Post # 1
I usually love buying blue bagels, muffins, waffles even pancakes. But I realized after a news article was forwarded to me, that a lot of products that appear to have blueberries actually dont have any blueberries at all. Instead they make fake blueberries out of artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and syrups. I started reading more closely the ingredients of Kellogs cereals, and even general mills and realized that all their blueberry products like the blueberry frosted mini wheats dont have a single blueberry in them!! What a deception!!
Post # 3
This doesn’t surprise me at all. You have to read the list of ingredients.
You can easily tell what is in a product by reading that list. If they are real blueberries, it will say “blueberries”. If it says blueberry on the front of the package it is likely blueberry flavored.
The same applies to “chocolate’, “light” etc . These are just marketing terms.
Post # 4
I think its different from chocolate because chocolate comes in different forms, but when there are what appears to be actual whole or halved blueberries in the muffin I just assume they are blue berries pieces rather than being blueberry gel chips…
Post # 5
firstoff, I love naturalnews.com 🙂 Secondly, yeah sometimes it’s surprising how much is artificial. I started paying attention to what’s made with real cheese and cheese byproducts and I was astonished. So gross.
Post # 6
@bells: I meant things that say they are chocolate flavored. They often have no relation to chocolate at all.
Post # 7
This is also why the blue mini-wheats are “Blueberry muffin” flavoured. Often breakfast cereals like Special K make pretend berries out of dried apples and artificial colour.
The bigger problem here though is dishonest food labelling continues because regulations are so lax. In Canada you can generally figure out what’s inside what you’re eating. Occasionally my Mother-In-Law goes to Vermont to pick up random food products we dont get/are more expensive here and honestly I was really surprised at how misleading some of them are. So many things try and pass themselves off as whole wheat and are full of high fructose corn syrup! It’s really screwed up!!