What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

What Goes in to Aunt Jemima’s “Original Syrup”?

Aunt Jemima is a brand that’s been around for over 100 years. It conjures thoughts of  Southern hospitality. It’s comforting to know a brand has been around that long. You can probably trust it.. And thus, many people buy their … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban certain types of caramel coloring because their production process creates carcinogenic chemicals: In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting … Continue reading

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Where Fooducate Gets its Product Information

Where Fooducate Gets its Product Information

  We’ve been asked by several readers and users of the Fooducate iPhone App about the source of our product information. Some also wanted to know how we ensure data accuracy. First let’s explain what data we use and compile. … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … Continue reading

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Cool Whip. Not Cool

Cool Whip. Not Cool

UPDATE: Please scroll to the bottom to see a cool video explaining what each of the nutrients is. (thanks Michelle!) October’s nippy mornings and the orange tones of autumn are a perfect vehicle for spending a few bucks on a … Continue reading

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Dr. Corn Sugar and Mr. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dr. Corn Sugar and Mr. High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s not Halloween, but somebody’s already putting on a mask. More precisely, some-THING. Goodbye High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Hello CORN SUGAR. Make no mistake, these are one and the same. So why the name change? The answer: Marketing, of … Continue reading

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Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Kellogg’s Special K line of cereals has quietly been upgraded nutritionally. Sort of. The company has added 1 gram of fiber to the Special K’s, excluding the original flavor. One gram doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s 50% more … Continue reading

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

High Fructose Corn Syrup must be the most vilified food ingredient of the current millennium. A cheap alternative to sugar, HFCS has found its way into soft drinks, candy, bread, sauces, and thousands of other products over the past 30 … Continue reading

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Cotton Candy Go-gurt – The Final Desecration of Yogurt

Cotton Candy Go-gurt – The Final Desecration of Yogurt

A friend was strolling through her local supermarket when she came upon the yogurt section. A mom was there with her kids, and she gave them choice of several yogurt flavors. They picked cotton candy Go-Gurt. Cotton candy ?!!? As … Continue reading

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