Parent unit
Manufacturing Unit 1

Important Images on the Pack

Paper Boat!! What a cool name? Haha!! I hear you, boat made in paper is after all our first craft. This reminds us about the first rain we are allowed to go out and enjoy and play with a paper boat. A nice written slogan too! Drinks and Memories!! Meaning, while we drink the beverages from Paper Boat, the brand is making sure to remind our childhood memories. So the brand name itself is chosen to remember the memories. Oh yeah!! More memories followed by.

Chilli guava is the flavour of this drink. Do you see that sliced guava with 2 tiny chopped red chillies? Remember buying sliced guava with masala (basically chilli powder & salt) school intervals? And this is especially for the 80’s, 90’s kids who rejoiced with these spicy treats. Yeah!! This chilli guava drink is prepared by inspiring this memory. Will it taste the same?

Wow!! So creative illustration to represent the brand name ‘Paper Boat’. Take a quick look at the paper boat floating on the water. So calm and scenic.

Haha!! Look there is a paper boat and a paper windmill image. Paper windmill is also another great craft made by great artists like us. Ever made a windmill? Haha!! It is a different feeling to try one when you are free. Ohh!! I see a small bug on the right side. What does that mean?? Hehe!! Look, it is a Golden Beetle. Once everyone collected it and put it in their pencil box and fed tamarind leaves and enjoyed showing it to friends. Have you done it in your school days? If you have done it, don’t forget to share your experience with me in the comment section.

Now, you are recollecting memories. Aren’t you?? Happiest days!! Here, a cargo train is illustrated in the pack. And yeah look, ‘no added preservatives’, ‘no added colours’. Why is it mentioned on the pack? What we can understand from this? I am not going to reveal it here. While collecting your memories, continue reading to crack more.

Unboxing Paper Boat Chilli Guava

Details on the Pack

Primary Packaging

Taste Experience of Paper Boat Chilli Guava

I am shaking the pack well before opening as mentioned. Don’t forget, where to hold. Hold properly before opening. Aww!!!

So natural, who doesn’t love the smell of guava.  Mhmm, Yes! Smell of guava is so strong it comes out on opening the pack. Yeah, a slight chilli smell also comes out, we must admit the addition of chilli too. It smells good and my taste buds can’t wait to have this pleased drink.

The pack is not transparent. So, I cannot see the drink properly. Come let’s pour it, Mmm!! The drink looks like a squeezed out fruit. The colour of the drink is slightly orangish. I could also see the chilli powder particles.

Nobody loves pouring a drink on them. Yet I did to see if someone spills on me what would happen. The drink is sticky if you allow it to dry. Also, I did try to touch the chilli particles. But it didn’t happen, because my mom was staring at me. Sorry for that. Haha!

I started sipping because my mom saw me messing the floor a little bit. So I adjusted myself not doing what she saw. I sipped politely to feel the chilli guava drink. The chilli sure does a good job here in a drink. But I would suggest a little more spicy needed for the people who loves spicy. Though I am not bit of a spicy drink lover, it sure tastes great combo with guava as I sip little by little.

Ahh!! Done drinking. Hehe!! I kinda like this drink that I am sure people who loves eating guava with spicy masala would really love this more than me. If you are like me, try the Paper Boat Swing guava the sweety one.

Special Design Fact

The cap is attached well to the top of packaging and is attached with a plastic seal. It does not allow the moisture and vapour from outside. The cap has a special design for easy opening, extra moulded plastic is attached, it helps to break the seal easily and easy opening. When I see the cap reciprocally, it looks like a boat. Aww, the Paper Boat.

Here, hold here while opening is mentioned. Yes. The plastic head is fit into the pack. The pack is squishy and not sturdy. If one holds the pack for grip while opening, the pressure given while holding the pack can squeeze out the drink when opened. So, if we hold the pack’s neck there won’t be any spillage of drink due to the accidental squeezing pressure.

Paper Boat Chilli Guava’s Ingredients

Paper Boat Chilli Guava ingredients our creation 1

Source :  Natural source
How :  Water is obtained mostly from natural sources or underground. It is purified, filtered and used.
Why : Water acts as a base ingredient where the other ingredients are added to it to make the Paper Boat chilli guava drink.

Amount added : 23 %
Source : Guava
How : Guava pulp is made by washing the guava and is blended well in the food processing equipment.
Why : Guava pulp gives flavour to the Paper Boat chilli guava drink.

Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugarcane is crushed and the sugarcane juice is extracted. The extracted juice is then heated, filtered and crystallized.
Why : Sugar is added to give sweetness to the chilli guava drink.

Source : Sea water
How : Sea water is evaporated to produce sea salt under sunlight. After that, potassium iodate or potassium iodide is sprayed over or added to the salt to convert the normal sea salt into an iodised salt.
Why : Iodised salt is added to enhance the overall flavour profile and prevent the bland taste. It also acts as preservative and extends the shelf life of the chilli guava drink.

  • Amchur Powder

Other Name : Raw mango powder
Source :
Raw mango
How : Raw mango is washed, sliced and dried. It is then ground into powder.
Why : Amchur powder adds sour taste and gives light raw mango taste to the chilli guava drink.

  • Lal Mirchi Powder

Other Name : Red chilli powder
Source :
Red chilli
How : The red chillies are dried and ground into powder.
Why : Lal Mirchi Powder or Chilli powder adds spiciness to the drink. It enhances the flavour as well.

  • Pepper Black Powder

Source : Black pepper
How : Black pepper powder is made from black pepper which are dried and ground into powder.
Why : Black pepper powder is added to give aroma, spiciness and  taste to the drink.

Amount Added : 0.4 %
Source :
How :  The concentrated lemon juice as the name suggests from the citrus fruit lemon. The lemons are cut, squeezed and the juice is extracted further they are concentrated by evaporating the water content resulting in the formation of lemon juice concentrate.
Why : Lemon juice concentrate is added to give sour taste. It also maintains the pH of the drink.

Acidity regulators are food additives added to change or maintain pH.

  • Citric Acid

Code Name : INS 330
Source : Molasses
How : Citric acid is produced by the fermentation of molasses by the action of microbes such as Aspergillus Niger.
Why : Citric acid adds sour taste to the chilli guava drink. Citric acid maintains the pH and also acts as a preservative as well.

As per FSSAI,
The substances which when added to food are capable of facilitating a uniform dispersion of oils and fats in aqueous media or vice versa, and/or stabilising such emulsions.

  • Carboxy-Methyl Cellulose (CMC)

Code Name : INS 469
Source :  Cellulose
How : Cellulose is naturally present in the cell walls of plants and trees. The industrial production is done from wood pulp. The wood pulp is mixed with chloroacetic acid to produce CMC and salts. The resultant is further subjected to the purification process to obtain purified CMC.
Why : CMC adds consistency to the drink and adds flavour. It prevents the drink from microbial spoilage and increases the shelf life.

  • Guar Gum

Code Name : INS 412
Source : Guar beans
How : The guar bean seeds are dried, dehusked and ground into powder.
Why : Guar gum enhances the flavour of the drink. It gives thickness and good consistency to the drink.

  • Pectin

Code Name : INS 440
Source:  Citrus fruit peels (Outer layer of the fruits)
How : Pectin is extracted from citric fruit peels in acidic condition and the liquid is filtered and clarified. Then it is further precipitated by ethanol and the ethanol precipitated pectin is separated, washed and dried.
Why : Pectin acts as a thickener and as a stabilizer. Pectin increases the consistency and also helps in the uniform dispersion of the ingredients which are added into the Paper Boat chilli guava drink.

  • Ascorbic Acid

Code Name : INS 300
Source: Sorbitol
How : Sorbitol is fermented by Acetobacter to produce L-Ascorbic acid.
Why : Ascorbic acid is used to help retain the colour of the beverage from browning by preventing oxidation in drinks.

Natural Flavouring Substances

Flavour : Not mentioned
Source : Nature
How : Natural flavouring substances are produced by various methods; we can’t define the process because there is no mention of what particular flavour is added.
Why : Natural flavours imparts flavour to the Lays.

Natural Identical  Flavouring Substances

Flavour : Not Mentioned
Source: Industry
How : Nature Identical flavouring chemical structure resembles to the chemical structure of the ‘Natural flavour’ such as a fruit but made completely in Industry.
Why : Natural flavouring substances impart flavours, thus improving the aroma and taste of the Lays.

Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve

Paper Boat Chilli Guava nutritional information

Per pack = 200 ml

98.4 kcal
23.6 g
94.4 kcal
1 g
4 kcal
0 g
0 kcal

Per serve = 200 ml

98.4 kcal
23.6 g
94.4 kcal
1 g
4 kcal
0 g
0 kcal

Health Check

Complex Carbohydrates
Low Sugar
Low Saturated Fat
Low Sodium*
Not mentioned
Cholesterol Free
Trans fat Free
Caffeine Free

*Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Paper Boat chilli guava drink. 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.[1]

Dietary Check

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

Things to know before buying

Veg/Non-Veg Symbol
Green colour indicates that Paper Boat Chilli Guava is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the back side.

Multiple sources used in the production of this beverage are listed. Mentioned on the back side.

Nutritional Information
The Nutrients present in this drink 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. Mentioned on the back side.

Manufacturing/Packed Date
The date on which this particular Chilli Guava drink is manufactured. Mentioned on the back side.

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

Ingredients to Know Before Buying

Paperboat Chilli Guava consists of about 18.8 g of sugar in 200 ml whole pack. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.

Warnings on Paper Boat Chilli Guava Pack

No warning.

Paper Boat Chilli Guava’s Packaging

The packaging is so thick and easy to grab in hands. It is a pear shaped flexible pouch. The recycle number 7 indicates the ‘other’ category of packaging material used for packaging. Paper Boat pouches are made of a four laminated layer. Proprietary polypropylene and polyethylene are the two outer layers. It helps the pack to withstand pressure and heat. This is the one time you can actually judge something by its cover. The hidden layer is made of bonded aluminium. This is to keep the drink from moisture and vapour. The layer which touches the drink, is made of virgin, food-grade polypropylene. It keeps the drink fresh, safe and tasty.

‘Do not litter’ symbol indicates that it makes us aware of throwing the pack into the dustbin after consumption.

Claims on Paper Boat Chilli Guava

No added preservatives!! Seriously how is it maintained without preservatives??
Ok!! This Paper Boat chilli guava drink is processed at ultra clean environment and high temperature. And it is packed in pressure which eliminates the chance of microbes in this drink.
Let us now know, what ingredients listed also act as preservatives?
Well, the ingredients are Iodised salt, Acidity regulator and Lemon juice concentrate.
These ingredients play multiple roles in this drink. Iodised salt which is a salt can acts as a preservative and also as flavour enhancer. The acidity regulator and lemon juice concentrate give sour taste and also act as preservative.

No added colours! Interesting!!! Drink with no added colours! Really? How does the chilli guava get its colour?
Yes, the drink does not contain any added colours in them. The colour of the drink is from the spices and condiments used.

Naturally gluten free! What does that mean?
The guava fruit does not contain any gluten in them naturally. So yes, the Paper Boat chilli guava is naturally free from gluten.

No GMO’s!! What does that mean?
The GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) are bio engineered to give higher yields. The claim is that there are no genetically modified ingredients used in this drink. This is a good thing as the Paper Boat doesn’t use GMO in their products.

Other Breakdowns in Paper Boat Chilli Guava

Omg!! Why shouldn’t I buy a Puffed pack?
The Puffiness of the pack is caused by the spoilage of the drink. This may happen when the product is not processed well which can lead to the growth of microorganism inside the pack. This microorganism will ferment the sugars in the pack and release carbon dioxide which leads to the puffiness of the pack. The puffed packs are spoiled ones and that is why you shouldn’t buy one.

How is the consistency maintained? *Water is the first ingredient but still the juice has a good consistency! How?
The major ingredient are water and guava. Guava is present only 23 %. How is the juice viscous (thick)?
The thickened juice consistency is provided by the stabilisers added to this drink which also acts as a thickener. The thickeners are ingredients which gives the Paper Boat chilli guava an increase in consistency that is the thickness of the juice, the ingredients such as carboxy-methyl cellulose, pectin and guar gum are thickeners which increase the consistency of Paper Boat chilli guava and also give the good mouthfeel.

Water is the first ingredient. Why?
As per FSSAI, the ingredients are listed in descending order of their composition by weight or volume. Here, water is listed at first ingredient which means water is the ingredient added in higher quantity on making this drink.[2]

Where & How to Store Paper Boat Chilli Guava?

Before Opening the Pack

After Opening the Pack

Expectation Vs Reality


Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave

Fact 1
Paper Boat product packaging is specially made for remembering our childhood memories.
Paper Boat Chilli Guava is a beverage inspired from the sliced guava with masala which we have at school days.
Fact 3
Guava has four times the Vitamin C than Orange. Which means, Guava is four times better at boosting immunity.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. But it has natural and nature identical flavouring substances.

Chilli guava is not a kind of guava. It means the sliced guava with masala.

GMOs mean Genetically Modified Organisms.

Paper Boat slogan is drinks and memories. The illustrations like paperboat, windmill, small bug and train help in remembering our memories.

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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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Keerthana

    Wow yaa I too have many memories making paper boat…so great information…keep going….

    1. mr_crunchy

      Thank you so much Keerthana.

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