{Food} Cracker Jack

by Leighann on July 6, 2012

Cracker Jack

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Q went to a birthday party and one of the items in the goody bag was a box of Cracker Jack. She asked to have it for dessert the next day. A quick glance at the nutrition label, and I told her to give me a minute so that I could weigh out a serving.

I’m glad I did a double take because the package was actually a bit confusing. It said that the serving size was 1 package and there were 3 servings per container. Is the package the same as a container?

The box was small and surely there weren’t three 23 carb servings in that little box.

I flipped the box over to the front where it said that there were 3 boxes – 1 oz. each with a total weight of 3 oz.

Ugh!

I popped over to my CalorieKing iPhone appicon and typed in Cracker Jack and saw that a 1 oz. serving was indeed 23 carbs.

To me, if there is an individual box which is one serving, then it shouldn’t say there are three servings. I know it’s semantics, but when it comes to counting carbs, we need labels to be clear and specific so that we give our kids the right amount of insulin.

Further Reading

CalorieKing iPhone appicon

The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat, & Carbohydrate Counter 2012

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