Reflections on 2012 and looking forward to 2013

refreshersingredients

As we approach the end of 2012, it is time to reflect on the past year of flavorscientist.  The searched terms that brought readers to www.flavorscientist.com include the following: Chobani nutritional value (over 8,000 searches) Starbucks Refreshers ingredients (over 2,400 searches) are Belvita biscuits good for you (over 1400 searches) is Sobe Coconut water good for you (over 450 searches) how much caffeine in Starbucks Refreshers (over 300 searches) We want to know what is in the food we buy and how it affects our body. The term used in the food industry is transparency. How our food is grown, produced, developed and marketed is not information that the food industry is always willing to share. The industry is complicated … [Read more...]

Planters NUT·rition Peanut butter with Energy Mix, Flavor Review

NUTrition Peanut Butter w/Energy Mix

Should Peanut Butter be loaded with flavor? Legally, peanut butter is a food prepared by grinding roasted peanuts and has no more than 10% of the weight of ingredients as seasonings and stabilizing ingredients. The United States goes on to say (21 CFR164.150) that artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives and color additives are not suitable for peanut butter. Peanut butter is a nutritious food and it should stay that way. Planters is offering the consumer a little something different: NUT·rition peanut butter with energy mix.  It comes in three flavors: Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut Berry Nut Banana Granola Nut The NUT·rition line from Planters is a brand that started with nut … [Read more...]