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XercesBlue October 20th, 2013 10:38pm

Is there anything companies tend to put on their packaging as marketing that you keep an eye out for or are impressed by? (Example: 100% Real (product), Organic, Made with (specific type/brand of ingredient) etc.)

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rickvee Living the dream
10/20/13 8:17 pm

If it says "organic" I avoid it like the plague. I'm fine with herbicides, pesticides, added hormones, and chemicals.

rons screw politicians
10/20/13 7:16 pm

a lot of it is marketing speak!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/20/13 6:34 pm

"Buy one get two free".

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jmw7477 Indiana
10/20/13 6:13 pm

Not tested on animals

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/20/13 5:57 pm

Made in the USA, not tested on animals, paraben-free

jmz1202 Sacramento
10/20/13 5:32 pm

For beauty products, I look for not tested on animals.

GeneralDevin MN
10/20/13 4:57 pm

Milk without growth hormones. Those hormones affect ppl too. Since we used them little girls got their periods sooner.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/20/13 4:59 pm

Forgot that one too! The Mrs. allows pasteurized but not homogenized milk in the house. Homogenized screws with her GI tract.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/20/13 4:55 pm

At our natural food co-co, a couple years after operation they went through everything and found 20% was organic, but of Chinese origin. The phrase is "organic soaked in diesel oil." I look for as local as possible. Peace coffee is two years into

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/20/13 4:57 pm

a P6 campaign, labeling products that are essentially produced by small vendors, employee owned, and within 200 miles of our location. Nice concept imnsho. (in my not so humble opinion)

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/20/13 4:34 pm

All natural will catch my eye but I'll still have to read the ingredients.

ncbuc Get Over It
10/20/13 4:26 pm

Not much except made in the USA.

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ncbuc Get Over It
10/20/13 4:56 pm

Which I'm proud to say.
I did today.


hmmm. even rhymed along the way.

;)

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 4:15 pm

I look more closely at the ingredients list than anything else, and secondarily at the nutrition panel. If I'm buying anything with a grain in it, I look for "100% whole grain," not for "contains whole wheat" or any other waffle words. I don't

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 4:17 pm

particularly care if something is organic, I don't care if it contains gluten, dairy or GMOs (unless I'm buying for certain people who do care, but that's rare). I know that "natural" and "made with ___" are usually waffle words.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 4:19 pm

I buy mostly whole foods; my processed foods tend to be things like yogurt, soy milk, cottage cheese, a couple brands of pasta sauce, & pasta. No mixes. So that eliminates a lot of issues. I try to get well-fed-&-raised animal products.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 4:14 pm

I shy away from most food especially fish from China, Thailand and Vietnam. And now most food from Japan. Also I avoid "mechanically separated" meat and poultry, and "minced" fish. I look for USA and regional food and am more veggie than meat now.

Nadinochka Narnia
10/20/13 4:03 pm

GMO-free. "Organic" doesn't actually mean anything.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 4:11 pm

"Organic" is *supposed* to mean something, although I've seen some controversy over it recently. "Natural" is the one that really doesn't have any regulated meaning.

Isomax TIC TOC
10/20/13 3:50 pm

5 digit code : 9-xxxx . Starting with 9 signifies that the product is organic and non GMO

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/20/13 3:52 pm

I did not know that. I will also start looking for that as well.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/20/13 3:50 pm

It's all marketing hype.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 4:12 pm

Not all of it. 100% whole grain is supposed to mean exactly that; that ALL the grain content is whole.

rainman1088
10/20/13 3:48 pm

Organic / non-GMO ... But aside from meat and some fruits and veggies, I grow our food, so I only have to worry about it sometimes. And with meat, grass-fed and no antibiotics.

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PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/20/13 3:43 pm

If you count the ingredients list and nutritional information as a whole, then yeah.

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XercesBlue ...
10/20/13 3:44 pm

Same here. If the package says gluten free, it catches my eye.

XercesBlue ...
10/20/13 3:45 pm

I like the nutritional facts for the chips you buy at gas stations. Servings per bag: 2.. Lol

fixitlater My Life
10/20/13 3:42 pm

I like whole onions in rings and cheddar cheese only in my poppers.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/20/13 3:42 pm

Nope because all the stuff on the label is hype, to sell the product.

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/20/13 3:41 pm

No Trans Fat!!!

Look at the nutrition box: 60 grams saturated fat.

They didn't technically lie...

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/20/13 3:50 pm

Also: Doctor Phil with a Beiber haircut? Why?

XercesBlue ...
10/20/13 4:07 pm

Oh somebody said something about me needing to change my photo.. I kind of forgot about it.

MJSeals J.D.
10/20/13 3:41 pm

Sir? Are you trying to tell us something Xerces?

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XercesBlue ...
10/20/13 3:43 pm

Woman don't tend to like people saying "yes ma'am" to them. It makes them feel old.. Although.. I'm going to guess they don't like being told "Yes sir" either. Lol. I prefer the latter as it rolls off the tongue better.

beanD California
10/20/13 3:41 pm

Cotton clothing.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/20/13 3:40 pm

Nope. I don't buy much that comes in packages, though.

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/13 3:40 pm

Made in the USA.

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zuko on deck
10/20/13 3:42 pm

Yes. This at least gets my attention.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 3:39 pm

No because most of its lies anyway.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/20/13 3:40 pm

"V" learned to trust most organic labeling.