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Blueberries faked in cereals, muffins, bagels and other food products - Food Investigations

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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I have been posting forever, about the de-foodification of 'food'. It started when I discovered to my horror and outrage, that it was very difficult for me to find a pizza, some delivery resteraunt chains, but mostly frozen groceries isles, which had --real-- cheese on it. They ALL started using a 'food product' called 'cheese substitute'. It looks just like shredded mozzerella, but it tastes HORRIBLE and when it cooks, it turns brown and the shreds remain visible unmelted. So I complained to one particular corporation I got ripped off by. I told them "keep in mind that people chat about this on the internet." Then I chatted about it on the internet. In the couple years after that, every once in a very rare occassion, I would purchase a frozen pie, to see if the same sh*t was going on. I cooked it, and noticed that, like in the center, would appear and taste like real (melted cooked) cheese, and around the edges, would be the crap. This would vary, with each different company brand, but most of them would put, 'Made --WITH-- 100% real cheese'.




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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And you know what pisses me off?

"Made with real fruit!"

No #, as opposed to what? It has gotten so bad that things like these have to be advertised in huge letters.

It shouldn't be this way.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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They have been doing this for quite a while, especially with yogurt!
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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geeez I tried to eat one of the cereals with strawberries,and I love strawberries,I took a bite and I thought I would vomit I don't know how anyone can eat them....yukky



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by PoorFool
And you know what pisses me off?

"Made with real fruit!"

No #, as opposed to what? It has gotten so bad that things like these have to be advertised in huge letters.

It shouldn't be this way.


We have to just keep talking about this stuff, keep it at the forefront of people's minds, keep threads like this and posts like you alls' NOT out-of-sight-out-of-mind. I am to the point where my list of stuff that my physiology can tolerate, keeps getting shorter and shorter. There is something wrong with the loaves of bread in grocery stores. Last week I gave my mom a bag of bread rolls, cuz I thought they were too sweet and doughey. My mom threw them out, said they were awfull. One day, I was in this grocer, about a couple of weeks ago. they were selling this product I was familiar with since 45 years ago. It was just simple Italian bread with the hard outer crust in an open paper bag. I scarfed down the whole thing, like I was starving. Because it was still real, uncorrupted. (Yet....)
It must be, that I'm starving.............



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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The problem is that people think stuff like cereal and muffins are healthy when you add some real food to them. Fact check- adding a positive and negative doesn't always make a positive.
People need to know that cereal muffins and most bread products are NOT healthy- and adding some blueberries (or strawberries, or snozzberries) fake or real won't account for much, and certainly won't cancel out the bad stuff.
So i you're eating cereals, muffins and bagels then eating some fake blueberries is the least of your worries.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Krogers has a 6oz container of blueberries for $4.49...it would probably take 3 cartons dehydrated to fill that cereal box with cereal and enough blueberries...that would be like 20 dollars/box of cereal if they used real stuff...


I mean I get what your saying but when cereal is 4.00 a box what do you expect? I don't eat cereal but I do love fresh blueberries..it's just sad that they cost so much ...even in season they are like 3.00/6oz.

Fruit and veggies cost so much...I bought an apple the other day (HOneycrisp variety) and it cost 1.25 for ONE apple!!!!!! ( and NO i didn't by it at whole foods) just the local kroger.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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With you one hundred percent. There are no blueberries in most everything with a "blueberry flavor". I can tell because my taste sensers are a bit mixed up.....artificial blueberry flavoring smells and tastes like licorice to me. Lime flavoring tastes like soap.
It's not the company's fault, though. It's the consumers. If you didn't buy them, they wouldn't make them. Read the labels. Get plain versions then flavor it with real ingredients.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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how about mcdonalds faking meat with their hamburgers.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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I agree with you..now...

What are we supposed to eat?

almost all foods anymore have some kind of chemical crap in them..

it's getting so i don't want to eat anymore..

too damn scary....

And how are all these food co's getting away with putting "real fruit" on the labels?????



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Something that might not be commonly known is that the womens sufferance movement was partly born out of a similar practice used by factories making Jam (jelly) where they would put small pieces of wood in to the product to make it appear that it contained real raspberry seeds instead of sweetened marrow pulp.


Yet another reason I luvs Ats, I learn something everyday

To the OP, I wonder what other little fruit bundles in our food are not real?

spec

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Hi Spec..i was thinking about researching to see if strawberries are being faked too..

just don't know if i can handle that much let down in one day.../sigh



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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just don't know if i can handle that much let down in one day.../sigh

Howdy Baddmove! I hear ya, my ole brain gasket can only handle truth in moderation, otherwise it may blow!

It does stand to reason that if they can and are doing this with BB's, surely they are doing it with other "fruits."

peace,
spec



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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even frozen veg and fruit is better than any processed foods.

buying basic foodstuffs and making your own is the best and safest way, oats are one of the best foods healthwise, baking bread from decent flour is far tastier and easier, if you buy it, french and ciabatta are the normally the most unadulterated.

people who eat fish are in the lowest cancer groups, then veg, meat eaters the unhealthiest category.

eating plenty fish and veg, avoiding processed foods and drinks is a sure way to better health.

buy fresh or natural and frozen and make your own, if you don't have time, buy a halogen cooker or a pressure cooker.

it makes all the difference health wise and we all have a responsibility to ourselves to ensure our own health and take out these scamming food giants that are the cause of so many of societies ails.

join the fish fight if you are in the UK and lobby for farmers to be able to sell mishapen veg.

when there is the amount of food shortage in developing nations it is irresponsible to be wasting in our own abundant nations.


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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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I guess Walmart is supporting the "Fight for Obese" and lowering prices in fruits and veggies and cutting down calories/fat in the food. Interesting to see how this goes. Applause for them though. I tell ya, It's alot of money to buy the fruits and veggies. I rack up like $100 a week JUST on that.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by innervision0730
I guess Walmart is supporting the "Fight for Obese" and lowering prices in fruits and veggies and cutting down calories/fat in the food. Interesting to see how this goes. Applause for them though. I tell ya, It's alot of money to buy the fruits and veggies. I rack up like $100 a week JUST on that.


frozen veg and fruit is far less expensive and mostly comparative if used in cooking.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Eh.. All the nutrients are pretty much gone and there are preservatives in it. I'm trying to cut out as much as I can with the exception of once or twice a week a good fat juicy big mac lol



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by innervision0730
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Eh.. All the nutrients are pretty much gone and there are preservatives in it. I'm trying to cut out as much as I can with the exception of once or twice a week a good fat juicy big mac lol


my preference is fresh but most frozen veg, at least here in the uk, is frozen within hours of being picked and vitamins and minerals preserved, cooking minimally reduces nutrient loss.

things like frozen green beans, broccolli, peas and lots of other veg freeze well and taste practically the same when cooked.

frozen fruit isn't nearly as good as fresh but frozen berries make good hot oat additions and fruit sauce.
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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Hi Spec..i was thinking about researching to see if strawberries are being faked too..

just don't know if i can handle that much let down in one day.../sigh


I'd suggest NOT looking into the food coloring Carmine.

Just one of the odder things I've found in my research of "food" over the years. I get a little sick just thinking about it.

I have seen carmine in raspberry yogurt. Unsure if I've seen it in strawberry yogurt but I wouldn't be surprised.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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Is there anything real anymore? They're slowly killing us with this fake crap. How many times do we read or here on the news...don't eat this because it causes cancer and than 10 years later they say it's ok because the testing was flawed. What can you believe anymore? In the mean time pass me those fake blueberries.



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