Tag Archive for labels

Worst Food of the Week – Ice Pops

Summer’s here and if you have kids that means ice pops for every special occasion. And in the summer, special occasions abound: Memorial Day weekend, end of school parties, July fourth, every weekend with friends, family vacation, and “What the…

Buying a good pretzel

A FEW DAYS AGO, A CTF FACEBOOK FOLLOWER ASKED A REALLY GOOD QUESTION: WHAT IS A REALLY GOOD PRETZEL? Well, I don’t have the answer to that. But I can explain how I choose a pretzel and share what brands…

Can honey be organic?

WHEN READER MARC WONDERED ON THE CTF FACEBOOK PAGE about how honey could be organic, it made me curious: Can honey really be organic when bees are flying all over the place encountering who knows what kind of flowers and…

Worst Food of the Week: Sunny D

SUNNY D JUST WENT GREEN. And while it is impressive that Sunny D ‘s six manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Spain went to zero waste this year – beating the company goal by three years – this faux juice…

Ortho Ecosense Nonsense

DOES THE PREFIX “ECO-“ MEAN ECOLOGICAL OR ECONOMICAL? Take a look at these products. Which ones are organic or environmentally friendly? Unless you read the fine print, you could be fooled. I sure was – and so was the Home…

Capri Sun Sunrise and 100% Juice Exposed

THIS POST ISN’T ABOUT WHETHER CAPRI SUN IS A HEALTHY OPTION. It is about advertisers bending the truth, food production and marketing tricks and, most of all, knowing what you’re really ingesting. Capri Sun has been advertising heavily for its…

Six front-of-label claims you can disregard

FRONT OF LABEL CLAIMS ARE MARKETING TOOLS. Food company marketing departments use these claims to convince us to buy things. The FDA has regulations companies have to adhere to, but it’s still important to remember that anything stated on the…