Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets vs. Hamburger Helper: Trans-Fat Showdown

Happy 2012, folks. It’s back to business here at Fooducate. Today, a sobering look at the “Dry Dinner Mix” market, estimated at $138 million annually. Hamburger Helper has been dominating the market for decades, but earlier this year Kraft introduced … Continue reading

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Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Which is Healthier for Me – Tea or Coffee ?

Inhabitants of earth can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. Some countries are home to many more of one kind than the other. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many … Continue reading

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Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

The obvious answer is: neither. Drink water. Drink tea. Yadda yadda… For most people that answer is not good enough. They aren’t going to make the switch to water, at least not completely. They need their fizzy sweetness. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Four Cheese Pizza – DiGiorno’s vs. Newman’s Own

Everyone loves pizza. It’s the #1 looked up entry in yellow pages and very popular in google searches as well. While dining at a pizzeria or getting delivered to your home are the most popular consumption modes, people are going … Continue reading

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Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

One of the problems with nutrition science is that it changes every once in a while when new research come in, but it takes the public a long time to readjust its mindset. The result is mass confusion regarding what’s … Continue reading

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FOODFIGHT: Is a McDonald’s Big Mac Healthier Than a Chipotle Burrito?

FOODFIGHT: Is a McDonald’s Big Mac Healthier Than a Chipotle Burrito?

This is a guest blog post by Mariana Cotlear. Is a McDonald’s Big Mac better for you than a Chipotle Burrito?  So claims James McWilliams in a recent article in The Atlantic. His straight nutritional comparison of the above mentioned … Continue reading

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Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Kiddie Snack Smackdown: Annie’s Bunnies vs. Goldfish

Several readers responded to yesterday’s post about Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish crackers, suggesting Annie’s Bunnies as a healthier alternative. We decided to take a look. Annie’s products are all sweetened crackers, so we chose to compare the 2 most similar products … Continue reading

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Snack Bar Smackdown: Clif vs. Lara

Snack Bar Smackdown: Clif vs. Lara

Yesterday we compared Kellogg’s Fiber Pus to Larabar. Despite the high amount of fiber in Kellogg’s bars, the clear nutrition winner was Larabar, with a short, understandable ingredient list and no added sugar. Many readers asked about Clif bars, so … Continue reading

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Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

Comparing Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bar to LaraBar [Inside the Label]

The healthy snackbar segment is huge and growing. It seems that manufacturers have figured out a way to dress up candy bars as healthy, and fill our craving for an anytime, anywhere treat. To be fair, there are many decent … Continue reading

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Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Tap vs. Bottled Water – Which is Purer?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Who would you prefer to buy your water from? A company that discloses the water’s source, how the water has been purified, and what pollutants each bottle of water may contain? Or a company … Continue reading

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