The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Each year, the NASFT trade show (aka Fancy Food Show) brings out another ton of chocolate, cheese, gourmet spices/sauces/pates, cookies and other manner … Continue reading

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Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

You’ve heard of healthwashing . . . but welcome to the latest trend – oatwashing. Oatwashing: Taking a mostly unhealthy product, adding the word oatmeal to its name and watching the sales roll in. See: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights. … Continue reading

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Behind Bars for the Holidays?

Behind Bars for the Holidays?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Nothing beats bars for simple convenience when it comes to quick calories on the go. But there’s nothing simple about evaluating them. With … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

The above humorous poster, spotted on Food Renegade‘s Facebook page, immediately led us to explore said ingredient. Turns out it’s not as bad as one would think. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is an additive used in the food industry, mostly in … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

On a recent visit to my aunt, I found this Nutty Delights Bar on her kitchen counter.  Looked yummy and seemed like a decent choice for auntie, a known junk food addict.  It has fiber, it has antioxidants . . … Continue reading

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft Belvita. A Healthy Cookie to Start the Day?

Kraft is touting its new Belvita line of breakfast cookies as “Nutritious Sustained Energy.”  It boasts 20 grams of whole grain too. Should you be eating this instead of your favorite cereal / cereal bar? What you need to know: … Continue reading

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When Honey Means Honey

When Honey Means Honey

There are many honey flavored products out on the market. But how many of them walk their talk? Take Honey Nut Cheerios for example. Impressionable minds may believe that the product is sweetened exclusively with honey, when in fact the … Continue reading

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With Food, Simple is Always Good, Right?

With Food, Simple is Always Good, Right?

This is a guest blog post by Bruce Bradley Food companies are some of the savviest trend spotters around. They literally spend Hundreds of MILLIONS of dollars tracking and following trends. In fact, in some cases, they even help create … Continue reading

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