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.)
100% fat free
If it says "organic" I avoid it like the plague. I'm fine with herbicides, pesticides, added hormones, and chemicals.
a lot of it is marketing speak!
"Buy one get two free".
Not tested on animals
Made In The USA
Made in the USA, not tested on animals, paraben-free
Made in the USA
Gluten free, no GMO's, no MSG
For beauty products, I look for not tested on animals.
Milk without growth hormones. Those hormones affect ppl too. Since we used them little girls got their periods sooner.
First period I might add.
Forgot that one too! The Mrs. allows pasteurized but not homogenized milk in the house. Homogenized screws with her GI tract.
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
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)
All natural will catch my eye but I'll still have to read the ingredients.
Not much except made in the USA.
Which I'm proud to say.
I did today.
hmmm. even rhymed along the way.
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
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.
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.
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.
GMO-free. "Organic" doesn't actually mean anything.
"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.
No added sugar.
5 digit code : 9-xxxx . Starting with 9 signifies that the product is organic and non GMO
I did not know that. I will also start looking for that as well.
Fair amount of reading but it won't hurt . plucodes.com/docs/users_guide.pdf
It's all marketing hype.
Not all of it. 100% whole grain is supposed to mean exactly that; that ALL the grain content is whole.
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.
If you count the ingredients list and nutritional information as a whole, then yeah.
Same here. If the package says gluten free, it catches my eye.
I like the nutritional facts for the chips you buy at gas stations. Servings per bag: 2.. Lol
I like whole onions in rings and cheddar cheese only in my poppers.
Nope because all the stuff on the label is hype, to sell the product.
No Trans Fat!!!
Look at the nutrition box: 60 grams saturated fat.
They didn't technically lie...
Also: Doctor Phil with a Beiber haircut? Why?
Oh somebody said something about me needing to change my photo.. I kind of forgot about it.
Sir? Are you trying to tell us something Xerces?
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.
Nope. I don't buy much that comes in packages, though.
Made in the USA.
Yes. This at least gets my attention.
No because most of its lies anyway.
"V" learned to trust most organic labeling.