Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Carrageenan: Harmless Additive or Gastrointestinal Bomb?

Carrageenan: Harmless Additive or Gastrointestinal Bomb?

Do you suffer from an irritable stomach? Does your intestinal tract suddenly go haywire, without early warning? There could be many food related reasons, such as gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, food poisoning, etc… It may also be a sensitivity to … Continue reading

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What are those Chunks in Cottage Cheese?

What are those Chunks in Cottage Cheese?

1. Cottage cheese chunks are called curds, and you can usually get either “small curd” or “large curd” varieties at the supermarket. 2. About a billion pounds of cottage cheese are consumed annually in the US. That’s about 3 lbs. … Continue reading

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Why Does Ovaltine Have Artifical Yellow, Red & Blue Colorings? [Inside the Label]

Why Does Ovaltine Have Artifical Yellow, Red & Blue Colorings? [Inside the Label]

We’ve been blogging recently about chocolate milk.  One of our readers commented with a question about Ovaltine as an option to sweeten milk . Ovaltine is a milk flavoring invented in Switzerland more than a hundred years ago. The original … 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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Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Energy bars are a popular and growing category of snack foods that are a natural evolution of breakfast cereals. Sixty years ago we had time to sit down for a hearty breakfast with the family. By the early seventies, families … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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What’s inside Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s inside Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

Getting kids to drink milk is a challenge in many families. Thankfully, chocolate milk gets the job done in many homes. Today we’ll take a look at one of the most popular brands,  Nestle’s Nesquik, which may also be purchased … Continue reading

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