The packaging of products is an important avenue for communicating health information to consumers. We want to make it as easy as possible for consumers to make healthy choices, so we supply information about our products, their ingredients and nutritional content.

Most of our packaged products also have voluntary markings detailing the energy content and nutrition in a single serving. The indicative portion sizes have been agreed by operators and organisations in the food industry, and food manufacturers throughout Europe are using the same portion sizes. The idea of the markings is to help consumers form a picture of what is a good size for a single portion for products in packages that contain several portions.

Examples of a product’s portion size:

  • in chocolate bars, one row (15–30 g)
  • a bag of sweets, 25 g (i.e. 5–14 sweets, depending on the size of the sweets)
  • a slice of Finnish cardamom bread
  • a slice of bread, 30 g, or, when bought sliced, the actual weight of the slice
  • muesli, 45 g

Whenever a product is packaged or whenever you can clearly make out a single piece of it – as in the case of pastries, biscuits, wrapped pralines, chocolate bars or liquorice sticks – this one piece is considered a portion.

Go to Fazer’s website here for the nutritional values of all of our products, shown for 100 g of the product and a single portion of the product.

PORTION SIZE MARKINGS ON BAGS OF SWEETS

All of Fazer’s big bags of sugar confectioneries (the “PARTY”, “Share the FUN” and “ENJOY” lines) will get voluntary portion size markings during 2018. For sweets, the indicative daily portion is 25 g of sweets.

The portion marking indicates a number of individual sweets according to the size of the sweets. If the bag includes confectioneries of different sizes, the number is calculated from the average weight.

 

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PORTION SIZE MARKINGS SHOW

  • how many calories there are in 100 g of the confectioneries
  • the recommended daily portion (25 g)
  • how many calories there are in a single portion size
  • how many confectioneries the portion size includes