Annoying Calorie Creep
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I am working hard to track everything I eat, but an annoyance is how calories in foods I eat are "creeping up".
I buy Nature's Own Whitewheat hamburger buns. They USED to be 100 calories. Now they are 110. So when I track, I have to track 1.1 buns.
I bought (for the first time) Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Krunch Bars for my evening treat. Apparently they USED to be 90 calories, because about a zillion people have entered them into the food database at 90 calories. Well guess what? My box says they are 110 calories. I have to enter 1.2 bars into my tracker.
These are just the two examples I've come across TODAY. There are others that elude me just now. How many of us are tracking as usual without realizing we are consuming extra calories due to changing product formulas?
Should food companies be forced to label products: "New and Improved! 20 calories added per serving!"
WHY is this happening, and what to do??