General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

Great news from the largest cereal manufacturer in the US. General Mills has announced that it will be reformulating all of its cereal to remove artificial colors and flavors, starting now. The process will take several years, and is expected … 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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Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Announce Ingredient Overhaul

More good news this morning! Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, owned by Yum Brands, have separately announced changes in their product formulation, focusing on removing artificial ingredients. Taco Bell announced that it will be removing artificial colors and flavors from … Continue reading

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Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Yet another food company / restaurant chain is announcing a change to its ingredients. This time it is Panera Bread. After reviewing over 450 ingredients it uses for food preparation, the chain has created a “No No List” of ingredients … Continue reading

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5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries.In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms, a cereal brand owned and operated by General Mills, is celebrating 50 years of “magically delicious” breakfasts. Jubilees are joyous, but when looking at what this product has been offering to 3 generations of children, we just want … Continue reading

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How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

On the journey from soft drinks to water, many dieters stop at the milestone known as flavored waters. Some dieters opt for relatively low-cost powders that are added to water. One popular brand of flavored powder is Crystal Light. For … Continue reading

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The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

Lunchables is a billion dollar franchise for Kraft Foods selling a cheap and unhealthy lunch solution to mom and kids for over 30 years. The combination of fat, sugar and salt in the company’s amalgamation of its top brands (Oscar … Continue reading

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4 Things We Can Learn From Kraft’s Removal of Artificial Dyes

4 Things We Can Learn From Kraft’s Removal of Artificial Dyes

Kraft sort of announced yesterday that it will be removing artificial dyes from 3 macaroni and cheese products early next year. This information was not available on Kraft’s website or investor relations page. It was published by an AP reporter … Continue reading

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