Fake Blueberries -- the Scandal !
Just in time for national Blueberry Pancake Day (Friday, Jan. 28) and just on the heels of the Taco Bell faux beef scandal comes a report that those "blueberries" you think you're eating in many cereals, pastries and muffins actually aren't blueberries at all, but rather chemical concoctions of sugar, corn flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, artificial flavors and colors like Blue #1 and Red #40.
The report, by investigative reporter and
"Health Ranger" Mike Adams on Natural News TV, looks at a number of
popular mass-market products, including Target's blueberry bagels,
Kellogg's "Blueberry Muffin" Frosted Mini Wheats and Betty Crocker's
Blueberry Muffin Mix. Only the bagels contain any real blueberries,
according to the report, bulked up by "blueberry bits" made of sugar,
corn cereal, modified food starch, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,
artificial flavor, cellulose gum, salt and Blue #2, Red #40, Green #3
and Blue #1.
Best of all, though, is General Mills' Total
Blueberry Pomegranate cereal, which contains neither real blueberries
nor real pomegranates.
If you want to watch the video or read the transcript, go here. I can't wait for a report on fake blueberries by Fox News. It would be so deliciously appropriate.
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