Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Our 9 year old daughter is very small for her age. She has been falling off the growth charts for the past 5 years. All our kids are small, as my wife and I were in our childhood, so at … Continue reading

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Blue Pill, Red Pill: What’s in a Tic Tac Mint?

Blue Pill, Red Pill: What’s in a Tic Tac Mint?

Raise your hand if you have mints in your purse or backpack. Chances are that if you do, they are tic tacs. The iconic brand has been around for ages, but do you know what it is really made of? … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … Continue reading

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Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Maltodextrin is one of the most asked about ingredients found on food packaging. It is present in about 10% of packaged food products. So what exactly is maltodextrin? And why is it used in so … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

Chef Boyardee’s Whole Grain Hoax

ConAgra’s Chef Boyardee brand is out with a whole grain canned pasta product – Chef Boyardee Pasta, Whole Grain, Beefaroni – and they’re letting the world know about it. Take a look at this  “silent” commercial where parents are hiding … Continue reading

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone salad dressing is upping the ante with an ad campaign and a new label on the bottles. The label includes the following bold statement: Naturally helps BETTER ABSORB vitamins A & E from salad with the oils in Wish-Bone … Continue reading

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Are You Consuming Fake Fiber?

Are You Consuming Fake Fiber?

One of the hottest buzzwords in nutrition and health circles, fiber is the indigestible portion of plant foods. It helps us feel full and decreases our appetite. Fiber helps the intestines function smoothly, regulates blood sugar levels, and lowers bad … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

1. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. 2. It appears as a white powder. 3. Maltodextrin is produced from starches of corn, wheat, potatoes or rice. 4. Its … Continue reading

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