It really gets under my skin when manufacturers print misleading or downright false information on their labels. My boss drinks an energy drink. It is a 16oz can. 28 grams of carbs and 2 servings per can. Now, to me, if it is a 16oz bottle with a cap, you can say it is 2 servings. A can, without a cap, is a one serving can so the carbs on this should be 56 grams or, almost 4 carb servings. This happens with cereal also. I often will pour a bowl, what I would consider to be a "normal" serving, then measure and find it is what the manufacturer considers to be 2-4 servings. By fooling with these numbers manufacturers can make any food "good".
For some reason I don't have a chocolate bar handy, so these are made up numbers. Suppose a chocolate bar has 90 grams of carbs to the bar. Now most people eat the entire bar in one setting. The manufacturer wants the bar to be diabetic friendly so they list the bar as being 8 servings and even score it to break into 8 pieces. So now we have 11.25 grams per piece or, on the front of the bar they can legally print, "Diabetic Friendly. Less than 1 carb (serving) per serving". So, take some time today and have some fun and make one of the foods that are on your "NO" list diabetically friendly, just by fooling around with the label information. Love ice cream? I can make Haagen Dias (?sp) diabetic friendly, just for you. So read your labels. Read the manufacturer's portion size and the carb count for that portion. Remember the labels are required to be there and the manufacturer will use them to their best interest, not yours.
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