Wednesday, March 9, 2011

As If I Needed Another Reason. . .

Gag! I just stumbled across another reason to go ahead with this Food Pantry project. Many prepackaged foodstuffs that claim to contain blueberries actually don't.

"A lot of products that imply they're made with blueberries contain no blueberries at all. And many that do contain a tiny amount of blueberries cut their recipes with artificial blueberry ingredients to make it look like their products contain more blueberries than they really do."

"Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats also come in a Blueberry Muffin variety, with fresh blueberries prominently featured on the front of the package. But inside, there are no actual blueberries to be found. Instead, you get "blueberry flavored crunchlets" -- yes, crunchlets -- made from sugars, soybean oil, red #40 and blue #2."

Other deceptive products mentioned in the article include Kellogg's Blueberry Pop Tarts, Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal, and Betty Crocker's Fiber One Blueberry Muffin Mix.

This post is being filed under "Pestilence and Plague".

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