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The Case of the Missing Blueberries or what in YOUR muffin?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I never dreamed it was as bad as this. Did you think those blue bits in your Kellogg's , Betty Crocker, General Mills and Target food store products are actually blueberries as pictured on the label and featured in the name of the product?

Think again.

Though they may have a tiny amount of something derived from blueberries they are actually High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn flour, hydrogenated oil and petroleum derived dyes.

Watch this well produced seven minute video from Natural News. TV to find out more. I guarantee you it is much worse, much more misleading, much more unhealthy than you have ever imagined.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANKIEMOMMY 1/31/2011 10:00PM

    I saw that on the news the other night soooo disguisting! One more reason to cook at home so you know what's in your food!

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VNMINRWI 1/31/2011 12:56PM

    Thank you. I will be sharing. Crazy where you can find that stuff!

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BET212 1/31/2011 12:45PM

    Ick! What an eye opener and even more reason to read those labels and ignore the front of the boxes.

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NEELIXNKES 1/31/2011 11:50AM

    One of my friends had posted this on Facebook and I was surprised about it. Not so much in maybe the special K bars but in muffin mixes, especially since the Aldi brand mix that I have bought in the past as a can of blueberries included to use so to think that bigger name brand wouldn't use the actual fruit was a bit of a shock. Just more reasons to avoid Frankenfood when looking at products.

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CONTENTANDFIT 1/31/2011 11:40AM

    That would be bizarre wouldn't it? But I guess fake raisins in Rains Bran would be no stranger than fake blueberries in Blueberry Muffins. (Better check the bran while you are at it!)

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HEALTHIERKEN 1/31/2011 10:26AM

    aaarrrggghhh! But why am I surprised? Commercially prepared, shelf-stored items are rarely as healthy as they pretend to be. Thank goodness, I buy my blueberries fresh or frozen so I know when I'm eating blueberries. In fact, the only fruit-added cereal I eat is Raisin Bran, and now I'm going to check the ingredients list to see if I'm eating real raisins!!! Thanks for this eye-opener.

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    emoticon wahhhhh, thats scary!! they hide it in everything!! thanks for posting this!

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MICHAELEWELLS 1/30/2011 2:51PM

    ya cant trust nothin no more!
"everybody lies" Dr House Md.

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SPARKYWATSON 1/30/2011 2:26PM

    I saw that same info somewhere else. Shocking! These big companies have one goal only, make money. Don't be fooled, your health is not their concern. I do my best to beware of everything that tries to look like real food but isn't.

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MONTY68 1/30/2011 2:02PM

Thank you for sharing this video. It is a eye opener, surprised but shows how we assume a lot of things about food products. Recently, Purchased a box of Krusteaz Wild blueberry muffin mix and a box of banana /nut muffins. The reason ,it was buy one , get one free. So I went to my cupboard and pulled out the boxes. On the blueberry box, it said set aside the blueberries and rinse. WoW!!!!!!!. On the banana one , the ingredients did disclose, dried bananas and walnuts. I was lucky, picked the right brand and only because a spark friend had made some and said how good they were.
So, Again, thanks for the video and a reminder and question are we really reading and understanding what the labels say.

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