BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

On Thursday, General Mills announced, without too much fanfare, a small but incredibly important change to its product formulation. By product, we mean just one – Original Cheerios. From GM: Consumers across the U.S. are seeing “not made with genetically … Continue reading

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Sometimes Fat Free Is not the Better Option

Sometimes Fat Free Is not the Better Option

Any sour cream fans here? Whether dolloped with chives onto a baked potato, cooling a hot soup, or sweetened with freshly picked berries, there’s nothing quite like sour cream. Traditional sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats (12-17%). … Continue reading

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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When Fat-Free Makes No Sense

When Fat-Free Makes No Sense

Raise your hand if you’re a sour cream fan! Whether dolloped with chives onto a baked potato, cooling a hot soup, or sweetened with freshly picked berries, there’s nothing quite like it. Traditional sour cream is a dairy product rich … Continue reading

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And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

Yogurt. – Say who? Harry Belzer. – Who is Harry Belzer, and how did he come to this conclusion? Mr. Belzer is a senior executive at NPD group, a market research group, who’s been following the food industry for decades: … Continue reading

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Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles are a popular candy manufactured by Mars, Inc. Originally from the UK, the brand was brought here in the late seventies, and has nevcr looked back. The “taste the rainbow” theme has been used extensively in the brand’s marketing … Continue reading

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Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

On Friday, Dannon Company announced it had settled a class action suit to the tune of $35 Million. The lawsuit was filed in early 2008, alleging that Dannon knowingly misled consumers in its marketing activities around its Activia yogurt line. … Continue reading

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Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Fooducate reader Terri G asks: “Yoplait just came out with a new yummy treat. Yoplait Parfait. It’s really good. What can you tell me about it? Is it very bad, okay, good?” Yes, Yoplait has  introduced a new product line … Continue reading

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Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

For over 40 years, Pop-Tarts have been a part of American breakfast tradition. A thin pastry surrounding a sweetened jelly, wrapped in space age foil to preserve freshness. No need to refrigerate. Ready to eat or quickly heated in a … Continue reading

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California Judge Clarifies: Crunchberries Aren’t Real [Inside the Label]

California Judge Clarifies: Crunchberries Aren’t Real [Inside the Label]

A California judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday filed by a woman who claimed to have been misled by the Quaker Oats Company. Apparently, she had been eating Crunchberries cereal for the past few years, thinking she was getting wholesome … Continue reading

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