2009/06/26

The ingredients war

First picture : a cereal bar I bought during Interbike 2008, Las Vegas. 2 other pictures : a cereal bar I bought lately in Andorra. Look at the ingredients list : around 30 ingredients for the first one. Only 2 ingredients in the other bar. Why so many ingredients in the first bar ? Are they all necessary ? Probably not, as the 2 ingredients of the second bar are enough to make a good cereal bar...
Funny question : how can they put so many ingredients in one single bar ? Where do they find room for that ?
Anyway, if you like simple things, choose the bar with less ingredients. Your health will probably salute this choice.
For those who think USA only make juke food : both bars are made in the USA. Ok, I know, the bar I bought in Andorra did a long trip (= pollution) to reach Andorra. Not the best environmentally friendly attitude...
Première photo : une barre de céréales achétée durant Interbike 2008 à Las Vegas. Les 2 autres photos : une barre de céréales achetée récemment en Andorre. Voyez la liste des ingrédients : environ 30 pour la première. Seulement 2 pour l'autre barre. Pourquoi autant d'ingrédients dans la première barre ? Sont-ils tous utiles ? Sans doute non puisque les 2 ingrédients de la 2e barre suffisent pour donner une barre de bon gout.
Question amusante : comment font-ils pour mettre autant d'ingrédients dans une seule barre ? Où trouvent-ils la place ?
Bref, si vous aimez les choses simples, choisissez la barre avec le moins d'ingrédients. Votre santé vous en remerciera.
Pour ceux qui pensent que les Etats-Unis ne savent produire que de la malbouffe : les 2 sont fabriquées aux USA. Je reconnais que la barre que j'ai achetée en Andorre a voyagé longuement (donc pollution) pour y arriver. Pas le mieux d'un point de vue écologie.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah here in the U.S.A Most of us are all sick of the amount of ingredients that go into our foods. Big push at least in my area of the states to buy local home grown products. From vegies, fruits, to meats. At least thats how I try to be, and how I'm trying to teach my kids. Nature and bmx my fav. Keep it up Superstar!

Fix Up said...

Good to see a BMX company promoting healthy and natural food. BMX puts a lot of strain on your body and we should only eat the best, most natural foodstuffs to facilitate recovery. If you can't find natural energy bars the alternative is to make your own. But try to make them actually taste nice and crispy instead of weird and rubbery. Apparently chocolate milk is pretty good for energy and recovery. Sorry for all the links, I hope you don't think I'm spamming - my blog is a labour of love, no money made from it.

Med said...

Hi 2 guys, thanks for your comments. We don't have many comments on this page. Happy to read them.
Both of you say interesting things. Both of you are into the "Food DIY" and/or local purchases. All good, guys.