Blueberries FAKED in cereals, bagels, and other foods

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by IrritatedWithUS, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    Blueberry imposters: Fake blueberries may be in your packaged foods on Shine

    I read this article today about impostor blueberries are in our foods like bagels, cereals, and mixes. Betty Crocker, General Mills, Kellogs, and Target brands are just some of the companies caught but not punished. The link has an eye-opening video that I posted below.

    Here's the link to the YouTube video:
  2. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

    That is an eye opener.
    I thought it would have at least some blueberry.
    Makes me wonder what that thing was that was mushy and looked like a blueberry.
    Maybe I don't really want to know.

  3. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student


    To be honest I'm not surprised. GARSH, people are mad cheap now a days.
  4. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

    Don't know when that came out, but it's been goin on fer a long time. Like they said, real ones be expensive, don't make it right but if ya ever looked at em ya could tell them ain't real.
  5. Genevieve

    Genevieve I'm done - gone

    I knew about this years ago. Some consumer reporter did a piece on this subject.
  6. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    12 was reporting it as if it happened today
  7. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

    It happened for me today.
  8. catsraven

    catsraven Meoww

    They have been doing that for years. Look at the label. It will tell you its not real Blue berry's. Its ether raisins or apples soaked in blue berry juice. Usually raisins.
  9. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

    It's seemed for a long time that those "blueberries" were artificially flavored and colored bits of ????

    Gotta watch things like dry soup mixes, too. I notice the labels say "chicken FLAVORED". Probably nothing even remotely from a chicken in the them.
  10. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

    I've been a label reader for so long I sometimes forget that many things that I have known are not generally known.
    As long as I know something isn't real it is not a big deal-look at taco bell "not meat filling" I kinda figured that their ground meat had a great deal of soy/tvp/wheat fillers and looked at the ingredient list before and while I know what is in there I don't mind. It doesn't seem to trigger my food additive allergy and still tastes ok.
    I used to work for a small mom and pop place that had to "die for" burritos and his meat was a 60% beef and 40% soy mix and people just loved it... I never let on and we never had any complaints about allergies(that I knew of) it had the best flavor ever.
    But I do object to folks who sell stuff as "real" or "all beef" etc... like when Beechnut got caught selling baby juice that was labeled as apple juice and it had not one drop of real juice in it. They should have been flogged.
    I am more cranked out of shape over the packages getting smaller for the same damn price!
    Yes I am one of "those" shoppers that take their time and reads the labels and has a calculator to check out the real price--had a woman with a cart full of junk tell me that "my kind" needs to just stop being anal and taking up space in the store and let others shop in peace and to come back "like at midnight or something" so I wouldn't be in the way.:rolleyes:
    And while I know I can be chatty I never even looked at this woman so have no idea what her problem was--I know I wasn't blocking the aisle and was just adding up my list to make sure I was staying on budget.
  11. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    I have noticed that most of the "100% real fruit juice" fruit juices are a blend of whatever flavor they want you to think it is and primarily apple juice
  12. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

    I'm not surprised about this, either. I do, however, have to admit that I never looked into it as closely as I should have. We try to buy as much organic stuff for our son as we can, as well as more and more for DW and me. That, coupled with our garden, is beginning to limit how much of this kind of crap we eat.

    Thanks for the video, and I went and bookmarked the site it's from for some future reading.