IMO the photo that "advertises" the recipe, should be of the recipe as stated. Don't be showing an "ice cream sandwich" made with graham crackers, where the photo clearly shows chocolate on it-- but there is no chocolate included in the recipe or the calorie count. Sort of like deceptive advertising. Bait & switch. The peanut butter cup recipe is the same-- photo shows a chocolate coating over the whole cup and yet the recipe is just a little bit of chocolate syrup on the top. I don't reckon there's any rule or anything, but it always seemed to me that the standard for cookbooks etc was to photo the recipe as stated. If someone wanted to add/ subtract/ modify or whatever... then that would be an additional photo (ie, see Allrecipes. com and user submitted photos).
It's deceptive, and I don't think that's right. If the recipe as stated doesn't look "good enough" to entice people to try it..... then go back and make a better recipe.
I have no opinion about the Cool Whip etc. If I don't want to use those types of things, I'll plug in real whipping cream in the Nutrition Tracker and see how that changes the calories etc. Some people use those things and some don't-- it's a personal choice. I didn't look at all the recipes but they appear (at least for the most part) to be user-submitted; those users chose to reduce the calories with Cool Whip or whatever.
- 9/2/2013 7:00:28 AM