What’s the Difference between Duncan Hines & Betty Crocker?

What’s the Difference between Duncan Hines & Betty Crocker?

Duncan Hines was a real person. Betty Crocker was invented purely for marketing purposes. Duncan Hines is a brand owned by Pinnacle Food Corp. Betty Crocker is owned by General Mills. Both companies are now associated with cake mixes and … Continue reading

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Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Cake and cookie mixes take sizable shelf space in the supermarket. They save you time and effort, and let you feel good about having made some effort to prepare a home made treat. but the reality is that they contain … Continue reading

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Betty Crocker’s Mashed Potatoes in a Box [Inside the Label]

Betty Crocker’s Mashed Potatoes in a Box [Inside the Label]

  Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? The smooth and creamy texture of hot potatoes mixed with salt and some butter. Unfortunately, this sidedish requires some preparation, and many people have resorted to industrial solutions. Here is an example of a … Continue reading

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Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

We got the following question from Lanette: I do much of our cooking from scratch and am trying to eliminate processed  foods.  I have found several ‘recipes’ for make-your-own-baking-mix but they all call for shortening.  I don’t know which is … Continue reading

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Is that TRANS-FAT in Your Fruit?

Is that TRANS-FAT in Your Fruit?

A New York woman is suing General Mills for misleading and false advertising. The products in question are Fruit Roll-Ups, which are sold through General Mills’ Betty Crocker subsidiary. The complaint – while the products are marketed as healthy, they … Continue reading

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Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

This is a guest post by Catherine Delett. Birthdays rock. Ask any kid what their favorite day of the year is and chances are, the answer is “My birthday!” And birthdays almost always mean birthday cake. It may seem like … Continue reading

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Cheerios, But Less Salty

Cheerios, But Less Salty

Most people wouldn’t think of  Cheerios as a salt filled food. They sure don’t taste salty. But a single serving contains 190mg of sodium. That’s almost 10% of the daily maximum allowance and MORE than a serving of Doritos! That’s … Continue reading

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Wanchai Ferry Chinese Frozen TV Dinners – Salt and Sugar Outdo Each Other

Wanchai Ferry Chinese Frozen TV Dinners – Salt and Sugar Outdo Each Other

General Mills published a press release last week heralding a new line of Frozen TV Dinners, branded Wanchai Ferry. The lineup includes 5 flavors: spicy garlic chicken, orange chicken, sweet & spicy shrimp, sweet & sour chicken, and shrimp lo … Continue reading

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Nine Really Bad Kid Foods

Nine Really Bad Kid Foods

We hate the term “Food for Kids”. Kids can eat and thrive on adult food. And they should. Food companies disagree, and peddle thousands of items dedicated to our children. Most are not the best nutritional bet, to say the … Continue reading

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