Everything about Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar | Review
Snack snack! Hi guys. It’s me mr_crunchy. Unibic cookies are well known to us. Have you ever heard of Unibic snack bar? Today, I am going to reveal about Unibic snack bar. It is a chikki made of almonds and oats. I have tasted peanut chikki. How this almond and oats flavoured snack bar will taste? I am curious. Continue reading to crack more.
Table of Contents
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Wanna Know About The Brand?
Wanna Know About The Brand?
UNIBIC Foods India Pvt. Ltd.
Brand Name Owner
Unibic Australia Pvt. Ltd.
Nutty, Tasty, Healthy!
Soft candy – Nut cereal bars
Almond and Oats
FSSAI License Information
Important Images on the Pack
The logo of the brand is illustrated in a red rectangle box with a blue background. It is eye-catching. Isn’t it? The name ‘Unibic’ is demonstrated in white uppercase fonts. The logo looks simple and delivers a good look.
Oh!! Look!! There is an illustration of ‘Almond & Oats’, (similar to hotwheels toy brand logo) in uppercase curvy and wavy letters in white colour with blue background. The chikki is almonds and oat flavoured. Is it really high in fiber protein? If it is, How much fiber and protein is present in this snack bar? To know more, read the claims and breakdown section.
Aww!! Look!! A creative demonstration of the treat and ingredients in the pack. The snack bar contains almonds and oats, so it is illustrated on the sides of the snack bar. ‘Image for illustrative purpose only’ means that the illustrated image of the snack bar in front, is not the exact treat inside the pack.
Unboxing Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar
Details on the Pack
Taste Experience of Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar
Mmmm!! I could smell butterscotch. Along with butterscotch I could also sense almond aroma. It gives the feeling of an almond drink and a mild milk aroma is sensed.
It is a rectangle shaped bar light brown and white in colour. Also, numerous amounts of crushed almonds are spotted on all the sides of the treat. I could clearly see the almond present in the treat. When you notice the treat carefully, some rolled oats and rice crunchies are present in the treat.
The treat is rough when touching. The upper and bottom surface is dry in state so, it is not sticky.
When eating the treat, it is slightly hard to bite and chewy, when eating you can also feel the crunch because of the rice crisps. This snack bar is tasty. When crunching, it gives the taste of almond. The taste of oats is not found when eating. The oats are tasteless.
The almond taste is present in the mouth for a short time and the crushed almonds are struck inbetween teeth.
Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar’s Ingredients
Amount Added : 38 %
- Rolled Oats
Source : Oat grains
How : The oat grains are milled, steamed and rolled between rollers to make it into flakes. Then these flakes are dried by passing hot air. This is how rolled oats are made.
Why : Oat grains act as a base ingredients of the snack bar which gives the structure and also enhances the texture of this snack bar. As it is rich in fibre it enhances the nutritional value of Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
- Rice Crispies
Source : Rice grains
How : Rice crispies are made from rice grains which undergoes medium processing steps such as cooking, drying, toasting (like popcorn). It ends up in a crunchy and crisp ball of rice called the rice crispies.
Why : Rice crispies gives structure to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar. It also adds energy and taste.
Amount Added : 30 %
Source : Almond tree
How : The almonds are dried and cut into small unequal pieces.
Why : Almonds are added to give protein, flavour and taste to Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Source : Corn grain
How : Liquid glucose is produced from starch obtained from corn grains mostly. These starches are dissolved in water and hydrolysed with acids or enzymes to form liquid glucose. Why : Liquid glucose acts as a sweetener and also improves the texture. It also gives colour and flavour.
Source : Sugarcane
How : From sugarcane juice is extracted and purified. Then it is crystallized, further it is mixed with water or acid and heated to produce golden syrup (Golden syrup is a type of invert sugar).
Why : Golden syrup gives sweetness, moisture and also gives good texture to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
The oil type or the fat is not mentioned and so the process cannot be defined (the processing methods varies according to the type of oil).
Source : Industry
How : Usually, the edible vegetable fat is made by blending of multiple fatty acids. The resultant fat should meet certain standards to be called as edible vegetable fat.
Why : Edible vegetable fat gives chewiness and tenderness to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Source : Fruits
How : The sucrose from the fruits are separated by using chemical solutions which are then converted to immobilized fructosyltransferase. It is further subjected to insulin hydrolysis process to obtain fructooligo-saccharide.
Why : Fructooligosaccharide adds sweetness to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar which is about 30-50 % sweetness compared to sugar (sucrose). It also provides fiber content so it improves the nutrition profile of the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Source : Coconut
How : Coconut’s white fleshy part is sliced into small pieces. Then it is dried and is cut into flakes, granules or chips and then these are powdered.
Why : Desiccated coconut powder gives coconut flavour to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Source : Beehives
How : Honey is extracted from the beehives by various methods. The extracted honey is purified and packed.
Why : Honey adds sweetness and also helps binding of ingredients together in this snack bar.
Source : Cheese
How : During the cheese production, the liquid part obtained is strained out. This strained out liquid is called whey liquid which is produced as a byproduct. This liquid is concentrated by evaporation and further subjected to spray drying to obtain the powder form of whey.
Why : Whey protein concentrate is used here to increase the nutritional value and also improve the quality of the Unibic Almond and Oats snackbar.
Humectants are hygroscopic substances which helps maintaining moisture in the food.
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Name : Glycerol
Source : Industry
How : Glycerol is produced by transesterification of fatty acids/oil.
Why : Glycerol is used to retain moisture in this snack bar. It is used to give tenderness and softness to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
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.
- E 322
Name : Soy Lecithin
Source : Soybeans
How : Soybeans are used to produce soybean oil. During this production, soy lecithin is obtained as a by-product (or secondary product).
Why : Soy lecithin helps to mix and hold all ingredients together. It improves the quality of the dough. It is used to retain colour of the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Source : Sea water
How : Salt is produced by evaporation of seawater under sunlight. Then the salt is purified and refined in industry.
Why : Salt enhances the overall taste and flavour of the Unibic Almond and Oats snackbar.
- E 415
Name : Xanthan Gum
Source : Sugar
How : Xanthan gum is produced by the fermentation of sugar or molasses using a specific bacterium called xanthomonas campsteris.
Why : Xanthan gum is used to prevent ingredients from separating. It holds all the ingredients together. It acts as a thickener and stabiliser. It helps in the uniform distribution of ingredients in the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Artificial Flavouring Substances
Flavour : Milk, Badam, Saffron & Butterscotch
Source : Industry
How : The artificial flavours have a chemical structure which does not resemble the chemical structure of any ‘natural flavours’ that exist in nature and are completely made in industry.
Why : Artificial flavours impart & enhance the flavour of the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve
Per pack = 30 g (1 bar)
Per serve = 30 g (1 bar)
Low Saturated Fat
Trans fat Free*
*Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar. 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.
*Why cholesterol and trans fat are given as not mentioned?
The value of cholesterol and trans fat is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations , 2011. The values of trans fat and cholesterol have to be added only when there is a claim made about the particular nutrient.
Tree Nut free
Things to know before buying
Green colour indicates that Unibic snack bar (Almonds & Oats) is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the front side.
Multiple sources used in the production of this Unibic snack bar are listed. Mentioned on the back side.
The Nutrients present in this Unibic snack bar are listed. Mentioned on the back side.
There is no serving size recommended on the pack.
The info which needs the most concern. Mentioned on the back side.
The date on which this Unibic snack bar is manufactured. Mentioned on the back side.
Best Before/Expiry Date
For the best experience of this snack bar, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the back side.
Ingredients to Know Before Buying
Unibic Almond & Oats snack bar contains multiple artificial flavours, some people are sensitive to artificial flavours. So, if you are sensitive to artificial flavours, it is better to make note of it.
Warnings on Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar Pack
Milk Lactose Intolerance
Milk Protein Allergy
Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar’s Packaging
The packaging is used to keep the treat fresh for a long time; it makes the treat to have more shelf life. It prevents treat from deterioration by moisture and sunlight.
There is no mention about the recycle number which is used to denote packaging material used here. But, metalized polypropelene film might be used which is commonly used in snack packaging.
The company illustrates a man throwing the pack into the dustbin. It means that the pack should be thrown into the dustbin after eating.
The logo of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan signifies ” Ek kadam Swachhta ki aur”. It is Clean India Mission initiated by Government of India to keep our country clean.
Claims on Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar
High Fiber? Does that mean it has more fiber content?
Yes, Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar is high in fiber.
A product can be claimed as high in fiber if it contains about 6 grams or more amount of fiber per 100 grams of product.
This Unibic Almond and Oats contains 2.5 g of dietary fiber per 30 grams which makes up about 8.25 grams of fiber per 100 grams. Thus, making the Unibic Almond & Oats snack bar high in fiber.
High in Protein! So on eating it, we gain more protein?
Yes, Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar is high in protein.
A product can be claimed as high in protein when it contains more than 20 % of RDA  (Recommended Dietary Allowance) i.e., 20 % RDA is about 12 g of protein for men with 2000 kcal diet  in 100 g of the product. Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar contains about 3.70 grams of protein per 30 gram. Thus, considering 100 grams of this snack bar, it gives about 12.32 grams of protein which is higher than the 20 % RDA (12 g) and so it can be claimed as high in protein.
Health?? Why is there a special mention about it?
The Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar is claimed to be healthy, because of the oats benefits.
The healthy things from the oats are
2.Boosts heart health with beta glucan
Yes! Oats contains these benefits. Let us dive deep down about the truth behind these lines in the hidden truth section.
Other Breakdowns in Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar
What is the source of fiber?
Unibic Almond and Oats contains different fiber sources they are as follows
- Fructo oligosaccharides
- Desiccated coconut powder
So, these are the ingredients that give the fiber content. You might have known how they are produced and why they are added here if you had read the ingredients section. If you are confused what they are please do read the ingredients section to get a better clarification.
Contains Oligosaccharides. Whats the use?
As mentioned here, the Oligosachharide gives fiber content to the Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar. The Snack bar contains about 8.33 grams of dietary fiber in 100 grams and out of 8.33 grams, 5 grams of this dietary fiber is from added oligosachharide. So it leads us to the question of how oats is added and fiber content from it?
All health claims are made with Oats, so how much oats is really present in this snack bar?
The ingredients list shows rolled oats and rice crisps are the cereals added in Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar. It contains 38 % of cereals of which rolled oats is higher than the rice crisps (since oats is in the first place of the ingredients list as the list is made in a descending order of weight of ingredients added in the product). The ratio is unknown. The oats may be present about 18 – 20 grams.
So from this we can come to a conclusion that about 20 grams of oats is present in 100 g of Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar. So this calculates to 6 grams of oats per 30 grams of Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar.
Soluble dietary fiber
The oats contain about 10.6 grams of soluble fiber in the 100 grams, which makes 2.12 grams (considering that 20 grams of oats present in 100 grams of Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar) of soluble fiber in 100 grams of Unibic Almond & Oats snack bar.
This makes up about 0.63 grams of soluble fiber in this 30 gram snack bar.
Boosts heart health with beta glucan
Yes, the beta glucan helps in boosting the heart health. Oats in its raw form consist about 2.3 – 8.5 % of beta glucan which is mostly found in the Oat’s bran.
The antioxidants are present in higher amounts in the oats, the oats grain undergoes light processing steps to form the rolled oats. Unibic Almond and Oats contains about 6 grams of oats in 30 grams of the product.
Energy, how much?
The Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar contains about 155 calories of energy which is a good amount of calories from a 30 g snack bar. Keep an eye if you’re on a weight loss diet.
How much almond is present?
Unibic Almond and Oats contain about 30 % of almonds, so in this 30 g snack bar the almonds are about 9 grams of almond.
How does the ingredient stick together?
The ingredients stick together by the help of the liquid glucose, golden syrup, honey and vegetable gum which are mixed with all other ingredients. These as a whole gives the sticky nature and helps forming as a bar.
Taste, do they taste really good as mentioned?
Unibic Almond and Oats snack bar is tasty as it is given. It is crunchy, chewy and spongy. The sweetness is mild but gives overall best taste and flavourful experience.
Where & How to Store Unibic Almond & Oats Snack Bar?
Before Opening the Pack
Expectation Vs Reality
Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave
Frequently Asked Questions
Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet. It is generally made from nuts and sugar/jaggery.
No. It contains milk.
2.5 g dietary fiber and 3.7 g protein.
Yes. They are oats, soya, milk and nuts.
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.