Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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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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Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif is one of the biggest and most respected players in the bar category. Over the years, it has had so many brand extensions, its hard to keep track. Luna for women, Zbar, Clif Kids, are just a few examples. … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

This is a guest blog post by┬áRichard Perlmutter, MS This post is about an error in the Nutrition Facts sugars content of Whole Foods store brand nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. It has snowballed into a major public relations problem for … Continue reading

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When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

When Did Iced Tea Turn into THIS???

As the days are getting warmer, the beverage aisles in your friendly neighborhood supermarket are seeing increased foot traffic. One of the presumed healthy choices is iced green tea. There are green teas, usually made with water, green tea, and … 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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Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Last week in Washington DC, Dannon pledged to improve the nutrition profile of its yogurts. At the annual meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the yogurt behemoth promised the following changes by 2016: Improve the nutrient density by … Continue reading

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Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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