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.

"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...

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.

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