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10 Foods You’re Eating That Are Probably Fake

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Katherine Martinelli of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 11: Grocery shopping shouldn’t be difficult and yet we are met with so many options slapped with a variety of labels that it can be difficult to figure out what’s worth buying. Packaging is designed to peak our interest and labels relay messages of “low-fat,” “low-sugar,” “low-carb,” and so forth. But there are some misleading foods pretending to be something they’re not.Sometimes these misnomers aren’t a big deal. Think imitation vanilla for real vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla is much cheaper and you probably can’t taste the difference in your baked goods. But other times, it can feel downright deceiving (like paying big bucks for filet mignon in a restaurant to only find out that it might actually be made with lesser cuts of meat). Here, we rounded up 10 foods you’re eating that are probably fake. And for more grocery guides and helpful eating advice, subscribe to the Eat This, Not That! magazine today and get 50 percent off the cover price!

10 Foods You’re Eating That Are Probably Fake

Grocery shopping shouldn’t be difficult and yet we are met with so many options slapped with a variety of labels that it can be difficult to figure out what’s worth buying. Packaging is designed to peak our interest and labels relay messages of “low-fat,” “low-sugar,” “low-carb,” and so forth. But there are some misleading foods pretending to be something they’re not.

Sometimes these misnomers aren’t a big deal. Think imitation vanilla for real vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla is much cheaper and you probably can’t taste the difference in your baked goods. But other times, it can feel downright deceiving (like paying big bucks for filet mignon in a restaurant to only find out that it might actually be made with lesser cuts of meat). Here, we rounded up 10 foods you’re eating that are probably fake. 

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