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Taste Test: Hot Chocolate

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, March 28, 2011

hot chocolate

Spring may be officially here, but cooler temperatures keep coming back for more. Get through what’s hopefully the last cold snap of the season with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. We rated 5 popular brands, looking at taste and the amount of added sugar — find out our top picks.

Get the hot chocolate taste test results »

Get The Facts: Iodized Salt

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, March 25, 2011


With all the salt talk going on, we sometimes forget that the type of salt we use matters. In 1924 the government fortified salt with the mineral iodine for our health and well-being. Today, iodized salt  is being examined by the Japanese to possibly help protect against thyroid cancer as a result of recent radiation exposure. Here’s what you need to know about iodized salt.

Frequently-asked questions: Iodized salt

Talking to the Experts: Supermarket Dietitians

by in Grocery Shopping, March 24, 2011
Outside ShopRite's Dietitian booth, pictured: ShopRite Community Affairs VP Tom Urtz, the author, Corporate Dietitian Natalie Menza and Retail Dietitian Stacey Jackson.

Wondering which crackers are better for you? Or what to eat for a healthy heart? At many supermarkets across the country, there’s an in-store dietitian to answer your questions and help you compare food labels. As more grocery stores around the country jump on the trend of hiring an in-house nutrition expert, I spoke to the dietitians at ShopRite supermarket in White Plains, New York about what they do and what you should ask your market’s dietitian.

Dietitians: Coming to a supermarket near you »

Talking to the Experts: Food Label Guru Bonnie Taub-Dix

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 7, 2011


Want the inside scoop on label reading? We spoke to registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix, author of the new label-decoding book Read It Before You Eat It. Check out her responses to Healthy Eats’ reader questions, and find out the biggest mistakes shoppers make.

Read more »

Taste Test: Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives

by in Taste Test, March 2, 2011

soy milk

Whether it’s because of allergies or other personal or dietary reasons, many folks choose to avoid cow’s milk. For a while, soy was the only option at many stores – not anymore! We tested 5 types of milk alternatives for taste and nutrition.

See how milk alternatives compare »

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pretzels

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2011
Which pretzel crunched the competition? See our taste test results.

Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.

Get the pretzel taste-test results »

Pantry Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011

canned beans

We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.

What to stock and what to skip »

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, January 7, 2011

Food Labels

Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels, things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. We’ve rounded up the top 10 food label boobie traps.

10 food label tricks »

Spooky Taste Test: Dark Chocolate

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, October 28, 2010
Which Chocolate Won Out?

In the spirit of Halloween, we polled our Facebook fans and taste tested your favorite brands of dark chocolate. Read up on the nutrition facts and learn if your favorite dark chocolate is really a treat or just tricky marketing.

Find out which chocolate won out »

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz on NuVal Scores

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
Photo courtesy NuVal LLC

Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.

Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »