Carbs, sugars & fibres

Product review:  Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

Product review: Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

Do you prefer jam or fruit spread on your pikelets or scones? Is fruit spread a healthier choice than plain ol’ jam? It certainly sounds as if it is. Here we’ve reviewed four popular jams and fruit spreads, comparing the same strawberry variant against a straight strawberry conserve plus a spread with no cane sugar at the other extreme.

27 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

20 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

Can you really get something healthy from a plant that produces something unhealthy? It appears so. An Australian company has found a...

27 January 2016 by Guest post

Q. How much sugar is OK in flavoured yoghurt?

Q. How much sugar is OK in flavoured yoghurt?

The question in full: Q. Aside from plain yoghurt, which of the non-plain types would you suggest ? All the ones I have looked at...

25 November 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

Lately my social media feeds have been flooded with photos of ‘sugar-free’ sweet treats. Made popular by celebrity, Sarah Wilson,...

7 October 2015 by Catherine Saxeby and Megan Cameron-Lee

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - 10 things I’ve learned about it

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - 10 things I’ve learned about it

High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is a controversial ingredient with a nasty reputation. On the one hand, shoppers avoid it in the...

2 September 2015 by Catherine Saxelby