A holistic nutrition hang for wiry hunter/gatherers, ample cookie-baking fairy godmothers, and all in-betweens
WARNING: science-based nutrition will rock your world.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BOO, HISS: Today's Caca Award Winner
RUNNER-UP: the Zone Perfect Protein Bar This statement from Abbot Nutrition, makers of the pictured above dirty little boxes o' caca: "We believe a nutrition bar can be more than a nutrition bar." Really... what we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the Frankenfood industry equivalent of lipstick on a pig. This item is only slightly less toxic than a Little Debbie snack cake.
CONTAINS SOY, PEANUT AND MILK INGREDIENTS; MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES EGGS, TREE NUTS AND WHEAT.
Please refer to product label for most current ingredient, allergen and nutrition information.
Snub your nose at any item touting itself as nutritious, but whose ingredient list confuses you, bores you to tears, or both.
AND THE WINNER IS...
This quote, from Kellog's: "From nutritious breakfast foods to wholesome snacks, look to us for products and nutrition information that can help you live a healthy lifestyle."
As you peruse the ingredient list, please notice the two separate listings for partially hydrogenated oil (also, sugars and artificial flavors). At least Little Debbie lifts her skirt and shows you her stuff up front. Sure, you'll suffer in the long run, but she doesn't lie, and she can't hurt you without your express permission.
Fire Kellog's from your life; fire them today!
COATING (SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL†, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, WHEY, NONFAT MILK, SOY LECITHIN, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, POLYSORBATE 60), SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, CORN SYRUP, INULIN, FRUCTOSE, RICE STARCH, SUGAR, POLYDEXTROSE, CHOCOLATEY CHIPS (SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL†, COCOA, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), CHOCOLATE, RICE CEREAL (RICE, WHEAT GLUTEN, SUGAR, DEFATTED WHEAT GERM, SALT, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEY, MALT FLAVORING, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B6], ( crying yet?) RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B1], FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B12), DEXTROSE, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF CALCIUM CARBONATE, SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), POLYSORBATE 80, D-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), XANTHAN GUM, NIACINAMIDE, ZINC OXIDE, REDUCED IRON, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), BHT FOR FRESHNESS, ALMOND FLOUR, PARTIALLY DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR (wtf is this?), WHEAT STARCH, VITAMIN B12, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN D. † LESS THAN 0.5g TRANS FAT PER SERVING
CONTAINS MILK, SOY, WHEAT, ALMOND, AND PEANUT INGREDIENTS. MAY CONTAIN OTHER TREE NUTS.
Dietary Exchange Per Serving
2 Carbohydrates, 1 Fat, 1 Protein
Two gigantic smelly sacks of caca to Kellog's for pretending to care. Any questions?