Everything about Tang Mango Flavour | Review
Everything about Tang Mango Flavour | Review

Everything about Tang Mango Flavour | Review

Gulp! Gulp! What’s better than water to quench thirst . Hey!! I’m mr_crunchy, How’s your water drinking going? Drinking more water?? I know most of you are not. We all remember water only when we dehydrate. Right? Researchers and doctors say that, we have to drink 8 glasses of water per day. But we don’t because it taste’s bland. When all mothers were upset our Tangy Tang came to the rescue, adding taste. But the question is, Is it healthy? We’ll find out scrolling more.

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Wanna Know About The Brand?

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Brand Name
Chicago, Illinois, US
Area Served
More than 30 countries
Parent Company
Mondelēz International, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, US
Area Served
150+ countries

Basic Overview

“Mix Tang, Drink water”
Sub category
Concentrates (solid) for water based flavoured drinks
Shelf Life
18 months
Net Quantity
100 g
Rs. 30
FSSAI License Information
Parent unit
Manufacturing Unit 1
Manufacturing Unit 2

Important Images on the Pack

The brand name ‘Tang’ is imprinted on a leaflet. The name ‘tang’ also has a ‘leaf finish’ font which can be plainly seen on letters ‘T’,’N’ and ‘G’.

A sliced (whole) mango being dropped in a glass of water. Do you see that?  What does it mean? It states that the Tang mango powder mixed with water is enough to feel the original taste of mango juice (smiley).

A jar with “Makes 1 Liter” illustration clearly gives the idea of “how much volume can be made from this tang pack?”

Unboxing Tang Mango Flavour

the real treat
The Real Treat
Details on the Pack

a. Primary Packaging

Taste Experience of Tang Mango Flavour

Ready to taste!!You might have seen this product in ‘powder’ form as well as in liquid form i.e.,‘juice.’ Shall I make taste analysis for powder or juice.Ok, let’s try it for both, but first powder.

Yay!!Let’s open the pack; the packet is too stiff and strong. Mhmm it smells tangyyyyy, a strong mango aroma flushes out of the air and gives a quick sense to my brain. It also urges me to mix it quick and drink. But we are not going drink now (smiley).

Now, looking at the powder, it is coarse and is pale orange in color. By appearance it isn’t sugary, but there’s something interesting about sugar packed in Tang. Let’s not get into that here, just click that link to know more. Wondering why mango flavour tang is not yellow in color but pale orange.

It feels rough and it sticks to fingers based on science. You know powders stick to our fingers and it is a normal science. Well, I don’t know that part, let’s get into our most interesting part – “The Taste.”

I rarely eat it in powder form, yet what can we expect from our Tang mango flavoured solid, as it completely delivers the essence of mango to our taste buds and it’s sweet.

Are you with me to taste the real mango fruit juice?Aww, It’s pretty good but it doesn’t give a fulfilled mouthfeel of mango flavour i.e. it disappears quick. You know what, it feels mango flavored but the real truth comes when we prepare as recommended on the pack.

Let’s do that taste, I can’t wait for it.

How Tang Mango Flavour Tastes After Preparing

I prepared the tang mango juice following the guidelines on the pack. Know more how to prepare Tang mango and also teach your 10-year-old child by clicking here. But if you are gonna teach your kid, learn a little bit more about Tang along with its nutrient benefits here.
Just ignore the fact I am talking too much. Let’s dive to taste our Tang mango juice.

This of course give us mango aroma. Let’s skip. But you should know that this juice ‘Tang’ gives mild mango aroma not a strong one.

We saw the powder looked pale orange. It also looks yellowish we should also admit the fact it looks like a mango juice. A kid crunchy tip for you and it’s only for you: If you don’t mix it well, you may end up seeing tang particles along the glass edge or inside the juice. So, it needs perfect ratio. Just follow the guideline.
I must admit, I did the same worst mistake. But it looks great, is it good enough to drink? Can we really touch a drink before drinking?

The juice when touched feels watery like a mango flavoured water.’ And you may know it sticks and gives an uncomfortable feel towards it being spilled over our fingers. So better not do that, or do if you are like me.

Yes, my favorite part, I am gonna drink the Tang mango juice. You know what? It really tastes great, it gives the real mango fruit taste too. It tastes really great for an instant drink mix.
Yes, I love the consistency, It can be prepared quick while we travel or some other family occasions. For the fact we can’t buy mangoes to give juice to 1000 members in a family function right. If you live in India, you may know the facts (smiley).

Let’s consider the mouthfeel, it feels good with mango taste, it also asks for more. My taste buds are craving for more. Let’s be careful on how much amount we are consuming in a single time, please make sure you have a good awareness about the serve size.

Tang Mango Flavour’s Ingredients

Tang mango ingredients

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 : It is the base ingredient which forms the product. It gives body, structure & sweetness to the product.

Source : Mango fruit
How : First, the skin and seeds of mango fruits are carefully removed. Then the mango is crushed into a shapeless mass known as the pulp and then they are spray dried to obtain the product in powder form. It is the powder form of mango juice.
Why : This gives the mango flavour, colour & taste in a limited amount. The major flavour is given by the artificial flavouring substance which is added in the product.

  • E 330

Name : Citric acid
Source : Molasses
How : It is produced by fermentation of molasses by Aspergillus Niger(a type of fungi).
Why : It maintains the pH level of the product which is needed to maintain the sensory profile of the product. This also gives sour taste to the product. It also acts as a preservative and improves the shelf life of the product.

  • E 415

Name  : Xanthan Gum
Source : Carbohydrates sources such as sucrose and glucose
How : It is produced from carbohydrates through fermentation using microbes. Microbe Xanthomonas campestris is used.
Why : It acts as a thickener, emulsifier as well as a stabiliser which helps the product to be stable and gives required consistency (improves viscosity) to the product.

  •  E 466

Name : Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC)
Source : Cellulose
How : Cellulose is normally present in all cells of plants and trees. But it is commonly produced from wood chips which are mixed with acetic acid and salt. Then the mixture is filtered and dried to produce fine powder.
Why : It acts as a thickening agent and also acts as an anti-clumping agent which helps in instant solubility of the powder in water.

  • E 1400 – Dextrin

Source : Starch
How : It is produced by the hydrolysis of starch.
Why : It acts as a stabilizer as well as a thickening agent.

  • E 341 (iii)

Name : Tricalcium phosphate
Source : Calcium Salt
How : It is produced by reacting calcium salts with phosphoric acid.             
Why : It is usually added to prevent lump formation in the powder. It also helps in the prevention in the formation of lump while mixing it with water.

The vitamins are added in powder form and mixed with the other ingredients. This gives the nutritional profile enhancement.

The food colours helps in imparting the colours to the tang powder and give good appeal to the end product as well. These enhance the sensory profile of the product.

  • E 171

Name : Titanium dioxide
Source : Natural Mineral - Ilmenite
How : It is produced by either sulphate process or chloride process. Sulphate process is the most commonly used method where the ilmenite is treated with concentrated sulphuric acid to extract titanium oxygen sulphate and converted into titanium dioxide.
Why : It imparts white colour to the product.

  • E 150d

Name : Class IV caramel (Sulphite Ammonia Caramel)
Source : Carbohydrates
How : It is produced by heating carbohydrates at a higher temperature in the presence of sulphite and ammonia which results in the class IV caramel colouring.
Why : It imparts brown colour to the product.

  •  E 102

Name : Tartrazine
Source : Industry
How : It is made using multiple chemicals which involves multiple steps.
Why : It imparts yellow colour to the product.

  •  E 110

Name : Sunset Yellow
Source : Industry
How : It is made using multiple chemicals which involves multiple steps.
Why : It imparts orange-yellow colour to the product.


  • E 960

Name : Steviol Glycosides
Source : Plant (Stevia Rebaudiana)
How : The Stevia Rebaudiana plant leaves are dried and subjected to solvent extraction, then the glycosides are separated, purified and are crystallized to produce the steviol glycosides.
Why : It gives more sweetness to the product, about 300 x sweeter than sugar for the same quantity.

  • Ferrous Citrate

Source : Iron - Mineral
How : It is produced by reacting ferrous salt with citric acid.
Why :This enhances the nutritional profile of the product by providing iron in the product.

Type : Nature Identical (Mango)
Source : Made in Laboratory
How : This is completely made in laboratory. This flavour’s chemical structure do not resemble any chemical structure in nature.
Why : This enhances the flavour of Tang mango powder.

Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve

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Per pack = 100 g

100 g
384 kcal
96 g
384 kcal
0 g
0 kcal

Per serve = 20 g

20 g
76.8 kcal
19.2 g
76.8 kcal
0 g
0 kcal

Weight Variants in Tang Mango Flavour

a. Weight Variants

b. Flavour Variants

Health Check

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

*Why cholesterol is given as not mentioned?
The cholesterol value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Tang Mango flavour. 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.[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 Tang mango is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on back side.

The multiple source/items used in the production of Tang mango. Mentioned on back side.

Nutritional Information
The Nutrients present in Tang mango. Mentioned on back side.

Per Serve 
Recommended Serve size. Mentioned on front side.

Must see
There is no must see or important info.

Manufacturing date/Packed date
The date on which the product is manufactured. Mentioned on back side.

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

Ingredients to Know Before Buying

Tang Mango flavour consists of about 20 g of sugar in 200 ml per serve. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.

Artificial colours are added to provide colour to the Tang. It may be sensitive to some people. There’s a possibility that the synthetic colours could provoke allergic symptoms. It is better to consider the colours used if you are allergic to artificial colours.

Carboxy Methyl Cellulose is added to Tang as thickening agent. If you are allergic to cellulose, this is a valuable info.

Warnings on Tang Mango Flavour Pack

No warnings

Tang Mango Flavour’s Packaging


Tang solids cannot be transported without proper packaging and it’s difficult to preserve it. Thus, the packaging helps in preserving as well as increasing the shelf life of this Tang solids for about 18 months, improvising our lifestyle.

Claims on Tang Mango Flavour

Source of Vitamins
These are not present naturally in the product as they undergo processing steps which removes the vitamins present in them. These are fortified to the product i.e. added to the product manually during the production.
The iron source is from ferrous citrate.

“Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day is essential for our health, Tang makes water pleasurable & easy to drink enabling you to stay hydrated “
Yes, it is essential for everyone to consume water at least 8 glasses.
Is tang a pleasurable drink?
Per serving size of tang which is 200 ml contains about 18.9 g of sugar which is equal to 4.7 teaspoons of sugar in just one serving of the tang juice. There is no doubt that more sugar leads to pleasure, that is how the company claims. But we know that sugar consumption has to be reduced.

Other Breakdowns in Tang Mango Flavour

Where does the vitamins come from?
The pack contains only 1.6 gram of mango fruit powder; remaining is made of sugar with a little additives added to the product. The vitamins and minerals in the fruit gets lost during the processing of the fruit into fruit powder, the amount of fruit powder is also very low which doesn’t give any real nutritive value. To compensate the lost, and also to give a nutritional claim or to boost the nutritional profile of the product, they have added vitamins and minerals contents to the product.
The absorption of the vitamins by our body can differ from person to person.

Where & How to Store Tang Mango Flavour

Expectation Vs Reality


Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave

Frequently Asked Questions

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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