Snapple Complaint - How nutritional information is report

Review by FCO on 2010-06-13
Hmmm, what is wrong without society. I was reading their nutritional labels on a couple products we bought today and evidently, they need to go back to school to learn basic math. They are not the only company that does this. going to use calories as an example, but it has to do with all the nutritional information, 1 serving which is 8 ounces, has 60 calories, yet on the bottle it has how much is in the whole bottle too, and if you drink the whole bottom, there are 130 calories, now I do not know about you, but 60 times 2 equals 120 not 130, so is there really only 60 calories per 8 ounces or 65 per 8 ounces if you divide the total calories for the bottle?

If there was 60.3 per 8 ounces then they could round down, but you add the 2 together, it would be 120.6, so they could list it as 121, but the numbers they provide are not that close.

Not trying to be nit picky, but I think it is time we hold them accountable for how they report the nutritional information. It is no wonder people have trouble staying the right weight, of when they go over, to lose it again, when we are told to read nutritional labels, and they are not even honest.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-09-25
Posted by Skye on 2010-06-13:
I agree, and I see that all the time. You have to always read labels, because most products are not single servings. The information is always for single servings, but the product usually has more than one serving. The information is always there, you just have to look for it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-13:
I don't know anything about Snapple per se, but I agree completely with the OP. Nutritional labels, plus the tag lines/claims made on the other labels (e.g. low fat, fat free, organic, etc.) all seem to be worded just so to make the product look better (which is what the label is for, of course) but by doing so confuse the consumer. As such, it can sometimes be difficult to understand these labels, which really should be straightforward, as I assume they were originally intended to be.

I think if consumers continue talking to manufacturers about matters like these, they will find ways to make things simpler and more straightforward - and thus more helpful for the consumer who cares about what he/she consumes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-13:
As luck would have it, I'm drinking a Snapple Green Tea right now. I'm afraid this is a simple misunderstanding on how to read the label correctly. A serving = 8 fl oz, and there is "about 2 servings" (says so right on the label) in the 17.5 oz bottle. The nutrition info is per serving...2 servings = 16 oz, so the extra 10 calories you're so upset about is coming from the other 1.5 oz.

I'm fairly certain if Snapple or any other company was purposely misleading us on the nutrition info of their products, there would be lawsuits up the wazoo.
Posted by FCO on 2012-09-25:
The bottles in this area, are 16 ounce bottles. Not sure what they are in other parts of the country.

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