Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Snack City

I have always been one for snacks and since I was a child my favorite has always been Pepperidge farm Goldfish. Goldfish contain the following ingredients:
         Wheat Flour Unbleached Enriched (Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vegetable oil (Canola oil, Soybean oil, Milk , Salt, Contain 2% or less of the following: Yeast, Leavening, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate, Sugar, Spice (Onion, Powder)
  •  Reduced Iron- Product of rust that has been "de-rusted" by applying elcetricity and hydrogen
  • Folic Acid- Product of bacteria treated with multiple acids until only Folic acid is left
  • Annatto- Is made from achiote tree. It is mostly used to color cheeses orange (like cheddar). In its pure form it tastes lightly sweet and peppery. Some people say that it tastes similar to nutmeg. Annatto is one of the top 10 food allergens in America.
  • Soybean Oil- Oil is squeezed from the soybean when it is pressed.
Pepperidge Farm is a division of  the Campbell's Soup Label. They have come up with eighteen different flavors and multiple different shapes. They were originally manufactured in Sweden and then introduced to America. T
heir Goldfish catch phrase is "The Snack that Smiles Back", which goes along with what they write at the top of the ingredients listed on every bag: "Made With Smiles". Goldfish are a relatively healthy snack but they are still not organic or natural. They are processed. I feel that Pepperidge Farm makes a good effort with their slogans, commercials, and games on their boxes to rope in children and parents who are looking for a cheap cracker.
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