Additives & labels

I-Spy Hidden Sugar! The unsavoury truth of savoury sauces

I-Spy Hidden Sugar! The unsavoury truth of savoury sauces

Tomato, barbecue, chilli, mustard, horseradish. We all love a slurp of sauce and it’s so easy with store-bought brands as you just squeeeeeeze or plop it on your food. Sauces add that appetising mix of tangy and sweet to steaks, sausages, ribs and heaps of other savoury foods. What we often don’t realise is that they contain a fair whack of added sugar. Do you know how much hidden sugar there is in your favourite sauce?

20 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Q: What is the difference between Coke Life and regular Coca Cola?

Q: What is the difference between Coke Life and regular Coca Cola?

A. Coke Life, is a bit of a marketing ploy really. It delivers a modest reduction in sugar compared with regular Coke and has a tenth...

9 March 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

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Health Halo overload

I’ve never seen so many nutrition claims on one pack before! Here in my hand is a bag of corn chips that has just about every...

10 February 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

No more Tick! What were they thinking?

No more Tick! What were they thinking?

This week on the 8th December 2015, the Heart Foundation announced it is retiring the red Tick after 26 years! Retiring it in favour...

10 December 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

5 label claims you need to be wary of

5 label claims you need to be wary of

Do you check the label for fat before you buy? Or do the words “No cholesterol” or “Fat-free” persuade you that a product is...

9 September 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

What is inulin?

What is inulin?

You’ve seen it on the labels of liquid breakfasts, meal replacement shakes, protein drinks, muesli bars and high-fibre yoghurts....

11 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby