Here’s something to choke on. The “blueberries” inside that muffin or cereal you love so much might not actually have ever been blueberries. Instead, they are a composite of sugars and starches that have been dyed blue. Check the label. If it says “blueberry flavored chrunchlets,” for instance, those are actually sugars, soybean oil, red #40 and blue #2. Reached for comment, Kellogg’s told NPR that the stuff is “labeled in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.” Well that takes care of that. If it’s not illegal and is profitable, do it. [More]
Walmart offers rain checks. Not everyone is aware of this, including people who work at and manage Walmart stores. The mega-retailer has few advertised specials that would require rain checks, you see. That’s how a disabled Florida senior citizen ended up having the police called in and being banned for life from Walmart after he tried to get a rain check for a pint of blueberries. [More]
The NYT Well Blog has a list of 11 healthy foods that you’re probably not eating. Why? Because they’re beets and cabbage, that’s why. Oh well, maybe you can get Jerry Seinfeld’s wife to tell you how other people figured out how to hide these foods in pizza. Just kidding, they’re not all bad. There’s blueberries! And cinnamon!