Dasani Drops. Flavor Enhancer. Health Reducer

Dasani Drops. Flavor Enhancer. Health Reducer

Remember when Kraft introduced Mio Water Flavoring last year? We didn’t (and still don’t) approve of that artificially constructed product, but the folks over at Coca Cola must be thinking otherwise. That’s why their subsidiary Dasani water group recently introduced … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

We wish the headline was improved ingredients for fruit roll ups, but unfortunately that is not the case. The good news is that that the front of pack of will be changing to be less deceptive.You see, Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups … Continue reading

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What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

UPDATE: 7 Up announced on Thursday Nov 9 that it will discontinue the product. (h/t to Nancy) Did you know you that soft drinks are now a source of antioxidants? At least that’s what 7Up would have you believe if … Continue reading

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Clean Eating – What is It?

Clean Eating – What is It?

Are you familiar with the term Clean Eating? We’re beginning to hear more and more people talk about the clean eating movement and decided to take a minute to take a look. Clean eating is all about eating healthfully. Contrary … Continue reading

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

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread 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 explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

Mars, the candy maker, not the planet, is trying to do its share to help America lose some weight. While it won’t go to the extreme of making Kale Kandy bars, the company announced last week that it will be … Continue reading

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Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

Instead of New Pop-Tart Flavors, How About Pop-Tarts 2.0?

It’s always interesting to see what commercials will air during “The Biggest Loser”. Last night, Pop Tarts grabbed our attention with their new “Wildlicious” line of toaster pastries: Buckle up and unwrap a fusion of fruit flavor. Cherry, orange, strawberry, … Continue reading

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Velveeta’s Cheesy Skillets – Liquid Gold?

Velveeta’s Cheesy Skillets – Liquid Gold?

Have you seen the ads for Kraft’s Velveeta brand? The cheese-like product has been around for decades, and is now expanding to the dinner table. A series of humorous TV ads has been making the rounds promoting the “liquid gold”. … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

Fighting Obesity: Hollywood isn’t Helping

The obesity epidemic has been the subject of our last few posts. On Friday we almost wept reading disheartening stats on obesity growth across the 50 states. Over the weekend we looked at the raging epidemic from a food industry … Continue reading

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