Friday, September 10, 2010

All-Natural... It's not what it used to be...

While doing my daily perusing of miscellaneous news feeds, I came across this article about syrup. Log Cabin has released a new maple syrup product that it has labeled "All-Natural." The FDA has no clear definition of what "natural" is so many companies have been utilizing this fact to mislead consumers into paying more for a product that is not as "organic" or natural as they would think. <Shocking, I know>

But, I think the really interesting and deceitful thing is their choice in packaging:


Vermonters are not happy to say the least. Can you blame them? A quick look on the ingredients list and you will find that Log Cabin's All Natural Syrup contains 4% Maple Syrup and a bunch of questionably "natural" ingredients, such as: xanthan gum (a natural thickener) and caramel color.

It would be nice if companies would hold more to the spirit of things, instead of the letter of the law. 


6 comments:

Jack said...

Log Cabin: The Heidi Montag of Syrups ;-)

Peter Tabakis said...

What are you talking about? I have xanthan gum and caramel color trees in my backyard.

The Knowledgemonger said...

They also get their runoff from the Potomac... just saying.

Peter Tabakis said...

It just makes the xanthan all the more gummy.

Admiral X said...

Wait, you're asking a capitalist entity to put integrity before profit?

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Peter Tabakis said...

Troll!