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.

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...

YouTube clip describes popcorn as high in vitamin E

A YouTube clip about foods high in vitamin E claims that popcorn is on the list and that it has 25% of the Daily Value per serving...

Claims for ingredients, and the "super foods" that contain them

A snack food's labeling (including website) lists the "nutrient-packed" products' many "high-grade" ingredients, with multiple health and nutrient claims for each of them...

Fruits with "decent" amount of protein?

A health-focused magazine article lists six fruits that contain "relatively high amounts" of protein.

Chocolate & nut mix label claims vitamin E, selenium

An organic deluxe fruit and nut mix with dark chocolate is described as being a "good source of vitamin E and selenium antioxidants" on the label and website...

Sugar, diabetes and obesity

An article in a major newspaper claims that "Sugar is the driving force behind the diabetes and obesity epidemics."

"Antioxidant honey"

A honey sold at health food stores is labeled as "antioxidant honey"...

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