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Are You Still Buying by the Pictures and Not Labels?

Last year I wrote a post about buying products based on the pictures and not the labels.  In that article I pointed out several instances where the pictures on the front of product did not jive with the labels.  It happens more often than we are aware.  The post is called “Are You Buying the Pictures on the Labels?” It is a good read.

Recently it was brought to my attention that this deception was still going on in the marketplace.  One of the most obvious deceptions is Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal from General Mills.  The trick here is there are NO blueberries or pomegranates in this “Blueberry Pomegranate” cereal. Fake blueberries! That is like having a chocolate chip cookie with no chocolate.  What General Mills does here is use “natural flavorings”  to give the taste of blueberries and pomegranates.  The bits that sort of look like fruit is actually “fruit flavored clusters”  made from various sweeteners, natural & artificial flavors and artificial colors such as Red 40 and Blue 2.  No real fruit here.

So wise up friends and read the labels.  Yeah, I know the print is small, so carry a magnifying glass with you if you have to, but read the label.  Or you could get your Real Blueberries from Shaklee’s Blueberry Almond Crisp Meal-In-A-Bar!  Real Blueberries!! Real Almonds!  Delicious.

Shaklee's Blueberry Almond Crisp Meal-In-A-Bar

Blueberry Almond Crisp Meal-In-A-Bar are packed with 20 grams of protein to help control hunger and 6 grams of fiber to fill you up, plenty of vitamins and minerals, plus delicious Blueberries to satisfy your taste buds.  No artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives added.  A delicious, healthy and satisfying meal at home or on-the-go.  Powered by LeucineTM to help preserve muscle while you lose weight.  Low glycemic.

And if you want to save a few dollars, there is a special offer from Shaklee that will save you an additional 10%!  GET 10% OFF! LIMITED TIME ONLY. Available March 7 – March 20, 2011. Must use this item code, Item #89141. Subject to discontinuation or change without notice.

I eat these each week and enjoy them for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on how busy my day is.  I know you will enjoy them too.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Very enlightening many thanks,

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