Jason & I got to shop at Whole Foods Market last week. I am like a little kid in a candy store when I go there. I could probably blow our savings in one visit. The produce and meat, in particular, are outstanding. I get even more satisfaction shopping there now, knowing I’m feeding this food to my little one. When we got home from shopping, I was putting away the groceries and made an interesting discovery. I had Progresso Plain Bread Crumbs in my pantry, and the can was still about 3/4 full. I hadn’t realized I still had that much, so I had purchased a can at Whole Foods as well. I decided to compare the two. The price was about a $.50 difference, I think, but let me enlighten you on the difference in the ingredients. No, I’m not making this up…
Whole Foods 365 Brand, Plain Breadcrumbs – Ingredients: Unbleached wheat flour, salt, dried yeast.
Progresso Brand, Plain Breadcrumbs – Ingredients: Bread Crumbs (Enriched flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil [soybean and/or cottonseed and/or corn and/or canola], water, salt. Contains 2% or less of: yeast, honey, molasses, sugar, wheat gluten, whey, soy flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour, corn flour, oat bran, corn meal, rice flour, potato flour, butter, dough conditioners [mono- and diglycerides, sodium and/or calcium stearoyl lactylate, soy lecithin, calcium carbonate], yeast nutrients [ammonium sulfate, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate], vinegar, nonfat milk, buttermilk, lactic acid, calcium propionate and potassium sorbate [preservatives], sesame seeds), oat flour, sunflower seeds, egg.
Does that list scare you like it does me?! We have a friend who is a nutritionist, and he says ‘Don’t eat anything that lists ingredients you can’t pronounce!’ I think there were about 50 of those on this can! SHEESH!
This is probably a boring post to most people, but I am really wanting to feed the best to my family. Sorry, Progresso, you don’t make the cut.