Amul Kaju Katli Review – Should You Buy This? (2024)
Amul Kaju Katli is soft and showcases balanced sweetness levels. More details on the product covered below.
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This diamond-shaped delicacy is a favorite across age groups. It’s melt-in-the-mouth texture makes India’s ‘cashew fudge’ a sold-out item at mithaiwalas all year-round.
Untimely craving or last minute offering? Amul’s got you. From tea-time snacks to indulgent desserts, Amul now offers Kaju Katli in a box. From the packaging to the shelf life, our Amul Kaju Katli review covers every aspect in detail.
How close does this come to a halwai/homemade kaju katli?
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Amul Kaju Katli – Quick Glance
Quick view of Amul Kaju Katli’s product details that you need to know:
|Amul Kaju Katli
(per 100 gm)
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for? We expect a rich-tasting and decadent Kaju Katli. It should have a smooth, melt-in-mouth texture with balanced sweetness.
To review the Amul Kaju Katli, we set out the following parameters:
Indian sweets are a complete sugar feast. Hence, the initial focus of this segment is the overall sweetness. Is it apt or overwhelmingly sweet? Amul Kaju Katli is made using 54% cashews as the main ingredient. Is the nuttiness of the cashews evident? How fresh does it taste? Any stale or off-putting taste observed?
Kaju Katli is a well-known and most loved Indian sweet made using cashew nuts as the hero ingredient. It is flavored with sugar, cardamom powder, or rose. Topped with varq.
A traditional Kaju Katli is soft and has a melt-in-mouth texture. It should not have a grainy mouthfeel. How was our experience with Amul Kaju Katli? Is it hard to break? Dry or soft?
3. Other Observations
Classic diamond shape? How attractive do these Kaju Katli look? Does it have varq? Any broken pieces?
We expect the packaging to be sturdy and well sealed.
Is the pricing justified by the quantity offered? Does it offer value for money?
For how long is this ready-to-eat Kaju Katli ideal for consumption?
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Amul Kaju Katli – Detailed Review
This section highlights in-depth details about our entire review process of Amul Kaju Katli.
Packaging, price, and shelf life
Amul’s Kaju Katli comes in a diamond-shaped plastic box. In short, the plastic box is shaped in a big-sized Kaju Katli. Overall, the box pack is seal wrapped. It has a transparent lid that includes the sticker of the brand.
There are a total of 27 pieces in a 200 gm pack. Additionally, it also has two smaller triangular pieces of Kaju Katli.
Appearance-wise, these are diamond shaped and have a length of 5.5 cm. There is a beautiful layer of a thin silver varq over the top of the Kaju katli. In most of the kaju katlis, the silver varq covers the entire top layer from end to end.
The main ingredients are – Cashew nuts (54%), sugar, preservatives (202 , 210), and silver leaf.
Preservative 202 (potassium sorbate) is a food additive widely used to enhance the shelf life of food, drinks, and beauty products. It prevents the growth of mold and yeast, leading to a better shelf life.
Preservative 210 (Benzoic Acid) is an antibacterial and antifungal natural preservative used in food and drinks. Additionally, it is also naturally present in edible fruits and vegetables.
Taste & Texture
The key focus points of our review are taste and texture.
What worked? These taste fresh and have a balanced sweetness. Neither too much nor too less. The addition of cashews brings in a lovely nuttiness. Texture-wise, this Kaju katli was not hard to break, which is a point of appreciation. They are soft and break apart with ease.
What could have been better? In terms of taste, these are average. We felt that there is a scope for improvement here. Additionally, the melt-in-mouth texture we expected was not that prominent. The creaminess of the cashews does not give that rich decadent experience we were looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Amul Kaju Katli
Something as basic as a mithai tastes best when consumed fresh. Amul Kaju Katli contains preservatives, hence we do not deem this product healthy.
Amul Kaju Katli has a shelf life of 3 months.
Yes. Amul Kaju Katli contains Preservative 202 (potassium sorbate) and Preservative 210 (Benzoic Acid).
Apart from sugar, there are no additional sweeteners used in the Amul Kaju Katli.
Yes. The ingredients for Amul Kaju Katli do not contain any sources of dairy. Hence, it is vegan-friendly.
What’s Our Final Verdict?
Amul’s Kaju Katli has a decent taste and breaks apart easily. Some noteworthy points we loved are the attractive packaging, the layer of silver varq and medium sweetness. However, we still feel that there is scope of improvement in terms of taste and texture.
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