Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Quest Protein Chips vs. Regular Potato Chips

Nutritionally speaking, a good snack should balance protein, carbs, and fats in order to keep you satiated for at least 3 hours until your next meal. A decent amount of protein every meal helps, about 10 grams. Potato chips are … Continue reading

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Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Yoplait is the latest yogurt maker to join the baby yogurt extravaganza. They are packaged in little cartons, they’re cute and they are “just for baby.” Because babies can’t eat regular yogurt, right? (Myth debunked: they can). Let’s find out … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

You’d think that with the cereal category being so saturated, manufacturers would focus their energy elsewhere. But no, new products are coming out all the time. We recently got an email alerting us to a new cereal in the Fiber … Continue reading

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Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

The wonders of food marketing never cease to amaze, and infuriate. Fooducate community member Cassie posted the front and back of a bag of  Snyder’s eatsmart Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks – Potato, Tomato, & Spinach. What a name for a … 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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FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

Fiber is an important nutrient. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need 25 grams a day, but most of us fall short on this number because we don’t eat enough of the above. That’s why … Continue reading

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Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

On Friday, Dannon Company announced it had settled a class action suit to the tune of $35 Million. The lawsuit was filed in early 2008, alleging that Dannon knowingly misled consumers in its marketing activities around its Activia yogurt line. … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

A 10 year old nephew recently nagged enough and got the above pictured “snack”.  The product includes a “lemonade lollipop” to be dunked in a green “sour apple slime” and then coated with a “sour cherry powder”. It’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread

Inside the Label: Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread

Sara Lee is the number one fresh bread manufacturer in the US, so there’s a good chance you’ll find some of their loaves in your local supermarket. We wanted to take a look at a product that caught our eye … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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