With a name like Smuckers…

… you have to read the ingredients. Both jams and jellies are made from fruit. The main difference is  jelly has the pulp filtered out while jam contains some fruit and seeds. The FDA  specifies that jams and preserves are…

3 Trader Joes products no one needs to buy

Browsing in Trader Joe’s today, I saw some great products. These are most definitely not three of them. Trader Joe’s Vegetable Melange in Butter Sauce This is frozen mixed vegetables in a butter sauce. It’s the “sauce” part that kills…

HVP Recall: What you need to know

The FDA recently issued a recall for HVP manufactured in paste and powder form and distributed by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. This large recall is especially concerning because the contaminated product was shipped to food manufacturers for use in a…

Egg labels: what egg-zactly do they mean?

ON A RECENT TRIP TO THE GROCERY STORE, my brain became scrambled, if you will, at the task of buying eggs. Each dozen was littered with phrases touting reasons to buy it. (My personal favorite: “hand fed and watered with…

Walmart vs. Wholefoods: the battle for the locavore

Walmart has entered the contest to grab consumers looking for organics and local produce. But how does it compare to Whole Foods, the arguable leader of the segment? Cory Krummer writes an interesting piece in the Atlantic about Walmart’s entry…