Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Whole Foods Market is a good place to spot new food trends. A theme that seems to be picking up in recent years and months is eco-packaging. This could mean using recycled paper or plastic as packaging material, some commitment … Continue reading

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Coke and Monster – A Match Made in Sugar (and Caffeine) Heaven

Coke and Monster – A Match Made in Sugar (and Caffeine) Heaven

Will the Coca Cola Company buy Monster Energy in the largest beverage industry acquisition ever? The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that a deal, valued at over $10 billion dollars, was in the works. That’s a lot of money to … Continue reading

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Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella is paying just over $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit. Apparently, it had been misleading consumers to think it was a healthy food. A San Diego mom thought Nutella would be a good breakfast staple for her 4-year-old daughter … Continue reading

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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

This is the second of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 3, we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. In today’s segment, you’ll learn why not all cheese is created … Continue reading

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Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

Innovative Marketing Won’t Save this Veggie Chip Product

We spotted this very cool package design at last month’s Natural Food Expo in Los Angeles. The Newspaper theme was well thought out, cleanly laid out and certainly made the mouth water. The “100% All Natural” headline also looked appealing. … Continue reading

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Fun and Nutritious? Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut Cereal Review

Fun and Nutritious? Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut Cereal Review

Apparently, last week on April 5th, America celebrated National Caramel Day. Kellogg’s thought is would be a good day to formally launch a new caramel flavored cereal - Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut: “People will find any reason to celebrate when … Continue reading

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Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

When we joked about the big cola companies removing 30% of the sugar from their soft drinks as an April Fool’s prank, some people responded in all seriousness, having spotted such a cola from Pepsi out in the wild. And … Continue reading

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Review: Special K Protein Meal Bars

Review: Special K Protein Meal Bars

  New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App! Or try Fooducate on the Web! At a recent layover between flights, we had the munchies. This Special K Protein Meal Bar caught our eye near the checkout counter of an airport book shop. … Continue reading

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The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

This week marks the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie. Originally created and sold in New York by National Biscuit Company, the brand is now owned by mega-processed-food giant Kraft Foods. The brand tagline is “Milk’s Favorite Cookie,” and indeed … Continue reading

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