Have Some Dijon Mustard

Have Some Dijon Mustard

Mustard is a condiment we like to recommend. Compared to high-calorie mayonnaise, it has zero fat. Compared to ketchup, it has zero sugars and carbs. In fact, at 5 calories per teaspoon, this is one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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“We’ve listened to the public”: Cargill to Label Pink Slime

“We’ve listened to the public”: Cargill to Label Pink Slime

Strike this a victory for the people. Cargill, a mega-corporation has recently announced that it will label beef products that include so called “Pink Slime” as containing Finely Textured Beef. From Cargill’s press release: Based on extensive consumer research over … Continue reading

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True (?) Lemon For your Water

True (?) Lemon For your Water

Here’s an interesting product. Many people are trying to switch from sugary or diet soft drinks to water. But they can’t seem to bring themselves to drinking unflavored H 2 O. Adding some flavor makes the difference, and a wedge … Continue reading

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Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Another week, another fruit snack exposed. Last week we talked about fruit leathers. Today, Welch’s. Looking at the front of the package, you have to admire the marketing effort that went into its construction: Brand name is the most prominent, … Continue reading

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This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

Lipton recently announced its plan for the summer: 100% Natural LIPTON® Green Tea with Flavors: As the Natural Food & Beverage category grows and consumers believe that “natural” is a key indicator for health and wellness,iced tea drinkers will find … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

Kraft Foods Wants to Grow, But is THIS the Right Way?

  Kraft, one of the largest food companies in the world, is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It is worth over $55 Billion. Every year we get to glimpse into the company’s financials, and to hear about … 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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The Anatomy of a Dorito

The Anatomy of a Dorito

Munching on savory snacks with the “Os” suffix (Tostitos, Doritos, Cheetos) goes hand in hand with playoff Sundays and the Superbowl. Would you like to know what you’re putting in your body each time you reach for a Doritos Cool … Continue reading

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How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

Here’s an email (and picture) we got from Tracy: A couple of months ago I bought an attractive two liter of Jumex Mango Juice for my boys.  It said “100% Nectar”!  Well, it was anything but.  I looked at the … Continue reading

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“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

We’ve lamented the fuzzy definition of the word “natural” when it comes to food labeling. Let’s take a look at a “naturally flavored” drink mix to emphasize the absurdity. With “90% fewer calories than leading beverages”, Crystal Light sounds like … Continue reading

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