Use as a supplementby Oindrila Ghoshal, on 26 April 2012
Horlicks (manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline), which is a household name, has diversified its range of products, suited for all ages. Earlier there was no health drink available which was specially targeted at women. However, with the coming of Women’s Horlicks we women have got something special to look forward to since this health drink has been formulated just for us, keeping in mind our daily health requirements. The Horlicks assurance claims that this drink “has been specially created at the Horlicks Nutrition Academy by combining scientific knowledge and expertise. It is the first and only health drink in India with the complete list of micronutrients recommended for women by the World Health Organization (WHO).” The product is available in two exciting flavors – Chocolate and Caramel. It is a cereal-based beverage.
Price: Rs.170 for 330g
It provides 100% quota of a woman’s daily requirement of calcium, iron and other vital nutrients that help her take care of her Blood and Bone Health. These nutrients are also important to give her strength and vitality to do a little extra in her packed life.
Women’s Horlicks has a unique combination of HEMOCAL nutrients including ideal quality milk protein. Specially formulated with low fat and no added sugar, it takes care of a woman’s nourishment without the extra calories.
Malt extract, milk solids, hydrolysed corn solids, minerals, chocolate powder, cocoa powder, nature identical flavoring substances, salt, acidity regulator and vitamins
Method of Preparation:
Take 3 heaped teaspoonfuls (30g) of Women’s Horlicks; add a little warm water stirred in slowly to make a thick paste. Top up with hot water, stirring to remove lumps. Add the amount of sugar you like.
My Experience with the product:
I usually keep a health drink in my diet. I have tried several brands, mostly the chocolate flavor of each as and when they arrived in the market. But after seeing Women’s Horlicks being heavily advertised on television, I decided to give it a try and here’s my take on the product.
I have tried both flavors of this and I personally liked the taste of the caramel flavor more than the chocolate one. I am a chocolate addict but there is something amiss in this particular chocolate-flavored Women’s Horlicks. The chocolate taste is not so rich but tastes bland. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the caramel flavor. The drink is very light and frothy. It does not taste good with water so I mix it in milk. Of course, I need to add sugar since I dislike the taste minus it. Now coming to the effects the drink has. It certainly provides me with nourishment and extra energy so that I am able to be active throughout the day. I think it is a good health drink supplement, which makes up for any lack of nutrients in my diet.
Pros of Women’s Horlicks:
1. Peps up energy levels
2. Provides adequate nourishment
3. Contains HEMOCAL nutrients for blood and bone health
5. Low fat
Cons of Women’s Horlicks:
1. Quite expensive considering the quantity
2. Tastes bland without sugar
3. Does not taste good when mixed with water
4. Caramel flavor tastes much better than the chocolate flavor
Women’s Horlicks is the only health drink available which is targeted specifically at women. You could certainly try this as a supplement to your daily diet.