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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Blue Popcorn. Really? [Inside the Label]

Blue Popcorn. Really? [Inside the Label]

We’ve heard of blue corn, an heirloom variety cultivated by the Hopi tribe of the southwest, but the blue popcorn pictured here is not popped from those kernels. Instead, some marketing genius thought it would be cool to color popcorn … Continue reading

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Natural Jif: What’s The Dif?

Natural Jif: What’s The Dif?

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Recently, one of Snack Girl’s readers asked me to define the difference between Regular Jif and “Natural” Jif.So, I went to the store and purchased them to evaluate.  Here … Continue reading

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“Eat Freely” Campaign…promoting Hot Pockets [Inside the Label]

“Eat Freely” Campaign…promoting Hot Pockets [Inside the Label]

There’s a massive campaign on billboards, TV and on the web. It’s a freedom movement, a revolution, and it’s inviting youth to join the cause. The noble and worthy movement is not about minimum wages for tomato farm workers. Nor … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Which is Healthier – Palm Oil or Palm Kernel Oil?

Pop Quiz: Which is Healthier – Palm Oil or Palm Kernel Oil?

Actually, both are not at the top of the healthy oil list. Palm oil has 50% saturated fat. Palm Kernel Oil has 80%. These are very high values compared to oilve oil (14%) and canola oil (7%). Saturated fat is … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter is Back! But Why the Added Sugar? [Skippy Natural Peanut Butter]

Peanut Butter is Back! But Why the Added Sugar? [Skippy Natural Peanut Butter]

It was a rough start of the year for the peanut butter industry. A major recall, one of the largest in US history, sent sales of all products, even innocent ones, down. But now sales are on the rebound, according … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Fresh off the recent candy expo in Chicago, we bring you a taste test and nutrition review of one of the better tasting products out there. Dove has been better known for its ice cream bars, but recently moved into … Continue reading

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