Last weekend we had a nice dinner with family for Mother’s Day. I bought the kids Doritos and my sister-in-law read the ingredients out loud. When’s the last time you read the ingredients? Check it out: whole corn, vegetable oil (corn, soybean and/or sunflower), salt, cheddar cheese, maltodextrin, wheat flour, whey, monosodium Glutamate (MSG), buttermilk solids, romano cheese from cow’s milk, whey protein concentrate, onion powder, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, corn flour, disodium phosphate, lactose, natural and artifical flavor, dextrose, tomato powder, spices, lactic acid, artifical color including yellow 6, yello 5, red 40, citric acid, sugar, garlic powder, red and green bell pepper powder, sodium caseinate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, nonfat milk solids, when protein isolate and corn syrup solids. That’s A LOT of ingredients and lots of artificial stuff.
During the week I purchased a bag of Terra Sweet Potato & Beets Chips. The ingredients in them are: A blend of sweet potatoes and beets, canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil.
So let’s see, that’s 40 ingredients including artificial colors and ingredients in the Doritos, and 3-5 ingredients and no artificial ingredients or colors in the sweet potato and beet chips, which by the way, were delicious. My kids and I especially liked the beet chips!