Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

EXPOSING Food Items You Consume Daily - Revant On Bournvita Controversy & Scams | FO126 Raj Shamani

September 23, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
EXPOSING Food Items You Consume Daily - Revant On Bournvita Controversy & Scams | FO126 Raj Shamani
Show Notes

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In this episode, Raj is in talks with Revant Himatsingka AKA  @Foodpharmer   on Instagram and former McKinsey professional, who gained fame through an eye-opening video exposing the sugar content of Bournvita. Together, they explore Revant's inspiring journey and his mission to shed light on the world of packaged foods.

Revant begins by sharing his background at McKinsey and how his passion for health led him to dive into the realm of food labels. He emphasizes the importance of understanding food labels, which he considers even more crucial than coding. His mission is to empower everyone to read and comprehend these labels, especially on packaged foods.The conversation delves into problematic food products. 

Revant discusses how some products like Coke and cigarettes are viewed as personal choices because their ingredients are transparently listed. The video he created on Bournvita sparked controversy, leading to legal notices, apologies, and eventually government support.

Raj and Revant dissect various food products, from biscuits to noodles, highlighting misleading claims and the need for greater transparency in the food industry. They explore the prevalence of sugar, maida (refined flour), and palm oil in many packaged foods, shedding light on the disparity between marketing claims and actual nutritional value. 

Revant and Raj also discuss the evolving landscape of food marketing, immunity-boosting products in the post-COVID era, and the challenges of promoting healthier alternatives in a market dominated by indulgent options.

The episode concludes with a reflection on the opportunity for positive change in the food industry. Watch Raj Shamani and Revant Himatsingka in this enlightening podcast episode, where they uncover the hidden truths behind packaged foods and discuss the potential for a healthier future in the food industry. Watch this podcast till the end!

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00:00 - Intro
02:50 - How Revant became FoodPharmer
08:34 - Bournvita controversy
13:05 - Are biscuits healthy?
16:16 - Good Day biscuits
19:10 - Whole wheat biscuits
21:15 - Why are brands writing Immunity on their food packets?
24:11 - Reality of low fat products
26:55 - Discussion about Atta Maggi
31:18 - Evil marketing strategies
35:14 - Kissan Hazelnut Choco Peanut Spread
36:35 - Fresh tomato ketchup reality
40:23 - Opportunity for FoodPharmer
44:14 - Salary of a Wharton Business School Graduate
48:18 - His first salary
52:03 - Conclusion


About Raj Shamani
Raj Shamani is an Entrepreneur at heart that explains his expertise in Business Content Creation & Public Speaking. He has delivered 200+ speeches in 26+ countries. Besides that, Raj is also an Angel Investor interested in crazy minds who are creating a sensation in the Fintech, FMCG, & passion economy space.