How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

How Much Sugar in Starbucks’ New Fizzio Sodas?

Starbucks is rolling out new drinks for the summer. In a press release on Monday, the coffee-shop behemoth announced 3 sodas: Fizzio™ Handcrafted Sodas are carbonated fresh and debut in three classic flavors with a Starbucks twist – Spiced Root … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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What’s the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012?

What’s the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012?

If you are one of the millions of people who visit a quick serve food establishment every day, you most likely have noticed calorie counts on the menu boards.  Whether it is at Starbucks or McDonald’s, the calorie counts started … Continue reading

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The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

And what does this have to do with pink slime?  New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  In one of the quickest turnarounds we’ve seen in the food industry, Starbucks has just announced that it will be removing the red bug … Continue reading

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Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Closeup Picture: The Red Bugs in Your Starbucks Frappuccino

Tiny red bugs were all the rage this week as news of their presence in Starbucks strawberry drink spread across the web. The news was broken by a vegan barista who shared it with vegetarian blogs. Starbucks did not deny: … Continue reading

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12 Observations on Food in Italy vs Food in the US

12 Observations on Food in Italy vs Food in the US

Click HERE for more pictures So we spent Memorial Day weekend in Milan, Italy. Weather was gorgeous, as was the city, the food was mostly great, and best of all the kids were back home with the grandparents… Walking around … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Calories?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Calories?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I interact with a great many health professionals, and not infrequently, the conversation somehow gets around to calories. I’m regularly surprised by many of their reactions. In fact, more … Continue reading

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Starbucks: Super Size & Other News

Starbucks: Super Size & Other News

Lots of things happening at Starbucks lately. 1. The company is revamping its logo. after several decades of text plus mermaid, the new logo is all graphics. 2. In response to challenges from McDonald’s and other, a new super-size TRENTA … Continue reading

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Cool Whip. Not Cool

Cool Whip. Not Cool

UPDATE: Please scroll to the bottom to see a cool video explaining what each of the nutrients is. (thanks Michelle!) October’s nippy mornings and the orange tones of autumn are a perfect vehicle for spending a few bucks on a … Continue reading

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Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

Four Graphic Examples of Portion Distortion – You’ll be Shocked

One of the most important pieces of information in a nutrition label is the serving size. Many people look at the calorie count, and are happy to see low numbers. But what they don’t notice is that they are consuming … Continue reading

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