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nutrition facts question
So I've been buying as a mid afternoon snack this small bag of cheap honey roasted peanuts. Usually I avoid them because all the major brands are like 300 cals for nothing or like 5 servings in a teeny bag...and LOADED with sugar. But this one is one of those 2 for 99cents kinda bags and it says : serving- one bag, calories per serving- 160, sugar per serving- 4 grams, carbs protein and fat all seem pretty regular. but the bag is just as big as the other high cal high sugar bags and it tastes just the same! is it possible that the nutrition facts are false or made up?
Tue. Feb 14, 6:16pm
I think it depends on the amount of ounces in each of the packages ... if the sweet nuts average 120 calories in 1 oz, and the plain nuts average 100 calories in 1 oz, it may be realistic. If there's too much difference in the average calorie/oz then its likely either a label-typo or the difference that can crop up when establishing a food's kcals (labs do not always measure the same). I think if it looks like a big enough difference that you think its misleading then you can report it somewhere ... but, sorry, I don't remember where!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 7:50 PM
Could be dry roasted vs. roasted w/ added oil plus the sugar coating. Did you read the ingredients?
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:21 PM
yea so I solved the mystery... the bag reads : One bag( 28 g) but the front says 3oz which is 3 times that much! that cant be allowed!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:30 PM
Yes, I would say they screwed up. See what it says a serving is by weight then measure them. I found some pretzels that said 14 twists to a serving, I looked at the size of them and thought no way, so I measured it out by how many ounces it said a serving was and wouldn't you know it it wasn't 14 pretzel twists but 7 that came to the weight per serving. You can also contact the company the info should be on it. But as a rule of thumb a serving of nuts is about a handful, if your hand is small. I know 14 almonds is a serving.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 11:53 PM
I think a lot of companies are being very sneaky about this, and some are outright lying. If it seems to good to be true, it's worth further investigating, and it might not be true after all.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 4:53 AM
I thought it was 22 raw almonds per serving (1 oz). I actually weighed it out, and 22 did come to about 1ounce.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 11:00 AM
Legally, nutrition information - including calories - can be off by up to 20% without attracting the attention of the FDA. I found this out in an article a few years ago (5 maybe?) about Weight Watchers getting in trouble for their frozen pizza -- they listed the calories as 300 but they clocked in at 400 when tested. How evil is that??
My most recent nut experience involved an 85g/3oz bag of honey roasted peanuts that listed a single serving as 34g (instead of the obvious 28g/1oz) so they could get away with listing the number of servings as "about 2". Sneaky sneaky sneaky.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:31 PM
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