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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Doritos Girl Bares All (Ingredients) [Video]

Doritos Girl Bares All (Ingredients) [Video]

Do you know what’s in your bag of Doritos? This Doritos Superbowl commercial needed some editing… See for yourself some of the absurd ingredients they are putting in your snacks… Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App Web App  RSS or  Email Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate Get … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Gets Sued. Increasing Pressure to Label GMOs

Frito Lay Gets Sued. Increasing Pressure to Label GMOs

Frito Lays is being sued in New York by a man who claims he was duped to paying more for product labeled “All Natural” when in fact they are not: In the proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court, … Continue reading

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What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

Friday’s shopping madness included consumer electronics, household items, clothes, toys and just about anything. Except for food. Well, maybe specialty and gourmet online retailers, but not your regular supermarket fare. What if supermarkets also had black friday sales? More specifically, … Continue reading

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Pepsi, NFL sign a 10 year, $2300000000 Sponsorship Agreement

Pepsi, NFL sign a 10 year, $2300000000 Sponsorship Agreement

You’d think the NFL and its super athletes would serve as a shining example of physical fitness and gastronomic responsibility. You expect top athletes to eat healthy and serve an example to millions of boys and young men who look … Continue reading

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Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

This Week, Frito Lay is taking over Times Square with a plethora of marketing activities. The New York Times reports: Frito-Lay plans to spend this week in Times Square with a promotional event featuring a flavor kitchen, which is part … Continue reading

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Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

No. Of course not. Of the twelve food commercials during yesterday’s superbowl, all were for junk food and liquid candy: Coke Pepsi Lipton Brisk Doritos Snickers What you need to know: Let’s just say outright that we enjoyed the commercials … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

Last week we talked about Cool Ranch Doritos and how with 34 ingredients, you can’t expect a healthy snack. Yesterday we got an email from Lindsey, who pointed out a discrepancy in another Doritos product – Nacho Cheese: How can … Continue reading

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Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Show me a child with orange fingers and a mustache of yellow crumbs, and I’ll show you an empty bag of Cheetos nearby. This crunchy snack from Frito-Lay has been around for ages, and is very popular with kids. Chester … Continue reading

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The Diet is Dead. Long Live the Diet

The Diet is Dead. Long Live the Diet

If you’ve ever been on a weight loss diet, you know how difficult it is to stay the course, achieve your target weight, and then maintain it for months and years. The majority of dieters fail to maintain their low … Continue reading

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