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 »