The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

The Myth of Antioxidants in Bottled Tea

Contrary to popular belief, Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, annual sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea, reached $7 Billion in recent years. The industry has quadrupled itself since … Continue reading

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Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Jelly Belly, the iconic manufacturer of Jelly Beans will launch an organic line later this year. The organic jelly beans will be made from “real fruit juice” and will use no artificial colorings. Does this make them healthier than regular … Continue reading

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Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Snapple’s Patriotic Iced Tea

Just in time for the 4th of July, Snapple is offering a patriotic iced tea. This is an idiotic idea that will surely succeed, as it plays on consumers’ heartstrings and loyalty to country. From Snapple: Tastes like freedom! Behold. … Continue reading

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Happy National Donut Day?!

Happy National Donut Day?!

Today is another food holiday, but unlike many of the others, this one was not invented by marketers. National Doughnut Day was initiated in 1938 by the Salvation Army after their volunteers had been handing out free donuts to soldiers … Continue reading

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Are Pumpkin Seeds the New Superfood?

Are Pumpkin Seeds the New Superfood?

At least one company would like them to be. SuperSeedz sells pumpkin seeds in various flavors, touting its products as gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut free, vegan, and non-GMO. What we like is the simple ingredients. Their Sea Salt flavor has … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Plum Organics is a popular brand of squeezable food, targeting health conscious parents of toddlers who prefer organic and natural ingredients in travel safe packaging. The company has been so successful that Campbell’s acquired it a few years ago. Plum’s … Continue reading

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Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

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Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

The protein obsession in America has led even beverage companies to try to join the party. Now it’s Gatorade, which is touting a chocolate chip bar with 20 grams of protein. Before you get excited, read the ingredient list: Whey … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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