Topic: food labels

Cherry Lovers Fruit Chews Made With REAL Juice…Plus Sugar, Corn Syrup, Beeswax

Cherry Lovers Fruit Chews Made With REAL Juice...Plus Sugar, Corn Syrup, Beeswax

Guys guys guys guys guys: You are not fooling anybody with this “high in antioxidant” crap. Or let’s hope you’re not. Or let’s just … stop. Okay? Please? Because you probably are fooling people. You are probably fooling people into thinking your cherry daiquiri, cherry chocolate, cherry cheesecake and cherry cola flavored gummies are a health food — you are clearly working really hard to do that — and no matter how many charity races you sponsor, it doesn’t make this any less of a dick move. More »

Bad Fish Alert: Seafood Is Not Always What You Think It Is

Bad Fish Alert: Seafood Is Not Always What You Think It Is

Think you know what kind of fish you’re getting when you shop, dine out, or eat sushi? You don’t, according to a new study that says something’s fishy in New York City. According to the report, a majority of grocery stores and restaurants were caught for mislabeling their seafood and sushi and selling customers a cheaper fish substitute–an act which could have major health implications. More »

Snack Fail: Walgreen’s Probiotic Trail Mix

Snack Fail: Walgreen's Probiotic Trail Mix

Swayed by the site of yogurt raisins and the word ‘probiotic,’ I grabbed a bag of probiotic trail mix on my way to the Walgreen’s checkout yesterday. I know that fortified versions of high-sugar or fat foods like chocolate, trail mix, snack bars are a silly, nutritiously ineffective way to get vitamins, minerals, fish oil or probiotic bacteria. But even though I write about this kind of stuff all the time on here, I found myself thinking the probiotic trail mix couldn’t be that bad, and might even have a small health benefit. More »

Telling Me How Unhealthy & Fattening Your Food Is While I Eat It Is Kind Of A Killjoy

Telling Me How Unhealthy & Fattening Your Food Is While I Eat It Is Kind Of A Killjoy

I recently moved back to New York City, and as I was walking around waiting to meet some friends I came across Rice to Riches, where I’d been once a while back and remembered liking. The place is like an ice cream parlor for rice pudding: Rum raisin, cheesecake, butter pecan, pumpkin — a couple dozen flavors of rice pudding, but that’s all it sells. And what somehow escaped my attention last time was that the places is covered in signs about how fattening rice pudding is. More »

You Know That Fruit In Your Food? It May Not Be Fruit At All.

You Know That Fruit In Your Food? It May Not Be Fruit At All.

Attention shoppers, we interrupt your trip down the grocery store aisle to bring you a very important announcement: That cereal with blueberries you are about to put in your cart doesn’t actually contain blueberries. In fact, those blue chunks are actually a “concoction shaped into balls and dyed to look like real berries,” according to a new report that exposed what’s really in the “fruit” many companies are selling us. More »

Monster Energy Drinks Have Too Much Caffeine? Venti Starbucks Coffee Has More

Monster Energy Drinks Have Too Much Caffeine? Venti Starbucks Coffee Has More

You may have heard that Monster energy drinks are under FDA investigation after being cited in five deaths and one heart attack. There’s also a wrongful death lawsuit against Monster, filed by the parents of 14-year-old Anais Fournier, who died due to caffeine toxicity. Yet as more details about these deaths comes out, it seems less clear exactly where fault lies — and how dangerous (or not) these drinks are. One 24-ounce can of Monster contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as one to two 8-ounce cups of coffee  – and significantly less than a venti at Starbucks, which comes in around 415 milligrams. More »