Everything about Unibic Milk Cookies | Review
Heyyy buddies!! How is it going?? I am mr_crunchy. You hate milk?? Ahhh!! I hate drinking milk. But to be healthy, I am always advised to drink that. So I found something interesting!! Look!! Energy from a glass of milk in just three cookies?? Amazing!! But how? Is it true? Sink in. Let us find how these delicious cookies are baked to the ultimate.
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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.
Wow! Too much!
Fine bakery wares – Cookies
FSSAI License Information
Important Images on the Pack
The brand name ‘Unibic’ is illustrated in a blue colour background. Unibic came to India in 2004. First, the iconic Anzac and Bradman cookies were served.
Ohh! The front face of the cookies is demonstrated with milk splashing around the cookies. Wheat cobs are also pictured which explain the usage of wheat in the cookie. Does this represent serving size?
New improved!!! I will give a hint here. In what way is it newly improved? Is it the ingredients change or the weight change? Keep reading.
Unboxing Unibic Milk Cookies
Details on the Pack
a. Primary Packaging
b. Secondary Packaging
Taste Experience of Unibic Milk Cookies
I feel easy tearing the pack to open. Aww!! Vanilla essence so pleasing along with milk aroma. I think some of the cookies are over-baked, I could sense it along with the vanilla and milk aroma.
Let us take one and see how it looks. The cookie is circle shaped and mild brown in colour, slightly cracked on the top. It is flat and dark brown in colour at the bottom side, it looks over burned.
I feel a coarse little rough on the top side, and craggy, flat and slightly rough on the bottom side. I broke the cookie into two. Aww, the aroma breaks again. It is easy to break this cookie into two halves. You know what, the inner texture looks pleasing to mind with white rough texture.
Scrumptious!! Can’t wait!! The cookie is crunchy and slight chewy. The taste of vanilla and milk is one of the best combos. It doesn’t take much time to chew unlike the other cookies, crispy and taste better from my perspective.
Yes!! It is sweet and the taste prevails in the mouth for a while because of the addition of vanilla. I would just go for maximum 1 pack. I don’t wanna over eat. It is so addictive!
Unibic Milk Cookies’s Ingredients
I would like to give a info about the wheat flour, wheat flour used here can be refined wheat flour as per the rules from FSSAI.
Food Safety and Standards (food products standards and food additives) regulations, 2011 wherein protein rich (paushtik) maida mentions the term ‘Maida (wheat flour)’ in definition.
How can we say its refined wheat flour without an info in food label. I observed the colour of the cookie by breaking as in sensory section, and saw the colour of the cookie as white. And this helped me to know as this is refined through my perspective i.e. maida.
Source : Wheat grain
How : The wheat bran is separated from wheat grain. Then endosperm part of the wheat grain i.e. the starchy white part of the wheat grain is separated by milling and then they are ground to produce refined wheat flour.
Why : Refined wheat flour is the base ingredient. It plays an important role in providing structure to the cookies.
Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugarcane is crushed and the juice is extracted, heated and filtered. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : Sugar gives sweet taste to the cookies. Sugar also provides colour to the cookie during baking by undergoing a reaction called caramelization reaction in which the sugar molecules break into small parts and start giving shades of brown colour.
Oil type : Palm oil
Source : Palm fruit
How : Palm oil is produced by oil extraction from the pulp of the palm fruit. The palm fruits are blanched, threshed and digested. The palm fruits are then pressed to obtain the palm oil. Obtained oil is further clarified, dried and stored.
Why : Palm oil improves the brittleness and enhances the texture quality of the cookies. It also gives a softer texture to the cookies.
Amount added : 6%
Source : Milk
How : Milk solids are the powdered form of milk. The water content of the milk is evaporated and dried. The solids such as protein, lactose and fat which remain in milk are called as milk solids.
Why : Milk solids helps in improving the crumb texture, it also makes the cookies tender.
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 gives sweetness to the Unibic Milk cookies. It improves tenderness, texture and colour.
The leavening agents are ingredients added to increase the volume of the cookie. Leavening agents used here are :
- E 503 (ii)
Name : Ammonium bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Ammonium bicarbonate is produced when ammonium reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Ammonium bicarbonate releases CO2 during baking which increases the volume of the Unibic milk cookies.
- E 500 (ii)
Name : Sodium bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Sodium bicarbonate is produced when sodium carbonate reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Sodium bicarbonate helps to leaven i.e. increasing the volume of the cookies.
Emulsifiers are agents that make the ingredient hold to one another and do not allow them to get separated. It also helps improve the structural and textural properties of the cookies.
- 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 of soybean oil production.
Why : Soy lecithin helps in better emulsification and also provides better shelf life to the cookies.
- E 472e
Name : Diacetyltartaric and Fatty Acid Esters of Mono and diglycerides (DATEM)
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 plays many roles. It helps improve texture and also increase the volume of the cookie.
Source : Sea water
How : Sea water is evaporated to produce sea salt under sunlight. It is further refined and processed in industries.
Why : Salt is added to improve and enhance the flavour profile of the cookies.
Flavour : Milk, butter and vanillin
Type : Artificial
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 laboratory or industry.
Why : Artificial flavours enhance the flavour of the cookies.
Nutritional InforNutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Servemation
Per pack = 60 g (10 cookies)
*Per serve = 18 g (3 cookies)
There is no recommendation about per serve size. The per serve value mentioned here is totally a perspective of mr_crunchy.
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 Milk Cookies. 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.
Tree Nut free*
*Why is it ‘maybe’ a tree nut free product?
It is because the ingredients are processed in the equipment where they also process products that contain tree nuts in them. So we cannot conclude that Unibic Milk Cookies as a tree nut free product.
Things to know before buying
Veg /Non-Veg Symbol
Green colour indicates that Unibic Milk Cookies is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the bottom side.
Multiple sources used in the production of this Unibic Milk Cookies are listed. Mentioned on the back side.
The Nutrients present in these cookies 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 Milk Cookies is manufactured. Mentioned on the back side.
Best Before/Expiry Date
For the best experience of these cookies, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the back side.
Ingredients to Know Before Buying
Unibic Milk Cookies contain 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.
Unibic Milk Cookies consists of about 15.9 g of sugar in 60 g whole pack. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.
Warnings on Unibic Milk Cookies Pack
Milk Protein Allergy
Unibic Milk Cookies’s Packaging
The primary packaging is in semi cylindrical shape. The pack thickness is less and low weight. It acts as the holder for cookies when handling and transportation. There are patterns in between this packaging to have a grip for cookies and also for holding cookies properly. So the cookies can’t be moved and damaged. The recycle number is not mentioned on the pack. Recycle number indicates what material is used for packaging.
The secondary packaging covers the primary pack and cookies. This pack protects the cookies from moisture content, heat and also from insects. The recycle number is not mentioned on the pack.
The company illustrated the man throwing the pack into the dustbin; it means that after consuming the treat, the empty pack should be thrown into the dustbin.
Again, on the pack, a message ‘please dispose of this package carefully’ gives us the awareness to through the empty pack into the dustbin.
Claims on Unibic Milk Cookies
3 cookies are equal to 1 glass of milk energy! Really??
Can just eating 3 cookies give real nutrients provided by a glass of milk?
I love to read the lines carefully, come join me, ‘3 cookies’ are equal to 1 glass of ‘milk energy’ not ‘milk nutrient value.’ We usually think it is equal to the nutrient value (such as protein, vitamin, etc). But, here the calorific value is only compared and not the nutrient value.
So whether the claim is true? Yes it is absolutely true.
108* ml (a glass) of milk contains about 72–79 calories of energy. 3 Unibic cookies which weigh 6 grams each, gives about 85 calories of energy(approx).
The Value 108 ml (as a glass) is calculated based on the energy equivalent with reference to cookies.
Trans fat free!! How Unibic Milk Cookies is Trans fat free?
Yes, it is trans fat free. Usually, a product will contain trans fat only when highly processed oil like partially hydrogenated oil is used to make the product. By cross referring the ingredients list, there is no usage of highly processed oil. Hence, the Unibic cookies are trans fat free.
New Improved!! So, what does that mean?
Err… no idea unless we have the old cookies pack in our hands. I got some pictures of the old package from flipkart. The ingredients look so similar that it’s hard to find the so called ‘NEW IMPROVED’ ingredients in the list. Ahh!! finally after viewing, I found the ‘NEW IMPROVED’ list ingredients, they are
1. 1% increase in Milk solids quantity
2. Addition of Second emulsifier INS 472 e
3. The weight of the pack is reduced about 15 grams (60 grams) where the older one weighed about 75 grams.
Other Breakdowns in Unibic Milk Cookies
Three cookies?? Does this indicate the per serve value?
No, it doesn’t state the per serve value as 3 cookies. 3 cookies are used for illustration purpose only. Also, in a claim for 3 cookies are equal to 1 glass of milk energy.
Wheat illustration everywhere in the pack. Does it represent the usage of wheat in the cookie?
Yes!! It represents the usage of wheat flour used in the cookies. But we do get the doubt if it is whole wheat flour or refined wheat flour (maida). And how the cookie outer view is brown in colour? The actual thing is that the colour brown comes from other ingredients used in the cookie such as sugar, liquid glucose which on chemical reaction during baking gives brown colour to the cookie. On breaking the cookie into two halves, the colour of the inner cookie is white (not mild brown too) which indicates the use of the refined wheat flour (maida) in it. But we can’t conclude until revealed on the pack.
Milk, Oh! How much milk?
Yes, it is!! It smells and feels rich in milk when consuming. The cookie contains about 6 % of milk solids, which is about 6 grams of milk powder in 100 grams of cookies. Milk solids are dried form of milk. In this Unibic milk cookie pack (60 grams), 3.6 grams of milk solids is present.
If it is a milk cookie. How much calcium is present in it?
About 55 mg of calcium is in 100 gram of cookie, which is about 3.3 mg of calcium in each cookie, so we get 9.9 mg of calcium for 3 cookies (18 g).
Why is it burnt at the bottom?
The cookies are baked in ovens through hot air. Hot air bakes the top and the bottom side is in contact with the tray which is metal, as we all know that metal can get more hot than the air, Since the heat transfer is direct from the metal to the cookie, it is heated much more than the top. So it looks a little more burnt.
Do you know the difference between cookie and a biscuit? What is it?
The cookies have their top texture irregular, whereas the biscuit’s texture will have a smooth finish. The cookies usually have more fat and sugar than the biscuits. The biscuit is made with sheeting the dough and cookies are made with batter (liquid) dough.
Where & How to Store Unibic Milk Cookies?
Before Opening the Pack
After Opening the Pack
Expectation Vs Reality
Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave
Frequently Asked Questions
No. It may contain traces of tree nuts.
Yes (gluten, milk and soya).
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.