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Would You Like Nutritional Info Printed on Your Food?

Thanks to Giggle for this one...

Apparently there is a lot of buzz about a cookie that has the nutritional information printed right there on the frosting for everyone to see while you chow down. Would this stop you from overeating? Would you enjoy buying food with the nutritional information printed directly on the food? I'm curious what you think, Cookies with nutritional information printed in the frosting -- Cool or not?


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SU3 SU3 10 years
I don't think it's really needed on the frosting of the cookie. I think it's better on the side of the box or package. You already took it out the box/package or wrapping without reading the info on the side... so I think that you are more than likely going to end up eating the cookie even if you see the nutritional info on the frosting...
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
this year i made my resolution to lose all the excess weight, and to keep to it. since then, i have made a conscious effort not to overeat or to indulge in too much greasy or sweet food. one thing that helped was the nutritional info printed on the packages. when there isnt nutritional info, i tend to think Oh, how much can it be, and just eat it. at the end of the day i find out that there are a he1l lot of calories! so i say YEAH, why not? it'd be good for us :D
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
ediable ink is still less healthy than no ink. It's the over processing of our food that is making our nation fat. 50 years ago there was virtually no heart disease and obesity was far less-- now this was way before weight watchers and lean cuisine and all the other stuff that pretends to be good for you that isn't(in fact is a main factor in the problem). they ate potatoes and steak and cookies and whole milk BUT they didn't have twinkies and food with dyes and a billion preservatives. That is the main difference. So why ad dye-- ediable or not to something that already isn't healthy. Don't get me wrong my birthday cake has the colored roses and the whole 9 yards- and i really enjoy it!!! BUT why add it to something that doesn't need it. Honestly who doesn't know before eating a cookie that it's bad for you? TINA!
chatoyante chatoyante 10 years
A lot of the food experience is the presentation, so wouldn't it take some out of the joy out of treating yourself to a big ol' cookie or ice cream cone if it has the aesthetic equivalent of a label emblazoned on it? Plus, I'd rather eat fewer dyes than more, personally. Most restaurants have nutrition information available upon request and most things we buy in the grocery store have some sort of wrapper on which it could be printed, so this seems really unnecessary.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
OMG! I was just talking to my friends about opening a bakery and doing this exact thing printing the nutritional info for each cookie or baked good either on the good itself or actually giving each patron a receipt that has the calorie and nutrition info on it. That way if you want to partake in a sweet treat you know exact how much caloric damage its doing to your daily intake and you can adjust. If you don't like it you can lick the frosting off first. DARN IT! Stupid collective unconconscious, sharing great ideas with everybody!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
i say naw...i would rather eat one cookie without guilt.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I voted cool. I agree with llendril that this seems counterproductive to sales, but I suppose most people who want the cookie regardless of what it says on it. It would make me think twice which is what i need to do. so yay. and it is edible ink...the kind like they use at the deli to air brush simply a printer that use food coloring ink with instead of reg ink. is kind of neat actually. is how you can print pictures and put them on cookies. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
llendril llendril 10 years
you'd think that printing such information on the cookie would be counterproductive in the sales department . . .
goldenfro goldenfro 10 years
Conscious eaters totally don't mind seeing the listed breakdown of ingredients before inhaling the fat laden cooke. Calories are overrated!
Samanna42 Samanna42 10 years
I agree - what's wrong with the side of the box? That way it's not staring you in the face every time you take a bite of that slice of cake. If I really want to know the nutritional information I'll take the time to read the label on the box or look it up on line, otherwise let me eat my 1,000 calorie ice cream sundae in peace, thank you very much.
Hetairai Hetairai 10 years
I can ignore the info there too and just eat the cookie. What's wrong with the side of the box?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I agree about the ink! Ew! (I dont' even like the way colored frosting tastes!)
jendudley jendudley 10 years
yeah, that way I can tally my intakes for the day easier. Not that I do now. I think if I tallied my cal intake now, I would pass out.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I must say that that cookie looks scrumptious though! TINA!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
Honestly i never eat anythign with out reading the nutritional info so if i am eatinga cookie i already know its bad and am willing to cheat- so why add the food dye to the list of crap i just inhaled. TINA!
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