8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

The Coca Cola Company is planning a new product to fill in a consumption opportunity not already handled by the hundreds of beverages currently available to thirsty consumers. According to a company press release: Day Or Night, New Caffeine Free … Continue reading

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Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

When we joked about the big cola companies removing 30% of the sugar from their soft drinks as an April Fool’s prank, some people responded in all seriousness, having spotted such a cola from Pepsi out in the wild. And … Continue reading

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What’s In Muscle Milk?

What’s In Muscle Milk?

We’ve been asked by Fooducate community members about Muscle Milk, a supplement that is popular with body builders and athletes. Normally we don’t venture into the supplement realm, but recently we’ve been seeing Muscle Milk in supermarkets and in the … Continue reading

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FUZE – A Drink that Slenderizes? [Nutrition Impostor]

FUZE – A Drink that Slenderizes? [Nutrition Impostor]

Fuze is a line of beverages that got its start in 2001 in Northern California but has expanded nationally in the past 10 years, especially after it was acquired by Coca Cola in 2007. The idea is to provide a … Continue reading

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“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

We’ve lamented the fuzzy definition of the word “natural” when it comes to food labeling. Let’s take a look at a “naturally flavored” drink mix to emphasize the absurdity. With “90% fewer calories than leading beverages”, Crystal Light sounds like … Continue reading

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Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Some friends were chewing Trident bubble gum recently at a long drawn meeting and they offered a piece to everyone so we could stay alert.The package as well as the gum itself are glowing pink. Knowing about Fooducate’s food label … Continue reading

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Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Fooducate reader Terri G asks: “Yoplait just came out with a new yummy treat. Yoplait Parfait. It’s really good. What can you tell me about it? Is it very bad, okay, good?” Yes, Yoplait hasĀ  introduced a new product line … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

1. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. 2. It appears as a white powder. 3. Maltodextrin is produced from starches of corn, wheat, potatoes or rice. 4. Its … Continue reading

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Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

When will food marketers give us a break? If it isn’t enough we have to deal with acai berry internet scams, now top manufacturers like Kraft are pushing acai at us in snacks? The new strawberry acai sugar free gelatin … Continue reading

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