Apr 20, 2007

Oh, great.


So I finally decided to tear into my box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies that have been sitting at my desk for weeks.

There's freakin' trans fats in this bitch. Dammit.

Sure, the label says 0 grams trans fats, but "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" is right there, #3 on the ingredients list. That means there could be up to 0.5 grams of trans fats in a serving, which is four cookies. (The FDA allows manufacturers to label a food or dietary supplement as having zero trans fats if it has less than 0.5 grams per serving.)

Sure, it's a relatively small amount. But damn, these sneaky trans fats. They're everywhere!

(Photo snagged here.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, but a frozen thin mint, crumbled on vanilla ice cream is delish any way you disect it! RR

Kvatch said...

They are everywhere, but what would a donut be without trans-fats? It's like having Mexican food without lard.

seamus said...

It's going to be about five seconds before the NIH proves that removing trans fats was the worst thing that's ever happened to public health.