POSTED: December 31, 2019

I can no longer remember exactly how and when I first became aware of Chyawanprakash. I think that we probably spotted it in a supermarket some years ago when we felt in the mood for trying something randomly.

I think that I initially became interested in it because I picked up a bottle to examine it and noticed that it had the longest list of ingredients that I have ever seen on any foodstuff anywhere.

This week we found a sugar-free version which tastes just as good, although it has a slightly different texture: slightly fluffy instead of molasses-like.

I just counted. If I did it correctly this tub contains forty six ingredients, none of them chemicals or e-numbers. As examples of the ingredients, number one equals amalaki, number eleven equals kantakari, and number thirty one equals vidai.

It has the colour of Marmite and you spread it on crackers, or at least I do. According to the small print on the label, “regular consumption of Dabur Chyawanprakash helps strengthen the immune system and helps keep you fit by protecting you from day to day ailments like cough and cold”.

And it tastes good.