V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

At the FNCE food expo earlier this week, Campbell’s had a very large booth showcasing new products. The company is not just about soups. The V8 juice line has been steadily growing and now has branched into the enticing bars … Continue reading

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Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

Is America Finally Starting to Eat Healthier?

There are three interesting data points from the past few days that paint a cautiously optimistic picture for America’s health, as it relates to food. 1. Obesity rates in most states seem to be leveling off. After years of steadily … Continue reading

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The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

Here at Fooducate HQ, salad dressing is never store-bought. If the veggies are fresh and tasty, all you really need is a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt to enjoy. But alas, US supermarkets dedicate entire aisles to … Continue reading

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Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Campbell’s Soup Company is enjoying a good run this year in the public markets. The stock is up 30% in 2013 and performing at its best since the late 1990′s. The company certainly has innovated in the last 12 months … Continue reading

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What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

What a Letdown: Campbell’s Zigzag on Sodium in Soups

Folks, the chart tells it all. After several years of promoting and pushing low sodium salts, Campbell’s Board of Directors has decided the strategic and widely publicized move was a mistake. Sales of the core soups have been slumping, and … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Spaghetti-Oh Oh’s [Inside the Label]

Campbell’s Spaghetti-Oh Oh’s [Inside the Label]

Campbell’s is recalling a large number of it’s signature Spaghettio’s canned spaghetti and meatballs products. Turns out somebody in the factory forgot to turn the oven on and the meatballs have been undercooked. If people just heat the product instead … Continue reading

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Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

A lengthy piece by Michael Moss of the New York Times this weekend, covers the decades long history of salt wars. The bottom line: The salt industry is working overtly and behind the scenes to fend off public-health attacks on … Continue reading

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V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

From Fooducate reader Luke: “My question has to do with V8 (the original, or the spicy hot version of the original). Avoid? OK to buy? Please help!” We certainly can understand the confusion. Just take a look at V8′s marketing … Continue reading

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Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Big Apple Plan to Shake Salt

Should we be adding nutrition to New York’s list of leadership roles in addition to finance, tourism, and entertainment? After paving the path with calorie labeling in fast food restaurants, banning trans-fat, shocking us with anti-soda pop ads, and then … Continue reading

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SpaghettiOs to Lose 35% Sodium. Still High in Sugar [Inside the Label]

SpaghettiOs to Lose 35% Sodium. Still High in Sugar [Inside the Label]

Campbell’s has announced that it will be reducing the sodium content in its SpaghettiOs line of products by 35%. The change will take place by the upcoming spring. “Offering healthier versions of our products for kids is a major priority … Continue reading

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