> From: Natasha Horne <horne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Kraft FatFree singles
> I just viewed the Nofat web page (www.nofat.com), and in it's Hall of Shame
> - a listing of foods that claim to be nonfat but really aren't - they
> listed Kraft Fat Free Singles.
Just to clarify, for those who didn't check the web site, the point is
that Kraft Fat Free Singles, and other products listed in the Hall of
Shame, contain (a small amount of) a high fat ingredient. So, while they
are "fat free" (i.e., contain less than half a gram of fat per serving),
and may well be "very low fat" (i.e., less than 10% calories from fat),
they are not "nofat", according to the definition presented on the web
page. If your goal is minimizing total fat, you probably don't care
whether a product is "nofat" or not, since a "nofat" product may be much
higher in fat than a competitor that is not "nofat".
If there's a moral to this story, it's that labels like "fat free" and
"nofat" are no substitute for reading the nutritional info and list of
ingredients on the package.