Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella is paying just over $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit. Apparently, it had been misleading consumers to think it was a healthy food. A San Diego mom thought Nutella would be a good breakfast staple for her 4-year-old daughter … Continue reading

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Biscoff Spread – NOT a Viable Peanut Butter Alternative

Biscoff Spread – NOT a Viable Peanut Butter Alternative

Biscoff Spread has been slowly penetrating the US market using our attraction to anything foreign as a sign of quality: EUROPE’S ALTERNATIVE TO PEANUT BUTTER The sweet (and yes, tasty) spread touts the following: Biscoff Spread is made with Original Lotus … Continue reading

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What are the 10 Most Popular Product Scans on Fooducate?

What are the 10 Most Popular Product Scans on Fooducate?

It’s been a month since we launched the Fooducate iphone app. That’s enough time to start seeing some trends. We wondered which products are the most popular. Here then is the list of top ten scans: 1. Nutella – Hazelnut … Continue reading

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What Products are People Scanning Most with Fooducate’s iPhone App

What Products are People Scanning Most with Fooducate’s iPhone App

In the week since we’ve released the fooducate iPhone app, people have been using it to scan tens of thousands of items. We have over 160,000 unique products in our database, and it was interesting to see which would get … Continue reading

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The “New” Nutella – A Nutritious Spread? [Inside the Label]

The “New” Nutella – A Nutritious Spread? [Inside the Label]

Nutella is hands down one of the tastiest spreads out there. A rich and creamy hazlenut and chocolate spread turns any toast into a culinary rockstar. Ferrero , Nutella’s manufacturer, is now trying to ride the health wave by positioning … Continue reading

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Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave since New Year’s, you’ve surely heard of the recent salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. In this post: 1. A quick recap of the facts. 2. Seven healthy alternatives, including tahini, almond butter … Continue reading

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Head 2 Head: Peanut Butter vs. Nutella

Head 2 Head: Peanut Butter vs. Nutella

The Washington Post health blog compares peanut butter and Nutella: Nutella has SEVEN TIMES as much sugar per serving as peanut butter – 21 grams versus 3 grams, while peanut butter offers 7 grams of protein, much better than Nutella’s … Continue reading

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