Nu go?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by [email protected], Feb 13, 2006.

  1. I was in a store the other day, and a vendor from the Nu Go Nutrition
    company was hawking her "nutrition" bars. I looked at the label to
    see what it was about, and saw that it was made from soy protein,
    sweetened condensed skim milk (more sugar than anything else), Crisp
    Rice (meaning rice flour mixed with sugar), Milk chocolate (more sugar
    than anything else), Corn syrup, etc. The ingredients are all on their
    website. All in all, it was relatively low in fat, high in protein, but
    more sugar than anyother ingredient as far as I could tell. (13g in a
    small bar sized portion)

    I was wondering how many nutritionists would agree that this sort of
    thing is good nutrition. The reason I ask is that I was in the store
    with my wife and mentioned that it didn't seem me to be good nutrition.
    At that point, the vendor started yelling her pitch very loudly. I
    wasn't even talking to the vendor when I then said, "you can read the
    label yourself." The vendor responded by literally yelling "don't
    listen to him!" and then went on yelling her sales pitch. It was
    disturbing that a vendor would tell people not listen to somebody who
    suggests reading the product's label, and then goes on to make claims
    about it. It was also disturbing that a vendor would behave that way.
    But if I'm going to complain to the store, I'd like to get a feel for
    how many nutritionists would call this good nutrition. I don't mind if
    a store wants to sell junk food, and it's up to people to buy what they
    want. But when people are literally yelling in my face about how
    nutritious something is, I'd like to at least know that there's general
    agreement among nutritionists.
     
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  2. MMu

    MMu Guest

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    >I was in a store the other day, and a vendor from the Nu Go Nutrition
    > company was hawking her "nutrition" bars. I looked at the label to
    > see what it was about, and saw that it was made from soy protein,
    > sweetened condensed skim milk (more sugar than anything else), Crisp
    > Rice (meaning rice flour mixed with sugar), Milk chocolate (more sugar
    > than anything else), Corn syrup, etc. The ingredients are all on their
    > website. All in all, it was relatively low in fat, high in protein, but
    > more sugar than anyother ingredient as far as I could tell. (13g in a
    > small bar sized portion)
    >
    > I was wondering how many nutritionists would agree that this sort of
    > thing is good nutrition. The reason I ask is that I was in the store
    > with my wife and mentioned that it didn't seem me to be good nutrition.
    > At that point, the vendor started yelling her pitch very loudly. I
    > wasn't even talking to the vendor when I then said, "you can read the
    > label yourself." The vendor responded by literally yelling "don't
    > listen to him!" and then went on yelling her sales pitch. It was
    > disturbing that a vendor would tell people not listen to somebody who
    > suggests reading the product's label, and then goes on to make claims
    > about it. It was also disturbing that a vendor would behave that way.
    > But if I'm going to complain to the store, I'd like to get a feel for
    > how many nutritionists would call this good nutrition. I don't mind if
    > a store wants to sell junk food, and it's up to people to buy what they
    > want. But when people are literally yelling in my face about how
    > nutritious something is, I'd like to at least know that there's general
    > agreement among nutritionists.


    Just looked at the website.. one bar has 180 calories (in about 40g)!
    No matter how many vitamins they throw in there, no nutritionist that I know
    of would call this good nutrition
    (most nutritionists are not too keen on the hundreds of nutrition bars
    anyway).
     
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