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.

Alkaline spring water mineral and "organic" claims

A product described as alkaline spring water is labeled as having "healthy minerals."

Wellness/food article misleads on serving sizes

A wellness/nutrition website's article by a "health coach" states "brands used to get away with deceiving consumers [by] making the serving sizes whatever tipped the nutritional facts in their favor"...

Honey vs sugar in grain-free snacks

A company that makes grain-free bars and snacks claims on its website that honey has many benefits over sugar...

"Keto" bar advertizes "good fats, low carb"

A line of "keto" bars is described as "low carb" and "good for you" with "healthy fats"...

Fruit & nut balls misleadingly, improperly labeled

A line of dried fruit & nut balls has nutrient claims on the packaging and website, and uses 12 grams as a serving size, allowing total calories per serving to average around 40...

Labeling for supplement containing dandelion root makes claims for vitamins A & K and liver "detox"

The website for a "detox" nutritional supplement states that dandelion root is high in vitamins A and K. The supplement contains dandelion root extract.

Protein comparison of beef vs insect powder

The marketing for a dried insect protein powder claims to have "more" protein than beef and other fresh meats...

Gluten-free bites "packed" with protein

The labeling for gluten-free nut and chocolate snack bites claims the product is "packed" with protein...

Protein snack ball with collagen and cherries

A snack ball made with sea collagen, dried cherries and raw cacao is labeled with claims for various nutrients (protein, antioxidants, etc.) while making health claims, such as slowing aging...

Toddler snack makes protein & probiotic claims

The package for a snack developed for toddlers claims it contains "all 9 essential amino acids" and "the daily recommended dose of probiotics."

Alternative ice cream claims low calorie and high protein

A frozen dairy-based dessert partially sweetened with alternative sweeteners claims to be low in calories and high in protein...

Cheese-based snack claims high protein, calcium

A cheese-based, crispy snack food is described as "high in protein" and "excellent source of calcium," however...

Supermarket shelf talker says nuts "high in fiber"

A national grocery chain shows nutritional assets of various food products on shelf talkers, including one describing a blend of mixed nuts as high in fiber...

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