Barilla’s shelf-stable cheese tortellini are a nice quick meal for two. Or is it four? The “dinner for two” branding is all very nice until you flip the package over and read the nutrition information. Two hundred calories per serving – well, that’s pretty reasonable. Four servings per package…wha? [More]
“Serving size: 1 serving,” a bag of frozen ravioli I bought recently read. A pasta Zen koan. It wasn’t a single-serve bag, so could they give me the serving size in ounces? Number of ravioli? Just how arbitrary is this “serving size,” anyway? Slate’s Explainer explains: more so than you’d think. [More]
Awhile back we posted about some testing done by a group of local news affiliates that showed that the actual amount of fat (and calories) in certain “healthy” menu items from a variety of restaurants was different than what was listed on the menu.