Frequently Asked Questions

What is mayonnaise?

It was originally a French Sauce, which is now used and eaten all over the world. Basic ingredients include oil, water, egg yolk, vinegar & seasonings. It is used to make sandwiches, burgers and salads.

 

 

How is Dr. Oetker Fun Foods Classic Mayonnaise different?

The base of the recipe for our Mayonnaise keeps very close to the original recipe but has been designed keeping the Indian taste and palate in mind. It carries a rich and slightly tangy-sweet taste and a desirable mustard note which adds a zingy taste to the sauce. It is easy to use to turn a simple meal into a treat. It’s 100% Trans Fat free.

What is Veg Mayonnaise?

Veg Mayonnaise is a product designed by our R&D team keeping in mind the Indian consumers who are mostly vegetarian. It is a sauce which has the same basic ingredients as Classic Mayonnaise but does not contain egg which is evident from the colour of the sauce which is clear bright white and not yellow.

How is Diet Mayonnaise different from Veg Mayonnaise Eggless?

While the basic ingredients and uses remain the same, Diet Mayonnaise Eggless contains 18% less fat compared to Veg Mayonnaise Eggless. It is created by keeping in mind food lovers who also watch their weight.

How are these Sandwich Spreads different from Mayonnaise?

Sandwich Spread Veg contains ingredients such as vegetables (carrots and cucumbers) and tomato paste and other ingredients mixed with Veg Mayonnaise Eggless to make a spread which can be eaten in sandwiches & parathas alike.

Why is Thousand Island Sandwich Spread called so?

It is so named inspired from the world famous recipe of Thousand Island dressing owing its name to the Thousand Islands Archipelago in North America. Dr. Oetker Fun Foods Thousand Island Sandwich Spread has been designed keeping in mind the Indian palate and sensibilities. It is 100% vegetarian and trans-fat free. It contains cucumber, tomato paste with other spices and condiments which give it its characteristic taste.

Why is the word LITE written on the Salad Dressings?

This range has been created keeping in mind the weight conscious food lovers. These products contain 20% (approx.) less fat as compared to other similar products. These can be used to create light and healthy salad dressings inspired by cuisines from around the world.

 

 

Does the Pasta Salad Dressing need to be cooked with the pasta?

No. The dressing is ready to be eaten and should be added at normal room temperature to previously boiled pasta and other ingredients to make a great salad.

What is Caesar dressing?

It is a non vegetarian dressing which contains egg and anchovy (fish) extract. It has been developed based on the world famous dressing of the same name. To match the same taste profile the dressing also contains MSG. The dressing can be used to make Caesar Salad using ingredients like lettuce, croutons (sautéd/bakes seasoned bread pieces), lime juice, cheese, olive oil and other spices & condiments.

What is Honey Mustard dressing?

It contains real natural Honey and has a balanced taste of honey (sweet) and mustard (piquant-pleasantly sharp taste). Ideally, this dressing should be used to make salads. But it can also be used as a spread and can make great sandwiches or filling for burgers.

Is Peanut Butter like salted butter?

No. This is a product loved all around the world and is made with roasted peanuts. It is called peanut butter due to its consistency which is very thick which is very close to butter.

How is Peanut Butter Creamy different from Peanut Butter Crunchy ?

Peanut Butter Creamy is a completely smooth paste of peanuts whereas Peanut Butter Crunchy contains crunchy bits of roasted peanuts.

What is Barbecue sauce?

Barbecue is a style of cooking meat (usually) with heat or hot smoke of fire, smoking wood and hot charcoal. Hence the characteristic taste of all these products cooked by this method is smoky. Nowadays more modern techniques of cooking with cooking gas, electricity on a barbeque grill are used.

This sauce can be used as an accompaniment with grilled food as a dip. It can also be used as a marinade for bite size snack food before grilling.

How is Dr. Oetker Fun Foods Mustards better than the other products available?

Our Mustard is made with fine quality mustard seeds. The finished sauce carries 24% mustard in American Mustard and 20% mustard in Traditional English Mustard (which is very high in comparison to products from other companies) and it comes in efficient and easy-to-handle bottles.

How is American Mustard different from Traditional English Mustard?

It differs in the content of mustard and other spices & condiments in the product which results taste difference between the two sauces. There is also difference in the way these sauces are eaten, on one hand American Mustard is eaten as a condiment with food, and on the other Traditional English Mustard can be used as a spice mix while cooking food like fish curry, can be used as a marinade and can also be used as a dip.


What is the right way to use this Dr. Oetker Pizza Topping?

Spread it on the raw pizza base and add toppings (vegetables, chicken, pepperoni, etc) and mozzarella cheese. This sauce becomes the basic ingredient to make yummy homemade pizzas.

What does Arrabbiata mean and how is it pronounced?

Arrabbiata literally translated means rage or anger which reflects its hot & spicy flavour and is a famous sauce from Rome, Italy's capital. Arrabbiata is pronounced as follows: Araa-bih-ataa

Does Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce need to be warmed up?

Yes, we recommend to warm it up in order to get the best taste. Simply put the sauce in a pan and heat it up on medium heat. Add the cooked pasta and stir it.

Do I need to add any other ingredients while preparing pasta with Dr. Oetker pasta sauces?

All our pasta sauces are ready to use sauces in which no ingredients have to be added. However, you can always add vegetables of your choice.

What do you mean by Pesto Verde & Pesto Rosso?

Pesto Verde means Green Pesto and stands for the Pesto made from fresh handpicked basil leaves.

Pesto Rosso means Red Pesto and stands for the Pesto made from sun-ripened tomatoes.

Can Pesto Verde/Pesto Rosso Pasta Sauce only used for pasta?

Both these sauces have various uses. Pesto Verde Pasta Sauce can be enjoyed with tomato & mozarella, on sandwiches and many more. Pesto Rosso Pasta Sauce can be enjoyed for a bruschetta or for sandwiches.

What do you mean by stir in cold?

Pesto Verde & Pesto Rosso Pasta Sauce should directly be stirred in the freshly cooked and drained pasta. Heating the sauce up will create a bitter taste.

Which type of Pasta goes best with this Dr. Oetker Pasta sauces?

In order to get the best taste, we recommend Linguine or any other long cut Pasta like Spaghetti with Pesto Rosso and Pesto Verde Pasta sauces and Penne Pasta with our Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce.

How is Dr. Oetker Fun Foods Salsa different than the other similar products available in the market?

This Salsa contains fresh ingredients and carries a well balanced sweet and tangy taste with the exoticness of Jalapenos, a variety of pepper used in Mexican cuisine. This product is 99% fat-free and can be eaten as a dip with all kinds of finger food. Using your imagination you can experiment with it to make salads or use it as a topping on your pizzas and make fillings for sandwiches.

What does Chillico mean and what is the difference between Chillico and Tabasco/Capsico?

Chillico is the brand name for the red pepper sauce made under the Dr. Oetker Fun Foods Banner. We use 93% of one of the fieriest chillies in our product. Try Chillico for the distinctive taste and judge for yourself.

Why is your Soya Sauce lighter in colour and thinner in consistency as compared to other similar products

We do not use artificial colours and use only natural soya bean extract, hence our product is lighter and natural.

We do not use any additives like thickeners in the sauce, hence it's natural consistency which is desirable for the sauce to mix uniformly in Chinese dishes e.g. Hakka Noodles, Fried Rice, Manchurian Curries, etc.

How is Spicy Vinegar different from normal vinegar available in the market?

We bring to you tangy vinegar with a twist. The chilli has been added to the product for a signature taste and brings slight pungency to the vinegar which would add oodles of taste to your food. This particular trait is the key difference between Spicy Vinegar and ordinary vinegar.

What kind of chillies are used in the Green Chilli Sauce?

Best quality seasonal chillies are used to make a one of a kind sauce which completes the experience of food and adds the required pungency to the dish. The sauce can be used as a condiment while cooking or as an accompaniment with the finished dish.

How is this Red Chilli Sauce different from Chillico?

The difference is that Red Chilli Sauce contains 1.5% of red chilies whereas Chillico contains 93% red chilies. Moreover, this sauce carries other spices and condiments which give it its distinctive taste. The sauce can be used as a condiment while cooking or as an accompaniment with the finished dish.

How does one use Sweet Chilli Sauce?

This product carries a balanced sweet and pungent taste. The texture is smooth with chilly flakes and seeds floating in the sauce. Ideally use it as a dip with finger foods. It can also be used as an accompanying condiment with finished food like noodles, rice etc, as is recommended with Chinese cuisine.

Are the Schezwan Sauce and Manchurian Sauces ready-to-eat sauces?

Yes; partly. You just need to add water and main ingredient (Vegetables, Chicken or Paneer) of one’s choice and the boil together and the curry would be ready to eat. No extra spices need to be added in the process. Basic instructions are given on the label.

Can your toppings be used with desserts only?

There are multiple usage occasions. Please refer to the usage occasion column.
- As a topping for ice cream, cakes and various desserts.
- As a filling and topping for donuts.
- As a basis for sweet sandwiches.
- As an ingredient for drinks and milk shakes (cold / rich hot).
- Have it straight from the bottle.

Are there real ingredients inside the toppings as per their names?

Yes, we use real cocoa, strawberries and butter in making our dessert toppings thereby giving you the rich taste of these in the product.

What is a cake mix?

With today's busy lifestyles, not everyone has time to make a cake from scratch. These are premixes which are ready to use. You just choose the favourite flavour from our range and enjoy a yummy cake within minutes.

Why "eggless" cake mixes?

Indians love cakes but as many Indians are vegetarian, there is the need for an eggless cake solutions to suit the sensibilities. Our expert  R&D team is always focused on matching the consumer demands & delivering eggless products without compromising on the taste.

Can I add eggs while making the Fun Foods cake?

Yes, if you like the flavor of egg, simply add egg and enjoy yummy finger-licking cake. It would not have any adverse impact on the cake.

Eggless cake mix can be baked with butter or oil. Which is better to add?

If you want a rich taste with rich butter, simply add melted & cooled butter. But if you are cholesterol-conscious, replace butter with oil & have fun of cake soothing to your heart.

Can I make these cake mixes in a pressure cooker?

The best results come by baking these cake mixes in an oven. Nevertheless you can try to use a pressure cooker but the result wouldn't be optimal.

What are the benefits of your cake mixes in comparison to a cake from the bakery?

Trust factor with Fun Foods ISO certified processes ensure you get great quality and taste with consistency at an affordable price.

Does the Eggless Bake Mix Chocolate contain real chocolate or just flavours?

It contains real cocoa which is the main ingredient to make chocolate. There are no added flavours.

What is a brownie? How is it different from a chocolate cake?

With our Brownie you can experience the authentic American taste. In comparison to a regular chocolate cake the brownie would have a crispier crust, would be less spongy and have more juicy / moist chocolate inside.

Why does the brownie mix become harder than the other two mixes on baking?

The traditional authentic American brownie is supposed to have a crispier crust.

Can the Milkshake mixes be used with cold and hot milk?

Our recommendation: Cold Milk - Strawberry, Vanilla, Mango, Butterscotch, Cold Coffee Chilled Delight and Rose. Cold + Hot Milk: Kesar Pista, Badam Elaichi & Chocolate.

The colour of the mixes fades after some time. Why so?

This is because we use natural ingredients which are safe for your family. We care for the products our consumers eat and it’s a constant endeavor to offer natural products.

The milk shake mix does not dissolve properly if stirred with a spoon. Why does this happen?

We recommend using a blender for a creamy and smooth milk shake. Otherwise stir vigorously for a few minutes for similar results.

Can toned/skimmed milk be used for making the milk shake?

We recommend using full cream milk in order for you to enjoy the creamy and rich shake. However there is no problem in using toned/skimmed milk. The desirable consistency in the milk shake would be obtained only when one would use full cream milk. Basic recipe for milk shake is given on the label.