Everything about Parle G | Review
Everything about Parle G | Review

Everything about Parle G | Review

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Woohoo!!!Ting Tong Ting Tong the school bell rang. My hungry tummy tickled pink. Yay!!! Snack time it is. Let’s open the snack box. What’s for today?? Oh! Oh! It’s a Parle-G biscuit. Parle-G is one of my favourites. People say it was one of the famous biscuits among 90’s kids and still is. Heyy!!  mr_crunchy here. Yes!! Today I am going to share about Parle-G Biscuits. A biscuit for just Rs.3?  How? Oh yeah! That mysterious cute kid on the pack. Who is that? Walk through my review to know more. You may get answers for your questions regarding Parle-G.

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Wanna Know About The Brand?

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Brand Name
Parle G logo
Parle – G
Mumbai, India
Area Served
Parent Company
Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
Mumbai, India
Area Served

Basic Overview

G – for genius
Bakery products
Sub category
Fine Bakery Wares – Biscuits
Shelf Life
5 months
Net Quantity
38.5 g
FSSAI License Information
Parent company
Manufacturing unit 1
Manufacturing unit 2
Manufacturing unit 3

Important Images on the Pack

Parle company logo is demonstrated in a red pentagon Box. This pentagon box is placed above a white coloured box to the right of the Parle-G brand name.

There’s a picture of a baby on the pack. Curious about who’s this evergreen Parle-G kid?
The baby is so cute. Did you see the baby looking at something? I think it is redirecting us towards the Parle-G Biscuit. Imaginations apart, Is it a girl baby or boy baby? Yes you guessed it right. It is a girl baby but not a real baby. Shocked!

Wheat cob flooded by Milk is the illustration given by Parle -G
Do you know why? A creative representation of the goodness of wheat and milk in biscuits.

Amount of biscuits in the pack is illustrated. The pack contains 11 biscuits.

Unboxing Parle G

Details on the Pack

Primary Packaging

Taste Experience of Parle G

Yayy!!! Now let’s open the pack

I could get a whiff of Vanilla aroma from the treat. Not only that, the aroma of milk also comes out gasping when opening the treat. Since it is a baked product, It also has a baked aroma.

The biscuit is simply designed. The tiny flowers on the border give a good structure to the biscuit. The biscuit’s borders are designed with 22 tiny flowers. Parle - G brand name is moulded in the middle of the biscuit.

On holding the biscuit, it is small and the weight is light. It is easy to break but it is brittle. The front and back side of the treat is a little rough.

I am going to taste it. It’s yummy. First, it was easy to bite and was quite brittle. As I sensed earlier, I could sense more vanilla aroma while eating it. It is sweet and tasty. After that a slight salt taste and milk aroma are sensed and quickly dissolved in the tongue.

What is mouthfeel actually? This is nothing but the feeling after eating the treat. Okay. Let’s concentrate on this Parle G biscuits. There's a slight sweet feel sensed. 

Parle G’s Ingredients

Parle-G bicuit ingredients 2

Soure : Wheat Grain
How : The wheat bran (outer layer/husk) is separated from wheat grain. Then the endosperm i.e. starchy white part of the wheat grain is ground to powder which is the refined wheat flour. It is also known as maida.
Why : Refined wheat flour acts as the base ingredient to prepare the biscuit. It gives structure to the biscuit.

Source : Sugarcane
How : From sugarcane the juice is extracted, it is then heated, filtered and purified. The purified juice is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : Sugar plays a vital role in providing taste and texture to the biscuit. It also adds colour and flavour while baking.

Source : Palm fruit
How Refined palm oil is produced by oil extraction from the pulp (fleshy part) of the palm fruit.
Why : Refined palm oil acts as a shortening agent which makes the biscuit brittle. It thus improves the textural properties of the biscuit.

Source : Sugar
How : Invert sugar syrup is produced by heating sugar with water in the presence of citric acid (catalyst). Citric acid acts as a catalyst whose work is to speed up the reaction by converting sucrose (sugar) into glucose and fructose. Sucrose (sugar) when heated splits into d-glucose and levulose which does not crystallize (not forming sugar crystals) easily. D-glucose is a type of glucose. Levulose is nothing but the other name of fructose.
Why : Invert sugar syrup gives sweetness and also enhances the flavour, colour and texture of the Parle-G biscuits. D-Glucose increases overall sweetness and gives the cool mouthfeel. Levulose acts as a sweetener and texture enhancer.

Source : Sea Water
How : Sea water is evaporated to produce sea salt under sunlight. After that, potassium iodate or potassium iodide is sprayed over the salt to convert the normal sea salt into an iodised salt.
Why : Iodised salt enhances the flavour of biscuits.

Raising agents liberate gas thereby increasing the volume of the biscuit dough.

  • INS 503 (ii)

Name : Ammonium Bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Ammonium bicarbonate is produced when ammonium reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Ammonium bicarbonate (INS 503 (ii)) releases carbon dioxide during baking which increases the volume of the biscuit.

  • INS 500 (ii)

Name : Sodium Bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Sodium bicarbonate is produced when sodium carbonate reacts with carbon dioxide and water.
Why : Sodium bicarbonate (INS 500 (ii)) also releases carbon dioxide during baking which increases the volume of the biscuit.

Source : Milk
How : The water content in the milk is evaporated to produce milk solids. Milk solids are just the powdered form of milk.
Why : Milk solids helps in improving the crumb texture quality, it makes the biscuit tender.

  • INS 1101 (ii)

Name : Papain
Source : Raw Papaya
How : Raw papaya is cut using a stainless steel razor and the latex is collected in containers. Latex is nothing but the milky substance secreted in papaya. Latex oozes out when we cut or scratch the skin of raw green papaya. The collected latex is dried by sun drying or spray drying methods and is refined to produce papain.
Why : Papain is used for dough relaxation and reducing mixing time. It improves overall quality of the Parle-G biscuit.

  • Diacetyltartaric and Fatty Acid Esters of Glycerol (DATEM)

Code Name : INS 472e
Source : Industry
How : DATEM is produced by interaction of diacetyl tartaric anhydride with mono and diglycerides of fatty acids in the presence of tartaric acid or acetic acid.
Why : DATEM helps the ingredients bind together and prevents from separating. It acts as an emulsifier and helps to strengthen the gluten network in dough. It improves the texture and also increases the volume of the biscuit.

  • Artificial Flavouring Substances

Flavour : Vanilla
Source : Industry
How : Artificial flavouring substances have chemical structure which does not resemble the chemical structure of any ‘Natural flavours’ that exist in nature and is completely made in industry.
Why :  Artificial flavouring substance imparts vanilla flavour to the biscuit. It compensates the flavours which are lost during the processing. It improves the flavour aroma of the biscuit.

Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve

Parle-G biscuit nutritional information

Per pack = 38.5 g

174.41 kcal
29.76 g
119.04 kcal
2.7 g
10.8 kcal
4.97 g
44.73 kcal

*Per Serve = 17.5 g

79.28 kcal
13.53 g
54.12 kcal
1.23 g
4.92 kcal
2.26 g
20.34 kcal

The per serve value is not given on the pack and is completely based on mr_crunchy perspective.

Weight Variants in Parle G

a. Weight Variants

b. Flavour Variants

Health Check

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

*Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Parle – G. 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]
*Why cholesterol is given as not mentioned?
The cholesterol value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Parle – G. 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.[2]

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 this is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the back side.

Multiple sources used in the production of Parle-G Biscuits are listed. Mentioned on the back side.

Nutritional Information
The Nutrients present in Parle-G biscuits are listed. Mentioned on the back side.

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

Must see
The box which needs the most concern. Mentioned on the back side.

Manufacturing/Packed date
The date on which this particular product is packed. Mentioned on the back side.

Best before
For the best experience of the treat, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the back side.

Ingredients to Know Before Buying

Parle – G consists of about 9.6 g of sugar in 38.5 g whole pack. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.

Warnings on Parle G Pack

Refined Wheat Flour
Wheat allergy
Gluten Intolerance
Celiac disease
Milk Solids
Milk Protein Allergy
Milk Lactose Intolerance

Parle G’s Packaging

The primary packaging is properly sealed. The major advantage of primary packaging is that it doesn’t allow the aroma outside of the pack and also prevents it from moisture. The material used in packaging is recycled number 5 which is polypropylene. It is recyclable.

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

Claims on Parle G

Wow! This is great. If it is 20% extra, What is the original weight of the biscuit? Wanna know?
The original weight of the biscuit is actually 32 g. 20% extra increases the weight of the biscuit by 6.5g. This approximately adds two extra biscuits. The total number of biscuits is 9 and this increases in weight also increases the biscuit count to 11.

You know first it was named Parle Gluco. Why from Parle gluco to Parle-G? I am gonna talk history.
The reason for the change was that other local manufacturers started producing glucose biscuits and also using the same term “gluco” following the growth of Parle’s popularity. “G”, as one can guess, originally stood for “glucose”.
Then why G For Genius?
G for genius is because of the wholesomeness of the biscuit, the biscuits can give physical strength and over time of giving cerebral advantage (maybe the reason for the scholarship cap on the top of ‘G’). This is why the company created G for genius campaign.[1]

Other Breakdowns in Parle G

Original gluco biscuit!!! Oh!! Then how much glucose does the biscuit contain?
Well, I hope you know glucose makes up half of the sugar content. Parle-G biscuit contains about 9.5 g of sugar. Thus, the glucose content in the biscuit could be about 4.8 g approx.

How much amount of milk and wheat in the biscuits?
Parle -G contains about 68 % of refined wheat flour (Maida) that is the refined form of wheat, whereas the whole pack of Parle -G (38.5 g) contains about 26 g of refined wheat flour. In Parle-G biscuit, milk constitutes about 0.6%. So, in 38.5g of biscuit there is about 0.2g milk.

Remember any alteration in the package of Parle-G? I don’t remember guys and my mom also said, it was the same. What!!
The company continued with some features in the packaging like the girl image, colour scheme and the stripes. Because these things ‘the power of visualization’ grabbed people’s attention.

“3 Rupees pack” – before and after GST. How is this possible? So many questions in Parle-G. Haha!
How did they manage to hold the price low even after following the GST taxes?
The taxes implied for food products which are priced under rs.10 is lower than the tax before GST (tax levied by 5 %). So, it is better for the company actually after the introduction of the new tax methods by the government.

Where & How to Store Parle G?

There is no storage information mentioned on the pack.

Expectation Vs Reality


Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave

Fact 1
In 1938, the first Parle Gluco biscuit was baked.
The kid on the pack is an illustration and it was created by Everest Creative Manganlal Daiya back in the 1960's.
Fact 3
Parle-G was declared as the world’s largest selling biscuit brand by Nielsen in 2003.
Fact 4
Early Parle biscuits were sold in the wax paper. Later it is changed to plastic paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Both taste good, dipping with milk feels tastier.

No. Refined wheat flour (Maida) is used

No, It contains milk solids.

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. Keerthi Nivas

    The facts with designs was attractive guys…

    1. mr_crunchy

      Thank you Keerthi.

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