Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scout Cookies Season – What to Do

Girl Scouts and Cookies. An inseparable American duo. Chances are if you haven’t already bought some, you will be asked to soon by your daughter or your friends’ daughter, or the neighbor’s daughter. Here’s the thing: Girl Scout cookies are … Continue reading

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Doritos Girl Bares All (Ingredients) [Video]

Doritos Girl Bares All (Ingredients) [Video]

Do you know what’s in your bag of Doritos? This Doritos Superbowl commercial needed some editing… See for yourself some of the absurd ingredients they are putting in your snacks… Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App Web App  RSS or  Email Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate Get … Continue reading

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Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

The healthy snackbar segment is huge and growing. It seems that manufacturers have figured out a way to dress up candy bars as healthy, and fill our craving for an anytime, anywhere treat. To be fair, there are many decent … Continue reading

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Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles are a popular candy manufactured by Mars, Inc. Originally from the UK, the brand was brought here in the late seventies, and has nevcr looked back. The “taste the rainbow” theme has been used extensively in the brand’s marketing … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

A 10 year old nephew recently nagged enough and got the above pictured “snack”.  The product includes a “lemonade lollipop” to be dunked in a green “sour apple slime” and then coated with a “sour cherry powder”. It’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

We wrote about the huge US salad dressing industry in a previous post. Today we’ll look inside the label of one of the most popular – Hidden Valley The Original Ranch. This dressing comes with some history. In the late … Continue reading

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Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Starting this Sunday, Meijer is offering health conscious consumers a new line of store brand products called “Meijer Naturals”. In a press release, Meijer detailed its gameplan: [Meijer Naturals] was created to provide a healthy and tasty alternative for customers … Continue reading

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Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

Food Additives – Can’t Live Without Them

“No additives or preservatives” sounds like a promising claim on a food label. But you’ll be hard pressed to find products in the supermarket that don’t contain at least one food additive. Even organic products use them, and unless you … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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