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Which Label Buzz Phrase Appeals to You the Most?

Is it me, or are packages becoming more and more like tiny billboards? Companies place popular buzz phrases, like "fat free" and "low in calories," all over their boxes to reel you in and convince you to buy their products. I hate to admit it, but I totally fall for their ploys. "Organic" and "trans fat free" are a few of my faves. So tell me . . .

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moonlite moonlite 8 years
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I tend to eat foods that ARE low-calorie, not that advertise it...if it's advertised, the calories are probably made up for somewhere else, like fat, sodium, etc. I always choose whole-grains and low sugar items as well.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
Organic. Low Carb. (And diet coke out the a$$.) But what the hell is Low Gluten? I got my daughter some vitamins that say that and I'm like wtf!?! (I'm out of my regular prenat vits, so I've been taking her silly gummy vitamins.. and it just puzzles me even more.)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
sugar free for me
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I like High Fiber! Fiber fills me up and keeps me cleaned out! ha ha ha I distrust anything that says "low fat" or "fat free" because sugar is used to make up for the flavor lost in taking out the fat. Whole grain is good too! But I do love organic produce, it tends to last longer and tastes better!
usinda usinda 8 years
High-fiber, low-sodium, and sometimes organic, but really, what benefit are you going to get from a processed organic food like crackers or cookies? I avoid anything diet and sugar-free, as those artificial sweeteners are worse for you than regular sugar in the long run, and I don't look for low-fat unless it's referring to dairy, etc., because you need good fats. And I always read the ingredients first thing, because a product can say "Natural" and still have high fructose corn syrup in it.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
I go for the whole grains!
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 8 years
Red Sharpie, I've done the same thing before, which only contributed to my blanket distrust of trendy health labels. Every time I think I found some awesome susbstitute for something bad I end up discovering that it's probably worse than the original version.
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 8 years
I tend to not trust any food that needs a label to say that it's good for us. Typically the best food you can eat is the kind that doesn't come with a label at all. So much of the stuff on that list can be avoided (or gained) just by avoiding processed food (which always has a label). I'm not saying I don't eat processed junk some of the time, just saying that avoiding bad stuff isn't rocket science. The labels of the food industry are so loosely interpreted that they're not really helpful. Almost any product can get one of the above labels on it, making it seem "healthy". Even high fructose corn syrup can be labeled "organic".
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
I'd have to say organic. I can't count the number of times I've excitedly picked up something proclaiming itself to be organic only to slam it back down in disgust after seeing the ingredient list and promising myself to never be fooled again.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Trans-fat free appeals the most to me. It's one thing to be fat free, but trans fats are the most dangerous all across the board.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually look for low calorie items because a lot of "fat free" or "low carb" foods are actually higher/equal in calories to the real thing anyways. I still read the labels and look for other nutritional info though.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It depends on the item. Low sodium grabs my attention, but like some posters, I still read the ingredients list and nutritional info.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Oh jeez. None of those that have to do with dieting appeals to me. Except for whole grain. That one is alright. And as awful as it is, I love my artificial flavours and preservatives and high sodium content, cholesterol infested, fattening foods.
curlykel13 curlykel13 8 years
HIGH FIBER!! Haha, I try to have more than I'm supposed to have of fiber everyday.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
vegan, organic, low sodium
Allytta Allytta 8 years
oragnic, whole grainds and no trans fats. that lite stuff doesn't work on me as i try to avoid produce like that.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
I feel that low sodium is the only one with real meaning. But I'll be honest, I am always fooled by the organic label.
SweetNGlow SweetNGlow 8 years
Low carb, still.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
fat free has usually been the one that i focus on first - for a majority of products. there are other things that i look for but this is the one that i gravitate to most of the time.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Low sodium and organic, although I will still read the ingredients list
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 8 years
lizs lizs 8 years
I don't think of most of these, especially organic and gluten-free, as catch phrases (or "buzz phrases"...they're just truths about the foods in question. Consumers need to educate themselves so they can separate facts from marketing and know what all of these words mean.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I'm pretty easily swayed by an organic label. I've been trying to better educate myself because I know that this label can sometimes be deceiving.
missyd missyd 8 years
Low Cal hauls me in...
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