Category Archives: Food Labelling

Is it food or a chemist’s concoction?

Mystery Label Guessing game #1   What common 99% fat free food-like item belongs to this label? Wheat flour, colour, maltodextrin, maize starch, dehydrated chives, corn & onion, sugar, creamer, glucose syrup, milk protein, mineral salts 339 & 450, salt, … Continue reading

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“Food Switch” app from Bupa

You can scan in a barcode to your i-phone or Android and the tool will tell you if it is a healthy choice using a traffic light system. It also tells you better choices between brands. I prefer to interpret … Continue reading

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Made For You Range

Woolworths is now stocking a frozen meal option that is low in salt and fat, targeting diabetes. There are 5 products: pizza, green curry, lasagna (beef and vego) and cottage pie . http://www.madeforyoufoods.com.au/products/range

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New hi-protein products from the supermarket

I scanned Woolworths in early January for noteworthy new products. Here is a brief run down.. Note 4 hi-protein products ideal for gastric sleeve. Vitarium Drinking mixes (chocolate, banana, mocha) – to add to skim milk like Milo. 3 heaped … Continue reading

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Are the new Smiths Crisps healthy?

At last The Smiths Snackfood Company has replaced unhealthy fat with healthy fat. The crisps are now similar in IQ to the Kettle and Red Rock Deli.  A healthy chip is: Less than 400mg sodium per 100g Contains healthy fat: … Continue reading

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Would you like stabilizers with that?

Call me old fashioned but you won’t get me drinking a coffee with sugar listed as the highest ingredient followed by milk solids, vegetable oil, soluble coffee, maltodextrin, stabilizers (340, 452, 331), salt, anti-caking agent (551) and flavour.  No thanks. … Continue reading

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Are the new Smiths Crisps healthy?

At last The Smiths Snackfood Company has replaced unhealthy fat with healthy fat. The crisps are now similar in IQ to the Kettle and Red Rock Deli.  A healthy chip is: Less than 400mg sodium per 100g Contains healthy fat: … Continue reading

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