TAG: Processed foods

The Anatomy of a Twinkie

Anatomy of A Twinkie

With the closing down of the Hostess brand in the U.S. this article may well be the autopsy of a Twinkie. But of course, its many imitators live on, along with continued production of authentic Twinkies in Canada, and countless other products that contain the same, unidentifiable ingredients. Years before financial troubles plagued the Hostess company, one man, Steve Ettlinger, was prompted by the inquiries of his children to find out what really goes into processed food. The outcome was the book, “Twinkie, Deconstructed”, and its findings prove interesting, to say the least. Of course, Twinkies are just a poster-child… read more

Fake ‘Healthy Food’ Labels

Food labelling

Some food producers have noticed that camouflaging simple snacks with a healthier label will help them sale, particularly producers of processed foods. They have figured out that adding certain healthy sounding or looking labels to their products might make them seem more nutritious than they actually are. Most companies have become so deceptive that the average shopper does not know the difference. Grist.org put together a list of some of the most deceptive labels that might seem like they are advertising a healthy product, but in fact, aren’t. Here are some things to keep an eye out for: Enriched: The… read more