Cheesy Poofs: From Southpark to Wal-Mart

Cheesy Poofs: From Southpark to Wal-Mart

We talk a lot about fake food being sold to consumers. But today’s post is about a fake fake food that has been brought to life as a real fake food. It’s hard to believe, but Southpark is celebrating its … 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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Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

As the new year approaches, and with it a multitude of resolutions for a healthier behavior, we will be seeing many new announcements about nutrition, foods and exercise contraptions. Getting a head start is Frito-Lay, the savory snack stalwart owned … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … Continue reading

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Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

Salt Industry Shaking Away Criticism

A lengthy piece by Michael Moss of the New York Times this weekend, covers the decades long history of salt wars. The bottom line: The salt industry is working overtly and behind the scenes to fend off public-health attacks on … 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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Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

Why Frito-Lay’s Designer Salt for Healthier Chips is NOT the Answer

PepsiCo, parent company of Frito-Lay, announced at an investors’ meeting yesterday that it will be making its products more healthy in the coming years. This includes cutting various products’ average sodium per serving by 25% by 2015 and saturated fat … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

A Visit to the Frito Lay Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility

Fooducate is participating in the annual Food & Nutriton Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Denver this year. We’ll be covering the show on the blog and on twitter, trying to bring interesting stories and attractions, along with a dash of … Continue reading

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Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Some shoppers may have noticed lately that packages of Frito-Lay brand potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, and Tostitos are bigger than they used to be. It’s hard to miss, especially when the one on Tostitos says: ”Hey! There’s 20 percent more … Continue reading

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“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

“Local” is the New Junkfood Buzzword [Frito Lay Potato Chips]

Ever since the term locavore was coined in 2005, there has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of people enjoying fresher, tastier foods, with less of an environmental impact because they travel less. We have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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