Dear Hilton: One Room, King Bed, Hold the Cookie

Dear Hilton: One Room, King Bed, Hold the Cookie

Business professionals that are often on the road will relate to this post. There’s nothing like checking into your hotel after a long day of meetings and crashing into a comfortable bed. The major chain hotels are continually working to … Continue reading

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Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Cake and cookie mixes take sizable shelf space in the supermarket. They save you time and effort, and let you feel good about having made some effort to prepare a home made treat. but the reality is that they contain … Continue reading

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Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

A few days ago we posted a review of Kraft’s new line of breakfast cookies, Belvita. Our bottom line was that as far as cookies go, it was OK. However, for breakfast, there are better options. We were contacted by … Continue reading

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Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft is touting its new Belvita line of breakfast cookies as “Nutritious Sustained Energy.” ┬áIt boasts 20 grams of whole grain too. Should you be eating this instead of your favorite cereal / cereal bar? What you need to know: … Continue reading

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NYC Relentless in Obesity War. This Time: Portion Sizes

NYC Relentless in Obesity War. This Time: Portion Sizes

We visited New York this week and were happy to see that at least one local government in this country is willing to face up to the big money that is junk food. The latest subway ad campaign is calling … Continue reading

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WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

Check out this new product, a “nutrition rich cookie”. At a first glance, WhoNu looks like an Oreo. But the package promises so much more: As much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal As much calcium and vitamin D as … Continue reading

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Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

One of the most important pieces of information in a nutrition label is the serving size. Many people look at the calorie count, and are happy to see low numbers. But what they don’t notice is that they are consuming … Continue reading

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Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Several readers responded to yesterday’s post about Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish crackers, suggesting Annie’s Bunnies as a healthier alternative. We decided to take a look. Annie’s products are all sweetened crackers, so we chose to compare the 2 most similar products … Continue reading

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FDA to Take On the “Serving Size” Hoax

FDA to Take On the “Serving Size” Hoax

The best kept secret in the food industry is its liberal use of the definition of a serving size. You’d think a serving size should reflect what the average person consumes, but it seems that many manufacturers are selling their … Continue reading

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Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Three months after scores of young women across the country began to fall ill with a particularly nasty strain of e-coli, Federal health officials manged to piece together the puzzle and discover that the … Continue reading

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