No one likes feeling deceived by the food and drinks they buy at the store. But as recent cases might show, there are more than a few drinks in stores that aren't what they seem.
Check out The Most Misleading Beverage Labels
In recent history, it was orange juice, POM pomegranate juice, and coconut water that came under fire for misleading labels. And while orange juice may not be as pure as you might think, and POM won't fix all of your health problems, there are a few more offenders to add to the list of misleading labels.
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So what's a consumer to do? Read up on the latest drinks under fire for deceptive labeling, and learn what's really in your drink. At this rate, that tap water is looking might tasty.
Credit: Flickr/ youaremycookie"All Natural" Arizona Teas
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No one likes feeling deceived by the food and drinks they buy at the store. But as recent cases might show, there are more than a few drinks in stores that aren't what they seem.Read More »from Misleading Beverage Labels
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1/2 cup almonds
2 Tablespoons oats
Pinch of salt
3 cups strawberries
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1. Line an 8x8 pan with tin foil, leaving enough hanging over the edges that you can use it like handles to remove your bars.
2. In a food processor, blend the dates, almonds, oats, and salt until very well-combined and a little bit sticky (if it's too crumbly and doesn't hold together when you pinch it, add water, a teaspoon at a time).
3. Press the date mixture firmly and
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