Trend Alert – Pea Protein

Trend Alert – Pea Protein

America’s insatiable appetite for more protein has led to various innovations over the last few years. Milk protein concentrate and  Soy protein isolate are some examples. But now, a new source for plant based protein is working its way into … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daddy? Guess 8 Surprising Ownerships in the Food Industry

Who’s Your Daddy? Guess 8 Surprising Ownerships in the Food Industry

Can you guess which megacorp on the right owns each of the young brands on the left? Solution after the jump. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Top Ten School Snacks

Top Ten School Snacks

Last week we asked for your help build out our Top Ten School Snack list. We asked for snacks that 1. kids will actually eat 2. taste good or great 3. add, not detract nutritional value 4. are easy to … 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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Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Head 2 Head : Kashi Go Lean Caramel Peanut Bar vs. Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

Energy bars are a popular and growing category of snack foods that are a natural evolution of breakfast cereals. Sixty years ago we had time to sit down for a hearty breakfast with the family. By the early seventies, families … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

More updates on the salmonella / peanut butter outbreak. According to USA Today: The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, … Continue reading

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Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

The current salmonella / peanut butter crisis has caused 500 illnesses and 7 deaths, with more product recalls every day (see updated list at the bottom of this post). The New York Times reports that the processing facility in Georgia … Continue reading

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