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.

Wrong Nutrition for Cupcake Recipe on Diet Web Site

A vegan cupcake recipe posted on a diet/fitness site shows 72 calories, 1.54 g fat, etc. per cupcake.

"Fat-Fighting" Dessert with Impossible Nutrition Data

A restaurant dessert is declared best in its category for “fighting fat.” 

Coconut Chip Called "Low in Fat"

An award-winning coconut chip is described on a food industry Web site as “low fat.” 

Fruit Bar with Unsupported Antioxidant Claims

A dried fruit and nut bar has the word “antioxidant” on the front label. The nutrition panel shows 0% DV for vitamins A and C. 

Antioxidant Boost from Hot Pepper Spices?

Web sites and food/nutrition blogs claim that cooking with cayenne and other hot pepper spices will give an “antioxidant boost.” 

Dietitian Touts Brain-Building Foods

A dietitian interviewed by a medical news reporter touts brain-building foods.

Too Much Fiber?

A nutrition “expert” (RD) evaluates the nutrition data of a fast food dish for a newspaper article and declares the 65-115 g fiber to be too much. 

USDA Approval of Nutrition Labels?

A nutrition analysis company says it provides “USDA-approved nutrition labels.”

High Omega-3 Fatty Acid Hot Dog

A hot dog made from grass-fed beef is advertised as high in omega-3 fatty acids. 

"Superfruit" Preserve

An RD (dietitian) rates a “superfruit” preserve in a cooking magazine as a best new food for nutrition and taste. 

10 Calorie Greek Salad

A restaurant nutrition app and Web site shows 10 calories for a Greek Salad.

Nutrition Facts on Front of Packages

An online news site states that FDA will require food manufacturers to display nutrition info on the front of packages. 

Dietitian Declares Doughnuts Better than Bagels

In an online article a dietitian declares a jelly doughnut the nutritional “winner” over a bagel with cream cheese.

Copyright © 2021, Palate Works 

website security