A kid’s point of view: Misleading products

By Colleen, age 11

colleenV8 is supposed to be a healthy drink, but V8 Splash is actually only 5 percent juice — can you believe that?

Mom had picked some up for my sleepover last week, thinking it would at least be better than Sunny D. But she was in a rush and didn’t look at the label. I did — and discovered that high fructose corn syrup is the second ingredient, after water!

So basically it was no healthier than Hawaiian Punch, only it didn’t taste as good.  Oh well, at least my sleepover was fun!


Mom should’ve looked more closely at the label before she bought this “healthy drink!”


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5 Responses to A kid’s point of view: Misleading products

  1. Good job! A lot of foods that are labeled as healthy aren’t really that healthy.. but because most people don’t check labels thoroughly they fall for the marketing scheme.

  2. Jeff Novick offers humorous videos on food and food labels. Here is one

  3. tischcaylor says:

    Looks interesting, Mike. I’ll have to show this to Colleen when she gets home from “Little Sibs” weekend at her big sis’ college tomorrow.

  4. She tried, and now you know better for next time.
    Last week I was at the grocery store looking at bread. They all have a dozen ingredients now and many had added wheat gluten!
    Live and learn.

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