Tami Dunn at YouTube: Russell Stover Cremes: Orange, Coconut, Maple Nut, Raspberry, Vanilla, Strawberry, Butter, Truffle

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December 23, 2022. Tags: , , , . Food. Leave a comment.

Berkeley, California, bans candy, junk food at grocery checkouts

This is a great example of totalitarianism being implemented under the guise of good intentions.

It’s not the job of politicians and government bureaucrats to decide where a storeowner locates their different merchandise. That decision should be up to the store owner.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/25/berkeley-calif-bans-junk-food-and-candy-grocery-checkouts/3535682001/

Berkeley, California, bans candy, junk food at grocery checkouts

By Brent Schrotenboer

September 25, 2020

The city of Berkeley, California is back on the attack against unhealthy habits.

The progressive university town this time has passed an ordinance requiring stores over 2,500 square feet in size to sell more nutritious food and beverage options in their checkout areas.

That means no more candy, soda and salty snacks available for impulsive shoppers waiting in line to pay at the register. The ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

“This ordinance is another effort to create a healthy food environment that would support families by providing them the ability to avoid high-calorie, low-nutrient food and beverages when they do their grocery and other shopping,” said a city report on the ordinance passed this week by the city council. “Individuals and families who want to purchase sugary drinks, candy, chips, and other sweet and salty snacks will be able to find them in their respective aisles in the center of stores. By changing checkout norms, shoppers and their children face less temptation to consume sugary foods and there is less reinforcement of these unhealthy choices.”

This is not the first time Berkeley has taken sugar seriously with local laws. In November 2014, Berkeley passed a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. It was the nation’s first tax on such beverages and later showed to be effective in its goal of reducing consumption.

According to a study by the University of California Berkeley, residents in “diverse and low-income neighborhoods” three years later reported drinking 52 percent fewer servings of sugary drinks than they did before the tax was passed.

The new so-called Healthy Checkout Ordinance is effective Jan. 1 and affects about 25 stores, including Safeway, CVS, Walgreens and Whole Foods.

It says beverages sold in the checkout area must have no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. For food items, it says they must have no more than five grams of added sugars or 200 milligrams of sodium per labeled serving.

It also says food items must be in the following categories: chewing gum and mints with no added sugars, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, yogurt or cheese and whole grains.

September 27, 2020. Tags: , , , , , . Police state, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Brach’s new “Heart 2 Heart” candy is horrible!

Below are two images. Although they look very similar, they are for two completely different products.

The first image is the regular kind of Brach’s tiny conversation hearts Valentine’s Day candy. I really like these a lot, and have been enjoying them for years.

The second image is Brach’s new “Heart 2 Heart” tiny conversation hearts. These are horrible. The have close to zero flavor. It’s not that they taste bad – it’s that they barely have any taste, period.

I bought the bad kind because I didn’t know how horrible they were.  I mistakenly thought the only difference was that there was a message on both sides instead of just one side. I won’t make that mistake again.

I have since cleansed by palette with the good kind.

(Images from here and here.)

 

January 15, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Food, Holidays. Leave a comment.