Re: Canned Icing...MAJOR trans fat!!! (from the trans fat detective)
I hear you, Natalie. On a good note, I think some of the manufacturers are hearing us, as well...not all, but some. Some cookie makers are using regular oils (oreos come to mind), as are some chip makers (cheetohs come to mind). Not that these are great "diet" foods, but if I'm going to indulge a little, I'd like to know I'm not putting trans fats in my body.
I can tell you I've been going round and round with Girl Scouts. My neighbors called me a couple months ago to have me put in my "regular" order. I bought one box of the Samoas and one box of the Tagalongs. For two cookies, I believe it was two grams of trans fats (could have been 1.5). Partially-hydrogenated oils were the second ingredient listed. I called, I wrote, and the responses I've gotten have been, "Well, at least we listed it on the nutritional box per FDA regs. We have taste to think about." Sorry, but that's BS. It's about money, profit and shelf life. Oreos and Cheetohs taste the same to me without t-fats. So does my butter spread and pancake mix.
I'm all for a good cause like Girl Scouts, but I'm not supporting that organization until they get rid of that poison in their cookies. And to think it's children doing the marketing and selling. Aren't we supposed to be educating our children about healthier diets so maybe the next generation won't be so sick?
Sorry for the rant!