Nutritional Facts; can you read them? +GIVEAWAY

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I’d like to think I know a decent amount about reading and understanding nutritional facts when grocery shopping. Being able to decipher if a product is good enough for me and my family or better to just put back on the shelf to hopefully collect dust. I’ll be the first to admit that I could know more but it’s just one of those daunting tasks that google and I just haven’t yet made the time for.

Until opportunity came knocking (and included a $100 gift card giveaway)…

A chance for me to be somewhat of a pro facts-reader, and better yet share with you how to be a nutritional facts superhero (get our your capes people, this is the real deal). This campaign is a joint initiative of the Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) and Health Canada all coming together to make learning how to use and understanding the Nutrition Facts table, helping us make informed food choices for our families. 

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Photo Source: Canada.ca/NutritionalFacts

Forget hitting up google and self teaching ourselves how to use and understand these tables (we all know how our buddy google can lead us astray, leaving us at youtube’s door steps watching Justin Beibers Sorry video on repeat), so avoid this, and head over to Canada.ca/NutritionalFacts and take the steps in teaching yourselves about how to read and use the nutritional facts on the foods we eat. I can’t be the only one that’s had this on their life “to do” list, I just can’t be alone on this one. I’m finding the site extremely self explanatory, shining lights on most of everything I’ve ever questioned, and surprised myself when learning about serving sizes and how they can pretty much fool you into thinking you’re comparing apples to apples when you’re really actually comparing apples to zebras (seriously, it’s that crazy)!

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Disclosure:: This post is sponsored, but as always the opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. Laura Peters says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to read the nutrition info on the mozzarella sticks I like to keep stocked in my freezer – I may be a little afraid to be honest…

  2. my caramel macchiatto.. i refuse to look at the label

  3. Shawna Comey says:

    Would love this!

  4. It would definitely be instant noodles! Guilty pleasure 🙂

  5. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    I love my blonde Oreos so I try not to look

  6. I’d have to say Dill Pickle potato chips

  7. Tricia Cooper says:

    I would say the chip dip . . . and the chips too! LOL!

  8. Maritess S says:

    It would be my tortilla chips and salsa.

  9. It is Cheezies. I know the fake cheese isn’t a good choice but they are soooo delish in their naughty way!

  10. Susan T. says:

    Hot wing flavoured pretzels and jalapeno Pringles. So good but definitely not healthyl! Lol!

  11. Dr. Pepper and Doritos. I know they aren’t healthy but they are my weakness.

  12. andrea amy says:

    Zesty Italian salad dressing and ranch salad dressing.

  13. Evelyn vega says:

    Box of Oreos!

  14. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Pepsi and chips, so not healthy but its my weakness

  15. Tammy Dalley says:

    Ketchup chips is mine too!!! yum

  16. For me it’s Nutella. I don’t want to know!

  17. tanyab79 says:

    Eagle Brand because it part of the magic cookie bars I love.

  18. I’d rather not know the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of my chocolate chip cookies!

  19. Id rather not know the nutritional value of my cookies lol

  20. angela september says:

    ooh that’s tough because i do always check the labels … but i guess I make a special exception for my nachos lol

  21. Sunshine G says:

    I have a relationship with Pop Tarts that has lasted a loooooonng time!

  22. kathy downey says:

    i refuse to look at the label on Lays chips…omg i could eat them for breakfast!

  23. I will remain blissfully unaware of the nutrition facts about my Zesty Cheese Doritos!

  24. heidi c. says:

    I am a definite fan of RMCF fudge for sweet and Ruffles potato chips for salty!

  25. ginette4 says:

    Potato chips..any and all are my weakness!

  26. I would remain ignorant on nutritional contents of reeses peanut butter cups!

  27. Florence C says:

    Lays lightly salted wavy chips and cream cheese dip.

  28. It has to be the new Oreo Thins! I am always craving them!

  29. Jenness M says:

    Salt and vinegar potato chips cant live without them!

  30. kristen visser says:

    Right now I have chocolate covered marshmellows and miss vickies chips mmmmmm seriously

  31. Jenny Rae says:

    Its M&M’s and pretzels for me.

  32. Judy Cowan says:

    It would definitely have to be the Cheetos Crunchies and Captain Crunch cereal.

  33. Sabrina Tong says:

    Somewhere along the way we ended up with a candy cupboard, that’s right a WHOLE cupboard! I wouldn’t want to have to read all of those labels. I’d probably end up eating while reading….

  34. I always ignore the nutritional information on my chocolate chip cookies, some things are just better left unknown.

  35. I am an Oreo cookie lover.

  36. Lisa bolduc says:

    I would have to say it’s not my cupboard it’s my freezer. We are big ice cream.lovoers amd.the suggested service sizes are soo.small.

  37. Jana Liu says:

    Miss Vickies Jalapeño kettle chips!

  38. Karla Sceviour says:

    I must admit,,I love the boxed hamburger helper,,it is so good!! But I`m sure it is not good for me!

  39. Lisa Lee says:

    kit Kat bars for me!

  40. It would be my Ruffles chips!

  41. Tainan Lu says:

    Potato chips

  42. Nutella. Love it! Dont want to know how bad it is!

  43. Smart popcorn chips

  44. Ann Kieswetter says:

    LAYS Salt & Vinegar Chips!

  45. Kraft dinner (original version)

  46. Suzie Ms says:

    mine is Girl Guide mint cookies, not dumping those

  47. My love of cookies keeps them in my pantry.

  48. Potato chips are my biggest downfall. I can’t help myself when I’m around them.

  49. i can’t stay away from my ketchup chips or Orville Redenbacher Ultimate Butter popcorn with White Cheese

  50. Jessica M Walker says:

    For me it would be chips

  51. Chips for sure are my weakness

  52. Peanut butter

  53. Angela Mitchell says:

    For me it’s buttery crackers and chocolate bars.

  54. missbobloblaw says:

    Chocolate & bacon will forever exist in my house!

  55. Julie Bolduc says:

    For me it’s it’s cookies any kind lol

  56. Courtney says:

    My pringles and nutella!

  57. For us it’s the KD too! We love out mac and cheese no matter how un-healthy it is. I usually close my eyes on most of the canned soups we eat too because the sodium is often crazy.

  58. bacon for us, it’s bad but oh so good

  59. It would be Nutella!

  60. My ketchup chips

  61. I’m terrible at checking the kids cereal, they just love it so much.

  62. roger simmons says:

    Sour Cream and Onion Chips!

  63. OMG.. I have peanut butter cookies, the chips and you just have to have Mac n’ cheese!

  64. Shannon H says:

    probably my chips…I don’t even want to look!

  65. Definitely the brownie mix…and the icing!

  66. Mine is carmel granola bars

  67. Jennifer L. says:

    it has to be salt and vinegar potato chips. My weakness!

  68. michelle matta says:

    That would be the white hot chocolate mix I put in my coffee. If that counts as a food.

  69. travelbuds says:

    my potato chips

  70. For me, it’s all dressed chips

  71. nicolthepickle says:

    I currently have a bag of cheeto’s crunchies. They are so bad for you.

  72. Shanalisa says:

    Peeps! And wine.

  73. Jamie hall says:

    Donuts and ketchup nit together though lol

  74. Viv Sluys says:

    My granola cereal is my item that I know I should read the nutrition facts on but I don’t want to. I’ve eaten the sugar free granola enough times to know that my granola cereal has a lot of sugar and who knows what else added in…

  75. Laura Mayer says:

    For me it’s the cookies.

  76. Shreddies. I love cereal 🙂

  77. It’s the veggie chips and glass of vino:)

  78. Lorrie Coleman says:

    For me it would have to be loaded potatoe skin ruffles chips

  79. Shawna Chapman says:

    Lays plain chips with Helluva Dip! 😀

  80. TJ Turnbull says:

    My item would have to be potato chips because they are truly my weakness lol

  81. Brenda Penton says:

    For me it is President’s Choice Decadent Cookies

  82. chips and salsa

  83. My ginger snaps. Love love love them. So crunchy and love the flavour

  84. heather dawn sparrow says:

    for me it has to be cup cakes! I have a special place in my heart for them.

  85. Oh dear…tough to admit but probably the fruit loops! They were a pregnancy craving that I gave into, not a norm in my house.

  86. Lindsay T says:

    Ice cream for me! Particularly Chapman’s Premium French Vanilla….

  87. There are more than I would like to admit… 🙂 BBQ chips, Haagen Dazs ice cream, cheese cakes…

  88. Valerie Mallette says:

    For me it would have to be cookies, especially President’s Choice Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂

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