Why are the Makers of Skippy Peanut Butter allowed to Lie about Trans Fats
Posted May 14 2009 4:58pm
I'm food shopping at the grocery store and walking through the peanut butter aisle when low and behold a jar of Skippy peanut butter grabs me by the throat and wrestles my ass down to the ground...no not really, but I wanted to add some more drama to the bullshit that Unilever, the company that manufactures Skippy peanut butter is already heaping on us.
The reality is that I was walking down the peanut butter aisle when I spotted a little yellow banner on Skippy's label touting that "as always NO TRANS FAT per serving". I was absolutely amazed at the balls on Unilever. It's like they are hiding in plain sight. Blatantly lying on the front of the label, while on the back of the label it's there in dark blue and light blue... ROASTED PEANUTS, SUGAR, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN AND RAPESEED) TO PREVENT SEPARATION, SALT.
I don't know about you but I know that "Hydrogenated Oil" is TRANS FAT. I thought to myself that maybe at 43 years old I was having a "senior moment" and I may have lost my mind, but no...no such luck. I decided to purchase the Skippy, for evidence... in case, I don't know, Unilever decided to recall all the Skippy peanut butter before I wrote this...again, no such luck.
I run home... it was more like a drive but who's keeping score? So, I run home and I call my friend and registered dietician, Jayson Hunter, author of the Carb Rotation Diet to make sure I haven't lost my mind. He tells me that... well watch the video to find out the rest of the story.