Fake Blueberries – How Food Companies Are Poisoning Our Children

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Whole grain, fiber, wheat and Blueberries - What could be healthier? Think again.......

I would venture to guess most parents would think that when you see a cereal and it says “Blueberry” somewhere on it, that you think you’re giving your child a pretty healthy cereal (for the most part.) It’s a blueberry for crying out loud. All we hear about are how great blueberries are for kids as they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants and are arguably one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It HAS to be good for kids so let’s buy more stuff with blueberries like Blueberry Pop tarts, Blueberry Bagels and Blueberry Muffin mix to make fresh muffins for their morning breakfast. Now THAT’S being a good parent, providing a good breakfast with healthy blueberries, right? Well, not really.

OK, I hate to break it to you but those “blueberries” that manufacturers are putting in our kids cereals and foods is far from being REAL blueberries. In fact, if you look at the labels, what you’re giving your kids is a deceptive cocktail mix of high fructose corn syrup or some other liquified “sugar”, hydrogenated oils and some nasty artificial coloring chemicals that are meant to reproduce the flavor of a blueberry but that are actually poisoning our children. In essence, manufacturers have figured out that it’s cheaper to make these concoctions of fake blueberries via a mixture of chemicals rather than use the real deal and it has become a real health concern, especially for parents that feed these foods to their children every day of the week. This stuff is so totally bad for our kids bodies that it’s a wonder there isn’t some governmental agency doing something to ban this fake chemical mixture that companies are pawning off on our kids as ‘healthy.’


The nonprofit Consumer Wellness Center reported Thursday that its investigation found “blueberries” that were nothing more than a concoction of sugar, corn syrup, starch, hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors and — of course — artificial food dye blue No. 2 and red No. 40. The offenders are well-known manufacturers such as Kellogg’s, Betty Crocker and General Mills, and the fakes were found in bagels, cereals, breads and muffins. Some products contain real blueberries mixed with fakes. For example, the blueberry bagels sold at Target contain some real berries but the “blueberry bits” listed in the ingredients aren’t real blueberries, according to Mike Adams, the author of the report.

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Blueberry Muffin variety has no blueberries but does have “blueberry flavored crunchies” made from the sugar-and-dye concoction mentioned above.

My personal favorite fraud is Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal, from General Mills, which contains no blueberries and no pomegranates.

Aren’t there laws against this type of thing?


Check out this video from a guy who knows his stuff. Mike Adams, also known as the ‘Health Ranger’ online, did a short documentary video exposing these fake blueberry ingredients with some great information on how to determine if it’s in the foods your kids are eating and some advice on how to choose products that contain REAL blueberries.

I love blueberries and my kids enjoy them as well and it’s really sad to see that companies have every right to put toxic chemicals in our foods and advertise it to our kids, all the while giving the impression that they use real blueberries. There should be a big sticker on the front of the box that says “MADE FROM CHEMICALS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO TASTE LIKE BLUEBERRIES BUT THAT MAY ALSO KILL YOU OVER TIME.”

Parents, do yourself and your kids a favor and STOP BUYING ANYTHING MADE WITH FAKE BLUEBERRIES TODAY. If your cupboard is full of these chemical ridden foods then I would suggest a good spring cleaning is in order and they should be thrown out. It’s time we get back to basics and start feeding our kids REAL fruits and vegetables, like the kind that grow in the ground and on trees and bushes. Not the fake blueberry chemicals that are manufactured inside of a laboratory.

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