Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

The Coca Cola Company is planning a new product to fill in a consumption opportunity not already handled by the hundreds of beverages currently available to thirsty consumers. According to a company press release: Day Or Night, New Caffeine Free … Continue reading

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What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. It conjures thoughts of  Southern hospitality. It’s comforting to know a brand has been around that long. You can probably trust it.. And thus, many people buy their … Continue reading

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Will the Skinny Pepsi make YOU Skinny?

Will the Skinny Pepsi make YOU Skinny?

Pepsi, and especially diet Pepsi, want to associate themselves with beautiful, glamorous and  skinny people. In a clever product makeover, they are doing to their cans what photoshop does to models to make them look taller and skinnier. The new … Continue reading

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Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

The obvious answer is: neither. Drink water. Drink tea. Yadda yadda… For most people that answer is not good enough. They aren’t going to make the switch to water, at least not completely. They need their fizzy sweetness. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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Sobe Energize Green Tea – Closer to Pepsi Cola than Health Elixir

Sobe Energize Green Tea – Closer to Pepsi Cola than Health Elixir

When you’re thirsty for something sweet and tasty, yet don’t want to drink an unhealthy cola, do you reach out for an iced tea drink? Do you placate your conscience by reading the label promising you improved well-being and exotic … Continue reading

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Dr Pepper vs. Coke [Inside the Label]

Dr Pepper vs. Coke [Inside the Label]

With a particular flavor you either love or you hate, Dr Pepper has been around for as long as Coca Cola. Actually, one year longer – since 1885. Although it never reached the heights of Coke’s success, Dr Pepper is … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

We recently wrote about chocolate milk with too much sugar being served in school lunches. We also covered a chocolate drink that’s better left on the shelf. But as parents, we can’t ignore the fact that kids LOVE sweetened milk. … Continue reading

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Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

“A salad without the dressing is not a salad”, someone famous once said. Or should have said. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier, and as you’ll see in a minute improves the … Continue reading

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