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!
I am new to this real food diet loving your blog and yummy recipes but can you please educate me on the different oils? What is wrong with canola oil? Thanks
Thanks so much for visiting & your lovely comments. I will write a blog especially for you about different oils. But basically most oils apart from virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil & avocado oil are chemically extracted which makes them pretty unhealthy. I have read lots of books on the matter & it is pretty gross. I will post something about it later.