Can The Nestlé A+ Mishti Doi Capture Flavors Of Bengal Well? (2023)
What’s A+? How close does Nestlé Mishti Doi come to the halwai-made counterpart? All questions answered in this review.
When it comes to regional specialities, the visual and olfactory aspects hold equal importance as taste and texture.
Mishti Doi is popular across the eastern part of India and is a classic Bengali dessert. In fact, most neighborhood halwais in West Bengal make small batches of mishti doi almost on a daily basis for consumption by the local population.
Can a packaged variant live upto the OG? Here is our Nestlé Mishti Doi review.
The following table has all the information you need to know.
|Nestlé A+ Mishti Doi||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||80 grams|
|Shelf life||15 days|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for in Nestlé Mishti Doi? We were looking for a fresh tasting, creamy mishti doi with a desirable, natural interplay of sweetness and sourness of the curd.
The parameters we set are –
Mishti Doi is relished for its caramel-like sweetness that traditionally comes from khejur gud. This delicacy is a blend of sweet but mildly acidic and sour flavors. The flavor of jaggery should not be overpowering and as a whole, it must taste fresh.
What is Khejur Gud? Khejur Gud is a type of jaggery that is typically used in Bengal desserts. Also known as date palm jaggery, this plant-based sweetener is in a semi-solid state as it is produced from the early morning sap of date palm trees. It has a silky sweet flavor.
Creamy but well-set with a smooth mouthfeel- this is what we were looking for. Was the consistency even throughout? Or was the surface too watery with thick, dense layers at the bottom? How close did Nestlé Mishti Doi come to this?
3. Other Parameters
The ingredients, price, packaging, shelf life were gauged here.
Mishti dois are available from renowned halwais, so what’s the need for a packaged version? Since local delicacies aren’t limited to a particular geography anymore, brands are catering to the mishti doi-loving audiences with the packaged variants. These are meant for those who do not have access to freshly made mishti dois around them.
Nestlé Mishti Doi – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This Mishti Doi comes in a sealed cup. This cannot be resealed. One cup holds 80 grams of Mishti Doi and is priced at Rs 30/-. It has a shelf life of approximately fifteen days from the manufacturing date.
Pasteurised toned milk, sugar, jaggery (5%), nature identical (jaggery) flavouring substance, active cultures, and sweetener 960 are the key ingredients.
This does contain extra sweeteners and flavoring substances which are never a part of homemade counterparts, but considering that this is a packaged product with no added colors or preservatives, the ingredient list is decent.
The overall calories of Mishti Doi (or other milk-based desserts for that matter) are primarily influenced by the type of milk used. Additionally, the quality and quantity of sweetener used also play a key role.
100 grams of Nestlé A+ Mishti Doi offer 118 Kcal.
Generic Mishti Doi can range anywhere from 120-150 Kcal for the same quantity.
Aroma + Appearance
This packaged Mishti Doi had a delightfully sweet and refreshing aroma reminding you of jaggery. It had the classic light brown, caramel hue.
Taste + Texture
Nestlé A+ Mishti Doi had a simple yet decadent flavor profile. It had the caramel-like sweetness of jaggery with just a hint of sourness, like homemade dahi does. This Mishti Doi is sweetened with jaggery and sugar, but the sweetness is balanced and it has a fresh taste.
As for texture, it did not feel firmly set. There were large lumps in certain areas. We noticed a lot of inconsistency and unevenness in the texture. This did not have a smooth mouthfeel either.
- Characteristic caramel color
- Smells very fresh
- Balanced sweetness
- Not the smoothest texture
- Ingredient list could have been better. This uses sugar and jaggery flavor.
- Not firmly set
- Uneven consistency
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Nestlé mishti doi.
It has that caramel-like sweetness with a hint of sourness, that comes naturally in a curd-based dessert.
No. It is only available in a 80-gram cup.
It has a 15 day shelf life and must be consumed within that time frame. Once opened, consume immediately.
Yes, it contains no wheat products.
No, this is made with milk.
Nestlé A+ Mishti Doi is an average dessert with a caramel-like flavor of jaggery, a well-rounded sweetness, a mild sourness and freshness. The texture, on the other hand, could be better.
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