Food/Nutrition Bloopers from Restaurants,
Food Companies, Web sites and News Media

The following are actual quotes or observations (the latest entries are at the top). Click for our comments. Some of these errors/misinformation have been subsequently corrected by their source and some have not.

"Worst" sauce for inflammation, weight gain

An online article warns of "one of the worst" sauces/condiments that can lead to inflammation, weight gain, etc...

A new bread with water as first ingredient

A new "low-net-carb" bread lists water as its first ingredient...

Chocolate snack with quinoa claims high fiber and protein

A line of dark-chocolate-based snacks is described as being “packed with fiber and protein” because it contains quinoa...

Organic nut mix with illegible/non-compliant Nutrition Facts

An organic glazed nut & seed mix made by a long-established private company has its Nutrition Facts panel printed with yellow type on a white background... 

"Plant powered" bottled water with pumped up nutrient and health claims

A line of "plant powered" bottled waters is labeled/marketed with claims of fighting inflammation, being an excellent source of antioxidants, etc...

Plant-based legume flour with "super-sized" nutrient claims

The website for a protein-rich “flour alternative” made from a lupine seed/bean says the product is packed with calcium, magnesium and other nutrients...

Amount of nutrients in dried fruit product inflated

The package for a dried fruit (mulberry) product claims “rich in vitamin A, C, E, K, calcium, iron and fiber..."

Doctor writes that dark chocolate and berries are low in sugar

A wellness article in a major news outlet written by a doctor states that sugar ("poison") is in everything, including ketchup and salad dressings, but that dark chocolate and berries are "low-sugar"...

More veggie chips with a cornucopia of claims

The package for a dried kale/veggie snack mentions vitamin E, magnesium, iron, calcium, lycopene, etc. in its marketing description... 

Claims for veggie chips containing bone broth

The website for a line of veggie chips that contain bone broth claims the products are rich in vitamins and minerals, and provide other “benefits”...

Chocolate bar labeled as "low sugar"

A chocolate bar with 8 grams of sugar (all from added sugars) is labeled/advertised as being "low sugar" and "low carb"...

"Antioxidant" trail mix with no antioxidant content showing

An "antioxidant" trail mix containing nuts, seeds and dried fruit needs to actually contain antioxidants and show how much...

Supersized moringa leaf claims

A powdered/dried moringa leaf product makes nutrition claims for large amounts of protein, iron, fiber and antioxidants (“better than kale”)...

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