Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

Inside the Label: Matt’s Munchies Fruit Leathers

We recently covered freeze dried fruit snacks, and today we’ll take a look at leather snacks. Chef Roberts, operating in the New York metropolitan area, has recently launched a line of fruit leather. From the Chef’s marketing department: Matt’s Munchies … Continue reading

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Which Foods Fare Better During A Recession?

Which Foods Fare Better During A Recession?

In the past year, consumers have cut back on dining out. They are clipping coupons. Shoppers are careful when spending on extras at the supermarket. And retailers are feeling the pain. There are, however, some products that are actually experiencing … Continue reading

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Stevia Too Expensive?

Stevia Too Expensive?

Image by Rock Portrait Photography via Flickr Probably the biggest news in the diet drink arena this past year has been the introduction of soft drinks sweetened with stevia. The FDA anointed stevia  GRAS status (Generally Regarded as Safe), which … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

As children, we loved visiting The Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Besides all the cool spacegear, a special treat awaited us at the souvenir shop – Astronaut Dessert in the form of freeze dried ice cream. Strawberry and … Continue reading

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How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

Very healthy! Or at least that’s what new research, sponsored by ConAgra, has shown. Here’s the press release: ConAgra Foods announced today new research that shows people who ate Healthy Choice(R) really did get healthier. Participants in the 24-week study, … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Not Food Related (Not Directly)

Swine Flu Not Food Related (Not Directly)

The biggest headline developing over the weekend is the spread of swine flu from Mexico to the rest of the world. Eating pork and pork products will not infect you with swine flu. Like all flus, this one is transmitted … Continue reading

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9 Recession Induced Habits in Food Purchase and Preparation

9 Recession Induced Habits in Food Purchase and Preparation

Image via Wikipedia Two recent articles in Progressive Grocer Magazine highlight changes in food purchase and preparation. 1. Trading down from premium brands to private label or store brands. 2. Consolidation of shopping trips. 3. Coupon clipping and purchase planning … Continue reading

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Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Organic food gets a nice seal of approval from the USDA that we can all see on the package. And meats imported from abroad must be labeled with their country of origin. (COOL Legislation). But some markings on foods are … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

The LA Times reports on a new study showing that kids who chew gum perform better academically: The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute. The study included 108 … Continue reading

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Fast Food Chain Visits Grow over 60% in 2008 vs 2007

Fast Food Chain Visits Grow over 60% in 2008 vs 2007

Image by kalebdf via Flickr Experian Simmons is a market research firm that publishes a free monthly e-newsletter, Consumer Insights to help keep clients current with the latest consumer behavior and market trends. This month they wrote about trends in … Continue reading

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