Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies Are Back. Smaller. Stabler. Less Unhealthier?

Twinkies, the iconic American junk food are back. For those of you who did not notice their absence from supermarket shelves, here’s a quick update. Early in 2012, Hostess, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy citing increased labor costs and an … Continue reading

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Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App! Or try Fooducate on the Web! The term “processed food” has gotten a bad rap in the last few years. We are told to buy unprocessed foods because they contain less chemicals, because they are … Continue reading

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Twinkies are Going Bankrupt

Twinkies are Going Bankrupt

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies and other baked goods, is about to go bankrupt. This is a company that shipped 36 million Twinkies last year and had sales in excess of 2 Billion … Continue reading

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Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

Fooducate’s TOP TEN Blog Posts in 2010

The year is ending, and we thought it would be interesting to see what our community has read the most in 2010. Here are our most popular posts from 10 up on to 1: 1862 – 2010: A Brief History … Continue reading

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The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

Here is an interesting finding from a recent market study. 1500 consumers across all demographics in the US were surveyed by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Artemis Strategy Group. The news: 43% of consumers have a negative attitude … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

As children, we loved visiting The Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Besides all the cool spacegear, a special treat awaited us at the souvenir shop – Astronaut Dessert in the form of freeze dried ice cream. Strawberry and … Continue reading

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