10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Yogi Berra and the Yankees helped Yoo-hoo chocolate drinks become an American icon in the 40′s and 50′s. The sweet and refreshing chocolaty taste became a kids’ favorite across the nation. When buying Yoo-hoo, many parents mistakenly think they are … Continue reading

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Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce – Nutritious? [Inside the Label]

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce – Nutritious? [Inside the Label]

Sloppy Joes are an iconic American family meal dating back to the 1930′s. They are comprised of ground beef, tomato sauce, onions, and seasoning, all inside a hamburger bun. In this era of minimum preparation at the kitchen, most consumers … Continue reading

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Breyers or Dreyer’s – Which Ice Cream to Choose?

Breyers or Dreyer’s – Which Ice Cream to Choose?

July is National Ice Cream Month, and in honor of our favorite dessert, we’ll post some interesting articles in the coming weeks. Today, a look at Breyers and Dreyer’s, two leading brands that people often confuse with each other. Dreyer’s … 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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What’s inside Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s inside Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

Getting kids to drink milk is a challenge in many families. Thankfully, chocolate milk gets the job done in many homes. Today we’ll take a look at one of the most popular brands,  Nestle’s Nesquik, which may also be purchased … Continue reading

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