Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Nutrition Impostor – SnackPack Pudding

Pudding. Yum. Everyone loves pudding. You can make it at home from scratch. You can buy a powder mix and prepare at home more easily. Or you can buy a ready-made pudding. SnackPack is one example of a ready-made pudding. … Continue reading

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M & M’s Deconstructed

M & M’s Deconstructed

If you’ve visited New York’s Times Square lately, you may have encountered M&M’s World. It’s a three floor temple celebrating all things small, round, chocolaty, and brightly colored. The brand, owned by Mars, has been around since the early 1940′s … Continue reading

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My Oh My, There’s a Warning on that Food Dye!

My Oh My, There’s a Warning on that Food Dye!

Starting today, European consumers can better protect their children from risky food. The EU nations will require foods manufactured with artificial colors to present the following warning on the label “May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in … Continue reading

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Artificial Colors in Food – A Poison Rainbow?

Artificial Colors in Food – A Poison Rainbow?

Those bright and friendly colors that bring joy to your child as she slurps down a drinkable yogurt or mixes Froot Loops with some milk are actually dangerous poisons. Or at least have the potential to wreak various forms of … Continue reading

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Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Cheetos – Can’t Corn Snacks Do Better? [Inside the Label]

Show me a child with orange fingers and a mustache of yellow crumbs, and I’ll show you an empty bag of Cheetos nearby. This crunchy snack from Frito-Lay has been around for ages, and is very popular with kids. Chester … Continue reading

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Why Does Ovaltine Have Artifical Yellow, Red & Blue Colorings? [Inside the Label]

Why Does Ovaltine Have Artifical Yellow, Red & Blue Colorings? [Inside the Label]

We’ve been blogging recently about chocolate milk.  One of our readers commented with a question about Ovaltine as an option to sweeten milk . Ovaltine is a milk flavoring invented in Switzerland more than a hundred years ago. The original … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

We recently wrote about chocolate milk with too much sugar being served in school lunches. We also covered a chocolate drink that’s better left on the shelf. But as parents, we can’t ignore the fact that kids LOVE sweetened milk. … Continue reading

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Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles – Taste the Rainbow of Chemicals [Inside the Label]

Skittles are a popular candy manufactured by Mars, Inc. Originally from the UK, the brand was brought here in the late seventies, and has nevcr looked back. The “taste the rainbow” theme has been used extensively in the brand’s marketing … Continue reading

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Same Product. Different Country. Better Ingredients.

Same Product. Different Country. Better Ingredients.

An online petition is circulating on the web, asking Kraft to remove unsafe ingredients from its foods sold in the US. The petition, by MomsRising.org claims that Kraft has voluntarily removed artificial colorings and sweeteners from products in the UK, … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

Yes, There Really is a Snack Called SpongeBob Squarepants Slime Dunk [Inside the Label]

A 10 year old nephew recently nagged enough and got the above pictured “snack”.  The product includes a “lemonade lollipop” to be dunked in a green “sour apple slime” and then coated with a “sour cherry powder”. It’s the perfect … Continue reading

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