Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Product of the week: Abuelita

The Nestle package says that this is an "Authentic Mexican style instant chocolate drink mix". You just add hot milk or water. Abuelita (which means 'grandma') is flavoured by sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Ingredients include: sugar, nonfat milk, dairy product solids, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated), corn syrup solids, cocoas, various other ingredients and of course mono- and diglycerides. This particular packet mix is not too good and our Mexican friends suggest buying the tablet version which is much better. We'll check out the tablet version soon - or else make our own mix with sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Make your own, who needs all that extra processed stuff...

What's the problem with mono- and diglycerides? Aren't they just the fatty acid building blocks for more complex fats (and very important for cells to work properly)? Are there weird versions being used in food that don't occur naturally?