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Old 01-29-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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Most overused food item

What item do you think is used too much in commercial food products???

As much as I like Ranch dressing...I think it's being used a little too much.

What do you think???

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Old 01-29-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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Water?

For a while Chipotle was a big fad and never done right, it always meant "spicy ketchup" in comercial products.
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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sugar or sweeteners. Until you have to watch your sugar intake, you won't believe the amount of sugar that is in our foods.
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deff sugar and salt
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
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sodium content is ridiculous. canned food, like canned soup, beans, canned meats and chili and veggies... pretty much the vast majority of canned stuff... it's all pretty much sodium-laden. chips, pretzels, frozen foods, especially frozen meals, even cereals. just all kinds of stuff. i don't really eat this stuff cause i don't want to get puffy from retaining water but i do sometimes have like 3 oz. of canned soup or a few oz. of canned beans. and i AM a beef jerky junkie, but i always drink bunches of fluids after i have some of that. i came up with a recipe that pretty much eliminates the soy sauce and uses worcestershire instead but i usually buy it.
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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Salt but I love it.
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:37 PM   #7
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The item that seems to be in everything is aspartame. I can't ingest it, so I look on labels & it's everywhere! You guys have it right with the salt issue too - my gosh - I know it's a preservative, but....must we have oodles of it?
As for foods that americans overuse:
I totally agree w/Ranch dressing
and would like to also include ketchup!
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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How about "low carb" labels. I have two identical bottles of Kraft Italian Dressing, one pre- "low carb" and one with a "low carb" label. Zero difference in ingredients. :roll:
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:29 PM   #9
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I'd have to say salt and sugar. Ever get fries from McDonalds that were covered in salt? bleck! I scrape it off.

Dampcharcoal mentioned about low carb labels and I have to agree. Today I was going to buy a low carb box of gummy fruits for my daughter. It had 24 carbs per package in the low carb brand, and the regular brand had 21 carbs. Ever notice the low carb things are more expensive?
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LOL!!! I still think this whole low-carb thing is a big scam.
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