Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Let 'Em Eat Fake


Just a brief word on a delectable product mistakenly named Special K cereal bars Strawberry. There is a picture of strawberries on the box. The bar smells like sweet strawberries. The product even has red specks in it. But at a second glance, the pieces are darker and chewier than your average dried strawberry. Why…they seem more like Craisins. I turn over the wrapper to investigate. Lo! The ingredients listed:

STRAWBERRY FLAVORED FRUIT PIECES (SUGAR, CRANBERRIES, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL STRAWBERRY FLAVOR WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS, ELDERBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE FOR COLOR, SUNFLOWER OIL)

What is this? WWII? Give me my real strawberries! Sugar them, bake them to a crisp, then put the candy into an overly sweet cookie and call it health food! Don’t lie to me about the ingredients. Just lie to me about what they’ll do for my body!

Wonder what the blueberry bars are made of…

6 comments:

mcM├╝ller said...

File under "Things That Make Ya Go Hmmm AND Mmmmm"

Abbi said...

C & C Music Funktory?

activated charcoal said...

Uhh, the craisinberry bars are unlikely to be bug free... behold

Abbi said...

E-GADS! There's so much to learn about ingredients when you do the research. For example, the healthier, organic version of Riboflavin is tae bo-flavin.

Sis said...

ha ha ha ha...i was so wondering about blueberry b/c that's the only flavor i've tried...thanks for the image.

Abbi said...

LOL, the blueberry ingredients are also cranberry imposters!! Let's stop before they make chocolate chip.