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Cornflakes

The lesser-known ones are no less

For pretty much all of us, cornflakes are an ideal on-the-go breakfast option. Ideal because they are healthy. So we think. So, are they not? Agreed, they are relatively low in fat, but there is the sugar to think of. There is the added salt (sodium) to consider, too. The national standards in India have spelled out various requirements for cornflakes covering quality, safety and hygiene aspects. At Consumer Voice, we selected 11 widely-consumed brands of cornflakes and held them up against these non-negotiable parameters. We also checked them on the validity of their own nutritional claims. As you will read in the report produced below, some less-hyped brands have taken the top slots on various parameters, proving once again that quality is the real game changer.

We tested 11 leading brands of cornflakes on various quality, safety and acceptability parameters that are crucial in determining whether the cornflake is safe for consumption at all. As per our standard procedure, we undertook market research to identify the popular and regular-selling brands of cornflakes across the country. While there are many variants of cornflakes in the market (mixed fruit, strawberry, almond, organic honey and almond, etc.), we selected plain cornflakes for the study. Except Kellogg’s, Savour and Mum’s, all other brands claim to be proprietary food – this means Food Safety & Standards (FSS) Regulations for cornflakes are not applicable. The key parameters for which these cornflakes were tested included carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, minerals and organoleptic properties. Since cornflakes are more commonly used as breakfast cereal and are expected to give instant energy to the body, we tested the brands for their energy output as well. A major health-related parameter was microbiological safety. We conducted tests for total plate count (TPC) and yeast and mould. The testing was conducted at an NABL-accredited laboratory.

 

Top Performers - Diet n Lite | Murginns

Value for Money - Murginns



 

Key Findings

  • All the brands meet the minimum requirements specified in the national standards, making them safe for consumption.
  • Based on the overall test findings, Diet n Lite and Murginns are the top performers.
  • The value-for-money brand is Murginns.
  • Savour is the top performer in the sensory panel tests, followed by Diet n Lite and Murginns. The least preferred brand is Trusted Value.
  • Dietary fibre was highest in Diet n Lite, followed by Patanjali and Reliance; it was lowest in Bagrry’s.
  • The highest amount of protein was found in Mum’s and the lowest in Tops.
  • Salt content was lowest in Tops and highest in Diet n Lite.
  • Energy value was highest in Kellogg’s, followed by Murginns, Diet n Lite and Patanjali. Tops scored lowest on this parameter.
  • Iron content was found highest in Murginns, followed by Kellogg’s. It was relatively low in some brands – namely Diet n Lite, Patanjali, Reliance, Mohun’s and Mum’s – even though they claimed to have iron content. It may be noted that most of the cornflakes brands make claims of being iron fortified.
  • All the tested brands were found to be within the acceptable limits for yeast and mould. Two brands, Tops and Reliance, were found with slightly higher total plate count (TPC).
  • In some of the brands, their claim values with regard to nutritional components like sodium, carbohydrate, protein, iron and fat did not match the actual test results.

What Does Ash in Food Mean?

Ash refers to the inorganic material, such as minerals, present in food. It is the portion of the food or any organic material that remains after it is burned at very high temperatures. Some minerals are essential to a healthy diet (for example, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium), whereas others can be toxic (lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminium). The quality of many foods depends on the concentration and type of minerals they contain, including their taste, appearance, texture and stability.

You can see list of our CV Comparitive Test Cornflakes below, perform Side-by-Side comparison. If you need further help, do have a look at Conzumr Guides and Tips. Alternatively you can view all Cornflakes to choose your own favourites.


The milling process removes the corn kernels from the cobs and turns them into flake-sized ‘grits’. The grits are cooked in steam pressure cookers, at temperatures exceeding 100C. This cooking process lasts for an hour and softens the hard grits. During cooking, additional water is incorporated in the form of steam which condenses and the water content in the batch rises to 30 per cent to 35 per cent.

The hot grits are transported from the cookers to large driers via a network of pipes. The grits spend several hours in the hot-air driers in order to reduce their moisture content. These grits are milled using rollers, which squeeze them flat.,/p>

Next, the flakes are tumble-toasted in huge cylindrical ovens. The air in the ovens is heated and the flakes are tossed around in a rotating drum. The drum is angled so that the flakes whirl around and pass through it quite quickly, and stops them spending too long in the fierce heat. Here the flakes are sprayed with flavors and minerals. Finally, they are bagged up with the help of a bagging machine.


Side by Side comparison

Bagrry's Cornflakes
Diet n Lite
Murginn's Cornflakes
Kellogg’s Cornflakes
Bagrry's Cornflakes
Trusted Value Cornflakes
Mums Cornflakes
Corn Flakes
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food)
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food)
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food)
Buy Now Diet n Lite
Diet n Lite ₹ 89
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Buy Now Murginn's Cornflakes
Murginns ₹ 145
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Buy Now Kellogg’s Cornflakes
Big Basket ₹ 92 4% off
Kelloggs ₹ 96
Amazon.in ₹ 350
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Buy Now Bagrry's Cornflakes
Bagrrys ₹ 75
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Buy Now Trusted Value Cornflakes
Trusted Value ₹ 99
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Buy Now Mums Cornflakes
Mums ₹ 180
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Buy Now Corn Flakes
Savour ₹ 85
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Buy Now Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food)
Patanjali ₹ 145
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Buy Now Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food)
Mohun ₹ 94
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Buy Now Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food)
Tops ₹ 94
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Highlights
MRP (Rs)
Diet n Lite : 89
Murginn's Cornflakes : 145
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 96
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 75
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 99
Mums Cornflakes : 180 (buy 1, get 1 free + 200 gm pack worth Rs 50 free)
Corn Flakes : 95
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 85
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 94
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 94
Net Weight (Grams)
Diet n Lite : 250
Murginn's Cornflakes : 475
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 250
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 200
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 500
Mums Cornflakes : 500
Corn Flakes : 500
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 250
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 500
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 500
Unit Price (Rs) of 100 Grams
Diet n Lite : 35.6
Murginn's Cornflakes : 30.5
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 38.4
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 37.5
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 19.8
Mums Cornflakes : 36 (w/o scheme); 15 (with scheme)
Corn Flakes : 19
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 34
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 18.80
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 18.80
Best before (Months)
Diet n Lite : 9
Murginn's Cornflakes : 9
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 9
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 9
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 9
Mums Cornflakes : 12
Corn Flakes : 9
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 9
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 9
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 9
Marketed/Manufactured/Imported by
Diet n Lite : Swadeshi Pharmacy (P) Ltd
Murginn's Cornflakes : KCL Ltd
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : Kellogg’s India Pvt. Ltd
Bagrry's Cornflakes : Bagrry’s India Ltd
Trusted Value Cornflakes : Spencer’s Retail Ltd
Mums Cornflakes : Amarpali Biotech India Pvt. Ltd
Corn Flakes : Savour India Pvt. Ltd, Rajasthan
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Uttarakhand
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Mohan Mekan Ltd, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : GD Foods MFG Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
Brands Tested
Rank
Diet n Lite : 1
Murginn's Cornflakes : 1
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 2
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 3
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 3
Mums Cornflakes : 3
Corn Flakes : 3
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 5
Total Score out of 100 (Rounded off)
Diet n Lite : 83
Murginn's Cornflakes : 83
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 80
Bagrry's Cornflakes : 79
Trusted Value Cornflakes : 79
Mums Cornflakes : 79
Corn Flakes : 79
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 79
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 78
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 76
For General Qualities
Diet n Lite : 4.7
Murginn's Cornflakes : -
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
Mums Cornflakes : -
Corn Flakes : Packed as per FSS Regulations
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Packed as per FSS Regulations
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Packed as per FSS Regulations
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Packed as per FSS Regulations

Cornflakes shall be packed in high-density polyethylene bags alone or they shall be first packed in high-density polyethylene bags, properly sealed, and then placed in cardboard cartons. As per Indian Standard, the bags used for packing cornflakes shall be made of 300 gauge high-density polyethylene of thickness 0.075 mm.

Diet n Lite : -
Murginn's Cornflakes : -
Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
Mums Cornflakes : -
Corn Flakes : Has correct labellings.
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Has correct labellings.
Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Has correct labellings.
Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Has correct labellings.
The following particulars shall be marked/labelled on each pack:
  • Name of material and trademark, if any
  • Name and address of manufacturer
  • Batch or code number
  • Net weight
  • Date of manufacture
  • Nutritional information
  • MRP
  • FSSAI license number
  • The words ‘Best before’ (date to be given by manufacturer)
  • Customer-care details
  • Logo indicating ‘vegetarian’ status
  • All brands had correct labelling.
  • Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : Passed this test.
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Least amounts
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Passed this test.
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Passed this test.
    As per FSS Regulations, in cornflakes the ash insoluble in dilute HCL content – an indicator of dirt and dust in the product – shall not be more than 0.1per cent by mass (on dry basis). Low ash content is good for consumers.
  • All the seven brands passed this test. The least amount was found in Patanjali, followed by Mum’s.
  • Parameters Tested
    Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : Not detected
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Not detected
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Not detected
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Not detected
    As per FSS Regulations, lead in cornflakes shall not be more than 2.5 ppm (for ‘foods not specified’ category)
  • Lead content was not detected in any of the brands.
  • Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : Within the specified limit.
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Least amounts
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Within the specified limit.
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Within the specified limit.

    As per Indian Standard and FSS Regulations, moisture content in cornflakes shall not be more than 7.5 per cent by mass. It may be noted that cornflakes with less amount of moisture is better as it translates into a longer shelf life.

  • Moisture content in all the brands was within the specified limit. The least amount was found in Patanjali, followed by Kellogg’s.
  • Customer-Care Details
    Customer Care No.
    Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : 01125571894
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 01334240008, 18001804108
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 01202657002
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 01145233333
    Observation
    Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : Working
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Working
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : Working
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : Working
    Email ID
    Diet n Lite : -
    Murginn's Cornflakes : -
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : -
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : -
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : -
    Corn Flakes : info@savourindia.com
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : feedback@Patanjaliayurved.com
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : mohannagar@mohanmekin.com
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : response@tops.co.in
    Physicochemical Parameters
    Diet n Lite : 7.14
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 4.84
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 4.64
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 3.96
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 5.86
    Mums Cornflakes : 5.26
    Corn Flakes : 4.64
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 6.68
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.1
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 5.22
    Dietary fibre has many health benefits. It can reduce one’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, and also help in weight control. Fibre is important for digestive health too.

    Dietary fibre was highest in Diet n Lite (5.34 percent) and lowest in Bagrry’s (2.16 per cent).

    Diet n Lite : 5.59
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 5.88
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 5.4
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 5.98
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 5.8
    Mums Cornflakes : 6.79
    Corn Flakes : 5.81
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 5.61
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 5.71
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 5.04
    Protein is an essential nutrient. It plays an important role in cellular maintenance, growth and functioning of the human body. Protein in cornflakes is considered to be better.

    The highest amount of protein was found in Mum’s (10.8 per cent) and the lowest in Tops (5.80 per cent).

    Diet n Lite : 3.07
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 3.21
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 3.27
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 3.86
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 4.4
    Mums Cornflakes : 3.1
    Corn Flakes : 4.15
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3.26
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3.58
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.68
    It is used for seasoning as well as food preservation. Salt also inhibits the growth of bacteria in a food item. In most of the cornflakes brands, sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate have been added in the end product for better shelf life, uniform texture and acceptability of taste.The daily requirement for sodium intake in the average diet is a maximum two grams. No requirement has been specified in the national standard for salt content in cornflakes. It should, however, be added in moderate quantity.

    Salt content was lowest in Tops (419 mg/100 gm) and highest in Diet n Lite (689 mg/100 gm).

    Diet n Lite : 4.2
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 4.29
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 3.9
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 4.47
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 3.93
    Mums Cornflakes : 4.2
    Corn Flakes : 4.23
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.08
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.08
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.68
    As per the Indian Standard and FSS Regulations, the percentage of total ash, excluding salt, in cornflakes shall not be more than 1.0 per cent (on dry-weight basis).

    Total ash in all brands was within the maximum permissible limit. It was lowest in Tops (0.54 per cent) and highest in Kellogg’s (0.80 per cent).

    Diet n Lite : 5.4
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 5.4
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 6
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 5.16
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 5.76
    Mums Cornflakes : 5.64
    Corn Flakes : 5.64
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 5.1
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 5.52
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 5.7
    Acid-insoluble ash indicates the presence of sand, dirt and dust. As per the Indian Standards, acid insoluble ash in dilute HCL in cornflakes should not be more than 0.05 per cent; as per FSS Regulations, it should not be more than 0.1 per cent (on dry-weight basis).

    Acid-insoluble ash was found within the specified limits. It was lowest in Kellogg’s and Reliance (0.020 per cent), and highest in Patanjali (0.035 per cent).

    Diet n Lite : 5.64
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 5.24
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 5.1
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 5.33
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 5.59
    Mums Cornflakes : 5.69
    Corn Flakes : 4.29
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.97
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 5.46
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.79
    As per FSS Regulations, alcoholic acidity (with 90 per cent alcohol) of cornflakes should be equivalent to not more than 2.0 ml.

    All the brands met the requirement for alcoholic acidity.

    Diet n Lite : 3.61
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 4.31
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 4
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 3.38
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 3.64
    Mums Cornflakes : 3.69
    Corn Flakes : 3.9
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3.33
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.68
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 3.82
    Moisture generally refers to the presence of water in a product. It may be noted that cornflakes with less amount of moisture is better as it translates into a longer shelf life. As per Indian Standard and FSS Regulations, moisture content in cornflakes shall not be more than 7.5 per cent by mass.

    Moisture content in all the brands of cornflakes was within the specified limit.

    The lowest moisture content was in Mohun’s (2.24 per cent), followed by Murginns (2.98 per cent). Patanjali was found with higher moisture content (4.94 per cent).

    Diet n Lite : 4.33
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 4.37
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 4.38
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 4.29
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 4.31
    Mums Cornflakes : 4.31
    Corn Flakes : 4.31
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.33
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.36
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.28
    Energy value is the amount of calories which our body obtains from food. While there is no requirement prescribed in the national standards, energy value is expected to be higher in cornflakes.

    Among the tested brands, energy value was highest in Kellogg’s (388 kcal/100 gm), followed by Murginns (387 kcal/100 gm).

    Diet n Lite : 4.25
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 3.6
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 3.75
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 4.1
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 4.55
    Mums Cornflakes : 4.25
    Corn Flakes : 3.9
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3.3
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 3.5
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 3.75
    Crude fibre is a measure of the quantity of indigestible cellulose, pentosans, lignin and other components of this type present in food. As per Indian Standards, crude fibre should not be more than 0.75 per cent in cornflakes.

    Crude fibre was found within the specified limit in all the brands of cornflakes.

    Diet n Lite : 4.94
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 4.47
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 4.61
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 4.74
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 4.3
    Mums Cornflakes : 4.5
    Corn Flakes : 4.21
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.34
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.68
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.45
    The test is conducted to check the small/breakage pieces/coarse powder of flakes. Not more than eight per cent (by mass) of the material shall pass through a 2 mm sieve.

    All the brands passed in this test.

    Diet n Lite : 2.47
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 2.53
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 2.55
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 2.35
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 2.47
    Mums Cornflakes : 2.32
    Corn Flakes : 2.42
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2.43
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2.54
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 2.61
    Carbohydrates are a source of energy. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibres found in fruits, grains and vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates are one of the basic food groups and are important to a healthy life. No requirement for carbohydrates in cornflakes has been specified in the national standards.

    Carbohydrates percentage was highest in Tops (88.5) and lowest in Mum’s (83.61).

    Diet n Lite : 0.63
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 3
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 1.86
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 0.88
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 0.84
    Mums Cornflakes : 1.23
    Corn Flakes : 0.6
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 0.63
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 0.6
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 0.6
    Iron, one of the most abundant metals on earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. It expected to be higher in cornflakes. This is an important parameter in terms of brands’ claim verification – most of the brands of cornflakes make claims of being iron-fortified.

    Iron was found highest in Murginns (22.27 mg/100 grams), followed by Kellogg’s (11.73 mg/100 grams). It was lowest in Mohun’s (0.75 mg/100 grams).

    Diet n Lite : 2.71
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 2.44
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 2.77
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 2.63
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 2.27
    Mums Cornflakes : 2.15
    Corn Flakes : 2.6
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2.93
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2.34
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 1.94
    The fat component adds richness of flavour and contributes to a smooth texture. In cornflakes the fat content may be due to presence of corn’s natural oil. There is no requirement for fat content in the national standards.

    Fat in the tested brands was found between 0.12 per cent (Tops) and 1.22 per cent (Patanjali). Some of the brands made claims of being ‘low in fat’.

    Subtotal
    Diet n Lite : 53.98
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 53.58
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 52.33
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 51.13
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 53.72
    Mums Cornflakes : 53.13
    Corn Flakes : 50.7
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 50.99
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 51.15
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 51.56

    Microbiological contamination is a very serious issue for food products. For cornflakes, we conducted tests for total plate count (TPC) as well as yeast and mould. These microorganisms are responsible for many food-borne diseases. Due to improper or poor hygienic condition during the manufacturing process, microorganisms may occur in the finished product.

    Test Result
    Diet n Lite : Diet n Lite had TPC less than 10 cfu/100 gm
    Murginn's Cornflakes : Murginns had TPC less than 10 cfu/100 gm
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : Kellogg’s had TPC less than 10 cfu/100 gm
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : TPC ranging from 55 cfu in Bagrry’s
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : -
    Mums Cornflakes : TPC ranging from 55 cfu (Bagrry’s) to 636 cfu (Mohun’s).
    Corn Flakes : TPC ranging from 55 cfu (Bagrry’s) to 636 cfu (Mohun’s).
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : TPC ranging from 55 cfu (Bagrry’s) to 636 cfu (Mohun’s).
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : TPC ranging from 636 cfu in Bagrry’s
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : (1,820 cfu/100 gm) slightly higher total plate count.
    For Sensory Attributes
    Diet n Lite : 16.94
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 16.92
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 16.32
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 16.44
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 14.28
    Mums Cornflakes : 14.53
    Corn Flakes : 17.1
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 16.48
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 16.24
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 14.45
    Sensory panel tests were conducted in a test lab with volunteers, under the guidance and supervision of technical experts. These five attributes were judged by the panellists and ratings were then given on a five-point scale: namely colour and appearance, flavour, taste (with milk and without milk), aftertaste feel and overall acceptability.

    Savour was the most liked brand among panellists, and was followed by Diet n Lite and Murginns.

    Trusted Value was the least favoured among all tested brands

    Packaging and Marking
    Diet n Lite : 4.7
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 5
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 4.7
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 4.7
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 4.1
    Mums Cornflakes : 4.4
    Corn Flakes : 4.4
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.7
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 4.4
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 4.4
    Net Weight
    Diet n Lite : 2
    Murginn's Cornflakes : 2
    Kellogg’s Cornflakes : 2
    Bagrry's Cornflakes : 2
    Trusted Value Cornflakes : 2
    Mums Cornflakes : 2
    Corn Flakes : 2
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2
    Corn Flakes Mix (proprietary food) : 2
    Corn Flakes-based Breakfast Cereal (proprietary food) : 2