top-rated free essay

Marie Biscuits in India

By srabanti Mar 02, 2011 942 Words
María biscuit.
A Marie is sweet biscuit similar to a Rich Tea. It is made with wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and, unlike the Rich Tea biscuit, vanilla flavoring. The biscuit is round and has its name engraved into its top surface. The edges of the top surface are also engraved with an intricate design. While the Rich Tea biscuit is the most popular version of this biscuit in the United Kingdom, it is the Marie version that is most popular in most other countries, particularly Portugal, México, Australia, Pakistan, India, South Africa, and Spain. Like the Rich Tea biscuit, many consider the Marie's plain flavor to make it particularly suitable for dunking in tea. Other popular methods of consuming the biscuit includes using two to make a sandwich with butter and marmite or condensed milk spread in between, covering it with golden syrup, and crumbling it up in custard and jelly. Marie biscuits are frequently served to children. Babies may be served the biscuits softened in milk as their first solid food. Marie biscuits are also a common ingredient in home baking recipes. In Spain, Natilla custard is typically served with a Maria on it. Contents

History
The Marie biscuit was created by an English bakery Peek Freans in London in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh.[1] It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Spanish Civil War, the biscuit became a symbol of Spain's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.[2] [edit] Manufacturers

The major international manufacturers (initially sorted by name) of this kind of biscuit include: Country/Region Producer Brand
Argentina Arcor Maná
Australia Arnott's Biscuits Holdings
South Africa
BakersBlue Label
Marie Biscuits
Cappuccino Marie Biscuits
Uruguay
Blue Bird FoodsAlidoro
India
Bonn Food industriesMariebon
India
Britannia Industries
Marie
India
Parle Products Pvt Ltd
Marie
India
ITC Ltd
Marie Light
Venezuela
C.A. Sucesora de Jose Puig & CIAMaria Puig
Spain
CuétaraMarías
Philippines
Fibisco
Mexico
Gamesa
Marias
United States
Goya Foods

Spain
Grupo SiroMaría Fontaneda
Malaysia
Hup Seng Perusahaan Makanan (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Cap Ping Pong
Marie Biscuits
Coffee Marie Biscuits
Ukraine
Kharkiv Biscuit Factory
Syria
Katalina Foods
Singapore
Khong Guan Biscuit Factory (S) Pte Ltd
Khong Guan
Marie Biscuits (250g/450g)
Small Marie Biscuits (250g)
Sri Lanka
Maliban, CBL (Munchee)
Lebanon
Ghandour Food
Vietnam
Kinh Do Corporation

Indonesia
Marie Regal Biscuits
Japan
Morinaga & Company

Libya
Muhab Food Co. BenghaziHala Biscuit
Marie Biscuits
Petit Beurre Biscuits
Netherlands
Pally Holland
Norway
NorgesGruppen
First Price

Turkey
Şimşek Biscuits & FoodsGorona
Belarus
Confectionary Factory Spartak
India
Disha FoodsTreff
Sweden
Göteborgs KexGuld Marie
Zimbabwe
Lobels
Hong Kong
BEST BUY
Norway
Sætre ASMarie
Netherlands
Verkade
Maria

We’ve told you how biscuits are not healthy and can promote fat storage. But then there are those biscuits called healthy biscuits- like wheat biscuits, high fiber biscuits, etc. So, we decided to find out two things. First, if these wheat, high fiber biscuits are really healthier than normal biscuit cousins, and which among them are the healthiest: Britannia Marie Gold, Sunfeast Marie Lite, Britannia NutriChoice and McVities (the original)

Photo- Healthiest Wheat Biscuits India (willow89@flickr)
All biscuits had very similar ingredients. Britannia Marie Gold was the lowest calorie count at 441 calories per 100 gm. This was slightly lower calorie count than Sunfeast Marie Lite. Highest fiber is Britannia NutriChoice- at 6 gm per every 100 gm, but had a high calorie count of 487 calories and double the fat content of the Marie biscuits. Honestly, it was a tight race In general, biscuits aren’t exactly source of high nutrition. Clearly wheat biscuits are healthier than normal biscuits (or chocolate biscuits), so it was more a question of which wheat biscuits are the least harmful. Britannia Marie Gold has the lowest calorie count, its also fortified with vitamins (A, D, B, E) and calcium. Though, we did like flavour of McVities Interesting observation: Britannia Marie Gold says, 1 pack of Marie Gold contains the same amount of protein of 1 glass of milk. But one pack of Marie Gold contains 616 calories, whereas 1 glass of low fat milk is about 60-80 calorie. You decide your protein source Below is the nutrition information of healthiest wheat biscuits in India (Note: All nutritional facts are per 100 gms of each product): Britannia Marie Gold: 441 calories- 76.5 gm carbohydrates (27 gm sugar), 8 gm protein, 11.5 gm fat (5 gm saturated fat, 5 gm unsaturated fat), 48.6 mg calcium, Vitamin A 880 mcg, Vitamin D 5.8 mcg, Vitamin E 17.6 mg, Vit B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid. Ingredients: Wheat flour (58%), sugar, edible vegetable oil, milk solids, invert syrup, butter Sunfeast Marie Lite: 446 calories- 76.3 gm carbohydrates (19.2 gm sugar), 8.4 gm protein, 11.9 gm fat (5.8 saturated, 6.1 unsaturated), 3.4 gm fiber, 0 cholesterol Ingredients: wheat flour (66%), sugar, edible vegetable oil, wheat fiber (0.13%) Britannia NutriChoice (high fiber digestive): 487 calories- 58 gm carbohydrates (15 gm sugar), 7.5 gm protein, 25 gm fat (12 gm saturated fat, 12 gm unsaturated fat), 6 gm dietary fiber, 0 transfats, 0 cholesterol. Ingredients: wheat flour (41%), edible vegetable oil, whole wheat flour (19%), sugar, wheat bran (4.5%) McVities (the original digestive): 478 calories- 6.7 protein, 63.4 carbohydrates (16 gm sugar), fat 21.9 gm (10.4 sat), 3.4 gm fiber Ingredients: Wheat flour (56%), vegetable oil, sugar, whole meal (13%)

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Biscuit Industry India

    ...SUMMARY FOR BISCUIT INDUSTRY IN INDIA • Biscuit industry in India in the organized sector produces around 60% of the total production, balance 40% is produced by the unorganized sector (i.e. bakeries). • Biscuit market in India is around 12,662 crores. • There are around 150 medium to small biscuit factories in India ...

    Read More
  • Marie

    ...nothing works. Many people like Marie, from the book Lost In The City, are constantly living these similar issues of poverty and crime on a daily basis. Often times, people seek out to government assistance programs not because they want to, but out of struggle due to their given circumstances. We sometimes do not think, but act out of anger, wh...

    Read More
  • india

    ...Bengal Legislative Council and inflicted defeats on three ministries. The Calcutta Municipal Act of 1923 was a major landmark in the history of local self-government in India. The Swarajists were elected to the Calcutta Corporation in a majority in 1924. Deshbandhu was elected mayor and Subash Chandra Bose was appointedChief Executive Officer....

    Read More
  • Marie

    ...Marie Antoinette was just a young noble girl when she was promised to the future king of France Louis XVI. Then at fifteen, she was married and then at nineteen she was crowned queen of France. She was used to a very lavish life style in Austria so when she came to France she expected the same. She was a huge partier and spender; many people bel...

    Read More
  • Demand for Britannia Biscuits in India

    ...Biscuit Industry: India | | | Written by marketresearchdata    | Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00 | Overview : * The total production of biscuits in India is estimated to be around 30 lakh MT, the organized sector accounts for 65% and the unorganized sector accounts for 35% of the total industry volume. * The organized sector is...

    Read More
  • Outlook in Biscuits Market in India

    ...goods as substitutes to traditional breakfast. With the... Biscuits in India report offer a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2009-2013, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers str...

    Read More
  • FDI in India

    ...price rates. 5. Another example of Pepsi, when the Pepsi factory was under its setting up process in the Punjab, the farmers of Punjab protested because the Pepsi authority committed to purchase the potatoes of the farmer but later on the reject and told the farmer that there potatoes are not up to their standards which is used in making up w...

    Read More
  • India

    ...December 3, 2011 Individual Project Ale and Lager Beer in India Beer first appeared in India in the mid-1700’s, during the early years of the British Empire. The demand of beer came from the British troops and other British officials who were suffering in the blistering heat of the Indian climate. The demand for beer was at such a hig...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.