Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicPackaged food

Topic: packaged food

From frosty reception to now making upma, how Kellogg’s found a place on Indian breakfast table

In 1994, Kellogg's opened a plant in Mumbai & launched its premier cornflakes, as well as products like basmati rice flakes & wheat flakes, but struggled to suit Indian palates.

Health food or not? Hippo toasties, the baked snack that died of an identity crisis

Launched in 2009 and discontinued in 2014 by Parle Agro, Hippo munchies attracted a loyal fan following but failed to continue in the market.

Carbs have people hooked like cocaine. And Indians are not slowing down

Research shows psychological rewards from sugar and sweets are comparable to that of cocaine, and can sometimes be more rewarding and attractive.

Craving for some homemade dosa & idli? Shwetha’s Batter Store helps you get the perfect taste

Shwetha's Batter Store offers a range of healthy batters such as ragi, multigrain, and adai, apart from the traditional idli and dosa batters. Her batters are preservative-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Read before you eat – What nutrition and ingredient labels are telling you about ‘healthy’ food

Learning to read nutrition and ingredient labels helps you build awareness to see through marketing gimmicks by FMCG companies.

How Covid supercharged world’s takeout culture and left a big mess

Food delivery workers have been praised as heroes during the Covid pandemic. But downside to all that convenience has been a massive pileup of waste.

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.