Bitty Bites...I Can't Believe It's Not Made with Partially Hydrogenated Oils!
from our food-producing pals over at Unilever. They've decided to remove ALL partially hydrogenated oils (a.k.a. artificial trans fats) from their "tubbed" buttery spreads by the middle of next year. (Among those products are TWO HG faves -- Brummel & Brown and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!) As a result, the spreads will have 0g trans fat per serving. The saturated fat content will remain at 2g (or less) per serving. There goes Smart Balance's smear campaign
. (Get it?! Smear
!?!)Is It Soup Yet???
If you enjoy adding water to concentrated canned soup, listen up. Campbell's is introducing a line of "light" condensed soup
this fall. Each of the five soups debuting in September will contain just 70 - 80 calories per serving. We don't have the full details on all the varieties just yet, but we know that one will be called Vegetable Orzo. And in case you're wondering, these "just add water and heat" soups will cost you about 70 cents less per can than their heat 'n eat counterparts. P.S. Some of the existing condensed soups have as few as 60 cals per serving, so don't limit yourself to light... just read labels carefully!Drivers Fed...
Check this out. According to an online auto insurance agency
, here are the top 10 foods you should avoid while driving...
1. Coffee ('cuz it's hot)
2. Hot soup (like we said, HOT)
3. Tacos (volatile structures)
4. Chili dogs (high risk of drips)
5. Hamburgers (grease = slippery steering wheel)
6. Ribs and wings (potential finger-licking interference)
7. Fried chicken (again, grease)
8. Jelly donuts (the draw of the oozy center is apparently distracting)
9. Soda (fizz leads to sneezing)
10. Chocolate (warm hands cause melting; slick steering wheels cause swerving)
We think you should pretty much avoid eating most of these even when you're NOT driving. (Unless they're guilt-free HG versions, of course.) And, um, we don't really recommend eating ANYTHING while driving. "So Sue Me!"
Now that nutritionals are being made public, restaurants REALLY need to watch their backs. Applebee's has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit
as some of its Weight Watchers dishes were tested and found to have more fat and calories than the menus claimed. Scary stuff for consumers and
chains, considering the fact that the kid whipping up an entree in the kitchen probably couldn't give a rat's hat about the three extra tablespoons of oil he poured on your tilapia. Be careful, people... it's a greasy world out there.