Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips Vs. Doritos – Who Makes a Better Ranch Tortilla Chip?

Popchips is a young company that offers what is supposedly a healthier alternative to potato chips. It recently expanded to tortilla chips as well. The tagline for their Ranch Tortilla Chips is “all the flavor. half the fat”. We decided … Continue reading

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Should I Add Imitation Bacon Bits to My Salad?

Should I Add Imitation Bacon Bits to My Salad?

Fooducate community member Caroline asks: I have a feeling I already know, but how unhealthy are these [bacon bits] compared to simply using real bacon? Great question. We analyzed the nutrition label and ingredient list (you can too, by using … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … 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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Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

ConAgra’s Chef Boyardee brand is out with a whole grain canned pasta product – Chef Boyardee Pasta, Whole Grain, Beefaroni – and they’re letting the world know about it. Take a look at thisĀ  “silent” commercial where parents are hiding … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

Inside the Label: Ranch Dressing

We wrote about the huge US salad dressing industry in a previous post. Today we’ll look inside the label of one of the most popular – Hidden Valley The Original Ranch. This dressing comes with some history. In the late … Continue reading

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