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6/8/13 10:38 P

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When I have doubts about the info on a label, I generally look at several food trackers, and check what they have to say about a generic version of whatever I'm eating, and then go with an average of the data I get. If it's a food I eat fairly often, it's seems worth the trouble of dealing with the "Add a Food" feature... you only have to do it once. Just my 2 cents' worth.

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6/6/13 2:17 P

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What I'm saying is that the other cheese has carbs in it as well, the labeling is likely wrong, so you may as well eat the one you just bought. Nutritional labeling is best used as a guideline not as an exact representation. There is a margin of error allowed automatically in the labeling process, but beyond that, no one routinely follows up on the label info. It usually takes a consumer complaint to get a label revised.

For instance, there was a brand of bread touted at very low carb, but people were routinely seeing insulin/blood sugar spikes when they ate it, so, after an uproar and some bad PR, the company retested the bread and lo and behold it was not even remotely low carb.

So, I'd say to eat the cheese in small doses and enjoy it!

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6/6/13 12:03 P

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I did as you suggested, I added a big 10 ounce portion to my tracker, still said zero carbs. I'm just going to feed this block to my husband and buy a block each of cheddar and Jack. Thanks you!

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6/6/13 10:25 A

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Don't know. I'm inclined to think that the individual cheeses are simply labeled incorrectly and should show 1g or more of carbs per ounce. Nearly all cheese that is not lactose-free will have at least 1g of carbs per ounce.

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6/6/13 12:48 A

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I went to their website and looked and the first 2 have zero carbs. It never occurred to me they'd be different.

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6/5/13 11:03 P

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How many carbs do the others list? There could be a couple of thing going on. Technically, if there is less than one carb in a serving they can either show 0g or less that 1 g. You can usually double check it by putting a huge serving size into the tracker to see how many carbs there really are.

Or, they could just be inaccurate from the get go and the others actually have more carbs than they state.

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6/5/13 9:59 P

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I have had Tillamook cheddar and Tillamook Jack. For a combo so I did have to buy 2 kinds, I got Colby. Colby is a blend of the above cheese so why the heck does Colby have 2 carbs??? Now I'm stuck with a 5pound block of it...

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