MarketBasket: Supermarket smarts

AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer
AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer
Posted: January 26, 2012

Eat This, Not That! takes on the supermarket. Warning the reader away from the overpriced, over-sugared, heavily marketed pitfalls of food stores, the book offers jaw-dropping data, such as that Healthy Choice's sweet & sour chicken has more sugar than a Reese's-flavored Klondike Bar (opt for the oven-roasted chicken instead) and that Hot Pockets are made with dehydrated sardines.

The many charts compare tastes, nutrition, and value of everyday products such as salad dressings, breakfast shakes, and peanut butter. (Hint: Go with the full-fat Jif and mayo made with olive oil.)

 

- Ashley Primis

"Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide" (Rodale, 2011), $19.99 at bookstores, rodalebooks.com.

 

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