FLR 008: Merchandising - How We Are Played in a Grocery Store

October 27, 2016

Long before you get to the label on a food package to evaluate whether it's good for you or not, there are various influences at play that may be unconsciously directing you to a particular product.  One of those influences is merchandising.  When you're in a grocery store, it's merchandising that tells you, unconsciously, where to go, what to put in your cart, and what to buy.  In other words, merchandising is a masterful application of psychology that subtly and effectively influences your decisions. In this episode, nine techniques of merchandising will be explored and what we can do to minimize their effects. To learn about these techniques, come take a grocery store tour with me. 

Show Notes: 

To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can besubscribed to at the iTunes store. Search under Food Labels Revealed.

A video version ofthe podcast is available at YouTube. Search for the Food Labels Revealed channel. 

"How Visual Merchandising Can Help Boost Supermarket Spending"

http://tinyurl.com/gpsusry

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FLR 007: Morning Snack - Pillsbury Toaster Strudel - Part 2

September 28, 2016

This program is Part 2 of the investigation into Pillsbury Cream Cheese & Strawberry Toaster Strudel, the Grand Champion of processed food with more than 49 ingredients.  The investigation continues with the 12th ingredient in the pastry.  Also, the back story to sucralose, a high-intensity artificial sweetener, is reported.  It's in many products, but will you look at it in the same way again?  INGREDIENT OF THE DAY:  sucralose

Show Notes:

To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store.  Search under Food Labels Revealed. 

A video version of the podcast is available at YouTube.  Search for the Food Labels Revealed channel.

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FLR 006: Morning Snack - Pillsbury Toaster Strudel - Part 1

September 28, 2016

It's mid-morning and maybe you skipped breakfast, so how about a wonderfully tasty snack that only requires a toaster?  But is it good for you?  This show examines the whopping 49 ingredients in Pillsbury Cream Cheese & Strawberry Toaster Strudel, the Grand Champion of processed food.  How did they get so many ingredients in one little pastry and how much fake food was used to make it? 

Show Notes: 

To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store.  Search under Food Labels Revealed. 

A video version of the podcast is available at YouTube.  Search for the Food Labels Revealed channel. 

The podcast can also be streamed using Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Beyond Pod.

References:

Pandora's Lunchbox:  How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner 

http://tinyurl.com/glafpc8 

You Tube Video by Melanie Warner, "What's Really So Bad About Processed Foods, Anyway?"

http://tinyurl.com/z22nkhp

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FLR 005: Breakfast - Frozen Waffles

August 31, 2016

Could you make breakfast any faster than removing some frozen waffles from a box, popping them into a toaster, and drizzling your favorite topping on them?  Today's show compares the ingredients, nutritional properties, and costs between the very popular Kellogg's Eggo waffles and the lesser known, but organic, Van's Natural Foods waffles.  We also take a walk down memory lane and look at the history of the Nutrition Facts Label.  INGREDIENT OF THE DAY:  artificial flavors

Show Notes:

To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store.  Search under Food Labels Revealed. 

A video version of the podcast is available at YouTube.  Search for the Food Labels Revealed channel. 

The podcast can also be streamed using Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Beyond Pod.

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Pandora's Lunchbox:  How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner 

https://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Lunchbox-Processed-Food-American/dp/1451666748/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472422492&sr=8-1&keywords=pandora%27s+lunchbox

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FLR 004: Supper - Betty Crocker Chicken Helper

August 22, 2016

How wonderful is it to have a meal in a box?  Just open some packets, throw in some fresh food and wa-laaa!  In this episode, the ingredients of Betty Crocker's ChickenHelper: Sweet & Sour Chicken are evaluated.  Also included is an introduction to the book,"Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss and a close look is given to the Daily Value numbers on the Nutrition Facts label.    INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: vinegar powder 

Show Notes:

To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can also be subscribed to at the iTunes store. Search under Food Labels Revealed.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Sugar-Fat-Giants-Hooked/dp/0812982193/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469408082&sr=1-1&keywords=michael+moss

A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives by Ruth Winter 

https://www.amazon.com/Consumers-Dictionary-Food-Additives-7th/dp/0307408922/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469408219&sr=1-1&keywords=ruth+winter 

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell 

https://www.amazon.com/China-Study-Comprehensive-Nutrition-Implications/dp/1932100660/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469408272&sr=1-1&keywords=the+china+study

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FLR 003: Afternoon Break - Coke & Pringles

July 23, 2016

We often cave in to cravings between lunch and supper.  Many people turn to soda and chips.  In this episode, the ingredients of Classic Coke and BBQ-flavored Pringles are investigated.  Also, the meaning and history of GRAS (government approved food additives) is discussed.  INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Show Notes:

Contact:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com

The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store.  Search under Food Labels Revealed.

Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide to What's Safeand What's Not! byChristine Hoza Farlow

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Additives-Shoppers-Guide-Whats/dp/0963563580/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469290502&sr=8-1&keywords=hoza+farlow


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FLR 002: Lunch - Banquet Frozen Meal

July 23, 2016

Just throw it in the microwave and, boom, you got lunch! In this episode a detailed inspection is made of the ingredients in Banquet's Frozen Chicken Strip Meal.  Also, comments are made about the ubiquitous presence of corn and its derivatives in packaged foods, as well as a brief evaluation of the package Nutrition Facts. INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: bleached flour

Show Notes:

Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat byHoward Lyman and Glen Mercer

https://www.amazon.com/Mad-Cowboy-Plain-Cattle-Rancher/dp/0684854465/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469289460&sr=8-1&keywords=howard+lyman+mad+cowboy

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan 

https://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/0143038583/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469485484&sr=1-1&keywords=omnivore%27s+dilemma

King Korn (video documentary) 

https://www.amazon.com/King-Corn-Dawn-Cheney/dp/B003F9XQ9A/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469485595&sr=1-1&keywords=king+korn

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FLR 001: Breakfast: - Kellogg’s vs. Mom’s Cereals

July 22, 2016

This episode includes an introduction to the podcast and a comparison of two cereals:  Kellogg’s Apple Jacks and Mom’s Best Toasted Wheat-fuls.  The ingredients of these cereals are explored,as well as some nutritional aspects. Also, a cost comparison is made.  INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: yellow 6 food coloring

Show Notes:

Contact:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com 

The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store.  Search under Food Labels Revealed.

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