Products that have nutritional labelling that’s not helpful for the shopper

Ferrero-Rocher

You want to shop healthy on your supermarket trolley trundle, but that’s easier said than done when it comes to making an informed choice on the content of Salt, Saturated Fat Sugar in pre-packed food on our supermarket shelves. At worst, nutritional values are not there at all! Some are only half there, and others appear not to be there, but they’re hiding under the outer label that you have to peel off to find them, or you require a magnifying glass to read the eye-squinting values. Not many of us go shopping with such equipment!

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Here is a small selection of the brands that we found that did not measure up on the back nutritional labelling per 100g or per 100ml on  our trolley trundle:

Confectionery:
Ferrero Rocher
No nutritional values on the packaging, but listed on their website.
Sugar, Fat & Saturated Fat are all in the red zone

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate
No nutritional values on the packaging
Sugar, Fat & Saturated Fat will all be in the red zone.

Galaxy Minstrels, Treat Bag
No sugar and saturated fat values.
Sugar, Fat & Saturated Fat will all be in the red zone.

Maltesers, Treat Bag
No sugar and saturated fat values.
Sugar, Fat & Saturated Fat will all be in the red zone.

Food Cupboard:
Marmite Yeast Extract
Hide their nutritional values with double or piled-up labelling.
The peeled back label reveals:  Salt: 10.78g per 100g  – this is seriously high salt. Check it out on the: Nutritional Traffic Light Charts

Bovril Beef  Extract
Hide their nutritional values with double or piled-up labelling.
The peeled back label reveals:  Salt: 11.5g per 100g  – this is seriously high salt. Check it out on the: Nutritional Traffic Light Charts

Wild West Peppered Jerky
No Salt, just the Sodium 1.3g per 100g Value.  This equates to 3.25g per 100 of salt – that’s over half your recommended daily allowance of 6g.

Dairy:
Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

No Salt Value, just the Sodium Value.
Sodium: 0.70g per 100g (you have to multiply Sodium 0.7 by 2.5 which is equivalent to 1.75g of Salt per 100g -  and that’s right into the red zone). Check it out on the: Nutritional Traffic Light Charts

Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar
No Salt, just the Sodium 0.7g per 100 Value which would be right into the red zone.

Soft Drinks:
Old Jamaica Ginger Beer
No Sugar Value just the carbohydrate Value of 16g per 100ml, but they put the full nutritional values on the sugar free version. That’s not on guys! Coca Cola & Pepsi  are not frightened to put the nutritional values on their products, nor should you be! 
Sugar is not displayed, but it will be around 16g per 100ml which is in the red zone big time. Please note that values are recorded differently for drink! Check it out on the drink: Nutritional Traffic Light Charts

Irn Bru
No Sugar Value just the carbohydrate Value of 10.5g per 100ml, but they put the full nutritional values on the sugar free version. They do put it per serving, but come on guys, Red Bull is not frightened to put the nutritional values per 100ml on their product, nor should you be! 
Sugar is not displayed, but it will be around 10.5g per 100ml which is in the red zone.

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Not forgetting:

Barcode: 5060030540933

Wild West Peppered Jerky, 50g
Wild West is one of the many brands on the snack the shelves. Waiting to taste this Peppered Jerky. This product contains corn gluten which is considered safe for most celiacs. However, some celiacs can have an intolerance to corn.

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