Food News

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.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bill Citara