Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Happy Father’s Day! If you’re celebrating with your family by grilling meat, there’s a fair chance you will be employing sauce as well. Steak sauce has been around for almost 200 years, since the days of British King George the … Continue reading

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Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Kraft to Overhaul Mac & Cheese, Remove Artificial Dyes and Preservatives

Good news this week. On Monday, Kraft announced that it will be removing artificial ingredients from its iconic Mac and Cheese line of products in the US by January 2016. Changes in consumer awareness and a preference for more natural … Continue reading

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Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Big Food Mega Merger: Meet Kraft Heinz Inc.

Kraft and Heinz announced a merger this morning. The joint company will have 8 brands selling over $1 billion annually, including Heinz Ketchup, Ore Ida, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. The merger is expected … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Fourth of July: Do You Know What’s In Your Barbecue Sauce?

Grilling season is in high gear, and this weekend will see record numbers of Americans celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and … barbecued meals. Many of you will flavor your meats with an all American barbecue sauce. The origins … Continue reading

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The Velveeta Recall – A Reminder to Avoid Fake Cheese

The Velveeta Recall – A Reminder to Avoid Fake Cheese

As you may have already heard, Kraft is recalling Velveeta in several states, after discovering that 260 cases of the product were manufactured with an insufficient amount of preservative. Oh, the irony. Velveeta “cheese product” has been faking it since … Continue reading

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Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

At Fooducate, we are big fans of nuts and seeds as snacks. Eaten with a piece of fruit, they provide a great combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Let’s talk peanuts, shall we? Although technically a legume, not a … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer P3 – Lunchables for Millennials?

Oscar Mayer has a new product line called P3, which stands for Portable Protein Pack. In a cute website (proteinproteinprotein.com) and commercials aimed at health conscious millennials, the Kraft subsidiary is trying to steal market share from the booming healthy … Continue reading

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How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

On the journey from soft drinks to water, many dieters stop at the milestone known as flavored waters. Some dieters opt for relatively low-cost powders that are added to water. One popular brand of flavored powder is Crystal Light. For … Continue reading

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The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

The Worst Product of 2013? Lunchables Uploaded

Lunchables is a billion dollar franchise for Kraft Foods selling a cheap and unhealthy lunch solution to mom and kids for over 30 years. The combination of fat, sugar and salt in the company’s amalgamation of its top brands (Oscar … Continue reading

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Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

Kraft’s Not-exactly-Whole-Grain Mac ‘n Cheese

For Kraft, mac n cheese is a big business. But the standard mac ‘n cheese is not that healthy – processed flour, tons of saturated fat from the cheese, artificial colors, and additives. So Kraft is trying to healthify its … Continue reading

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