I have been so careful to read all the labels on the products that I buy. It is not that many labels these day’s because the majority of the food that I eat does not come with a label as I try & stick to the basics – meat, fruit & vegetables.
I sent my lovely husband off to the store to fetch a couple of items including goat cheese. He can back with this lovely jar of gourmet goat cheese of which he informed me cost $12, I nearly choked as I would not spend that much, however I was pleased to be in possession of something a little bit lovely… Mmmmmm goat cheese in extra virgin olive oil with fresh herbs & garlic. Yum!
I happily ate & enjoyed this beautiful goat cheese….. then a few days later I was pottering in the fridge & I picked up the jar to admire it. You would not believe what I saw on the back label…….
First ingredient – goat cheese. Second ingredient – canola oil! What the? Um… it states on the front label (that I trusted because it cost $12) extra virgin olive oil! Yes I was fooled, marketed to & tricked!
Real food lesson #7 – read labels carefully, even when & possibly especially when the front label states REAL FOOD goodness!