Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Each year it seems the holiday season starts a bit earlier. You can tell the holidays are on the horizon when every other item on the supermarket shelf is a pumpkin flavored version of its original self. What exactly goes … Continue reading

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Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Is This Ketchup Really Healthy?

Spotted in the wild – Hunt’s “100% Natural” Tomato Ketchup. The Con-Agra owned brand boast No preservatives, and No high fructose corn syrup on the front of pack. This is the copy on the back: “From the tomato experts: Hunt’s … Continue reading

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Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

High protein yogurts are not just a Greek phenomenon. it turns out that far to the north of the Mediterranean, skyr has been traditionally made for centuries. Just like Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is strained to concentrate the flavor and … Continue reading

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Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more from Fooducate community members about Quest Bars. They seem to be tasty, they have an impressive nutrition facts panel, and somebody on their team is doing a kick ass job in marketing. Quest … Continue reading

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When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

Stevia is a popular non-caloric sweetener for natural food enthusiasts, dieters and people with diabetes. But is stevia really that natural? Depends on which stevia you choose and what surprises it’s hiding! Apparently, it takes more than just stevia to … Continue reading

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Reminder: Fruit Rollups are NOT Fruit [Nutrition Impostor]

Reminder: Fruit Rollups are NOT Fruit [Nutrition Impostor]

Here’s a snack kids love, and moms feel good about buying – A fruit rollup. Let’s take a look at the product pictured above (it’s a Betty Crocker brand). Look at the nutritional benefits we get listed on the front … Continue reading

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Snapple’s Amazing Race to Make More Money

Snapple’s Amazing Race to Make More Money

Snapple keeps innovating with new flavors and snazzy marketing. A new, limited edition Mango Papaya Tea is out: When The Amazing Race™ told us they were going to India we thought, “Brilliant! India is steeped in rich tea tradition that … 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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Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

Which is Better for Me: Coke or Diet Coke?

The obvious answer is: neither. Drink water. Drink tea. Yadda yadda… For most people that answer is not good enough. They aren’t going to make the switch to water, at least not completely. They need their fizzy sweetness. Yes, they … Continue reading

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What’s in a Pickle?

What’s in a Pickle?

Who doesn’t love the taste of a crunchy dill pickle? Whether sliced in a sandwich or whole as an accompaniment to a meat dish, the combination of salty, sour and sweet in each crunchy bite adds excitement and zest to … Continue reading

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