If two brands have greatly influenced the development of society in its childhood , those have always been Cola Cao and Nesquik. The two most popular cocoa powders to dissolve in milk … but not the best. This is estimated by an analysis by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) which, as a result of analyzing different products from different firms , finds that two of the three best varieties respond to supermarket own private brands.
Choosing between Cola Cao or Nesquik can lead to disputes with your family, friends or even your partner. One of the eternal “mom or dad” who for years has accompanied the doubts of which brand to buy for many Spaniards. The first, based on the tradition of one of the most important food companies on the national scene , the second lies its strength in the power of a multinational company such as Nestlé .
However, when it comes to choosing which one is better nutritionally and healthily speaking, the OCU does not opt for either of the two since they have many sugars . Only as an exception the Cola Cao Avenacao , which has 0% added sugars, in this classification the triumph is indisputable towards the private brands.
Auchan has the best cocoa powder in the supermarket
With Alcampo in the lead , in the Auchan prepared with cocoa, Mercadona (with Caobon) is the other great winner, although in third position. The second place is for a benchmark brand such as Valor, which, thanks to the Valorcao in the cup, manages to be the best valued popular firm by the OCU.
The first three firms stand out for their ‘A’ rating and the least amount of added sugars
With regard to Auchan’s product, the institution classifies it with A classification , since it provides 319 kilocalories per 100 grams, 25 grams of fiber per 100 grams of the article and only has 2 grams of sugar per 100. Only available in Alcampo supermarkets , its price is 2.56 euros .
For their part, both Valor and Mercadona cocoa also achieve the A Nutriscore classification. Of course, while the first one has 0% added sugars, provides 276 kilocalories and carries 10.2 grams of fiber ( price, around 2 euros in most establishments ), the private label provides 293 kilocalories and carries 5 grams of sugar and 22 of fiber, for every 100 grams (its price is 2.9 euros and it is only available in Mercadona ).