Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

Superbowl Special: We Were Shocked To Learn What’s In This Guacamole

The Superbowl is here, a festival of glitzy commercials, snacks galore, and according to some rumors, a football game. Guacamole has become part of the tradition, as a healthy dip for your tortilla chips. 50 million pounds of avocado will … Continue reading

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Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K is Kellogg’s brand long associated with dieting women. The brand is trying to expand beyond weight loss and into healthy yet indulgent lifestyle. One of the new product lines is low-calorie brownies – only 80 per serving! This … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Misleading Claim on This Cereal Package?

Can You Spot the Misleading Claim on This Cereal Package?

Chex is hiding something from consumers. In its updated product packaging for Chex Vanilla, there are many bold claims. One of them is a lie: Gluten free No artificial colors No artificial flavors No high fructose corn syrup To help … Continue reading

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Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

There is no shortage of snack bar brands out there. A popular subcategory is the protein bar. They have become the darling of the weight loss crowd due to the magnetic pull of the beloved macronutrient protein, which helps with … Continue reading

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How to Choose Eggnog

How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? Eggnog is a dairy based drink, with sugar, spices (usually nutmeg), egg yolks, and alcohol added. Although you can make your own eggnog quite easily, … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

If you grew up in the mid-nineties, you may remember a breakfast cereal called French Toast Crunch by General Mills. It lasted a decade before being shelved (pun intended) due to lackluster sales in the US. The product has continued … Continue reading

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Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Do you use zero-calorie oil sprays? You know, of course, that they do contain some calories. FDA loopholes allow the manufacturers to round the calorie count down to 0 in certain circumstances. These oils-in-a-can also contain an ingredient you may … Continue reading

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