Coconut, Yogurt and Other Innovations at the Natural Food Expo

Coconut, Yogurt and Other Innovations at the Natural Food Expo

We are in Anaheim California for Expo West, a natural food trade show that seems to be growing in popularity from year to year. Besides various educational sessions, the big draw is the expo hall where hundreds of food companies … Continue reading

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No Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

No Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here. One of the biggest hits on Snack Girl has been the No Bake Brownie Balls. They are simple to make, nutritious, and taste like a brownie! How can you go … Continue reading

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Where’s the Coconut in Coconut M&M’s?

Where’s the Coconut in Coconut M&M’s?

Mars, the parent company of M&M’s, is constantly innovating with this winning brand. From a business perspective, you’ve got to hand it to them, they’re keeping a 70 year old brand young, bold, and alive. This strategy includes new flavors … Continue reading

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Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

The healthy snackbar segment is huge and growing. It seems that manufacturers have figured out a way to dress up candy bars as healthy, and fill our craving for an anytime, anywhere treat. To be fair, there are many decent … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Coconut Water

10 Things to Know about Coconut Water

1. Coconut water is the clear liquid inside a coconut. It is not to be confused with coconut milk or cream, which is a liquid puree of the coconut meat. 2. Coconut water is extracted from young, green coconuts, when … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

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