(Closed) Fake blueberry deception

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@bells:

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bells: I meant things that say they are chocolate flavored. They often have no relation to chocolate at all.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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!!

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