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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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Another week, another fruit snack exposed. Last week we talked about fruit leathers. Today, Welch’s. Looking at the front of the package, you have to admire the marketing effort that went into its construction: Brand name is the most prominent, … 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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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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Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

When will food marketers give us a break? If it isn’t enough we have to deal with acai berry internet scams, now top manufacturers like Kraft are pushing acai at us in snacks? The new strawberry acai sugar free gelatin … 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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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

It’s been a classic American cheese product for over 60 years. Three generations of Americans have been using Kraft Singles in billions of sandwich melts and burgers over the years. In this third and last installment of our Cheese Miniseries, … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

Inside the Label – Danimals, Liquid Yogurt Candy

If you have young children, you probably recognize the Danimals brand of yogurt drink and may have even bought some for your children. Was it the Hannah Montana co-marketing, The mysterious LGG,  No High Fructose Corn Syrup, or the promise … Continue reading

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