Little Debbie Zebra Cakes are Nutritious

March 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Nutrition Info | 1 Comment

My friend, Mike, blogged about a news web-site the other day called The Onion: America’s Finest News Source. It is a very clever site. I found this article about Little Debbie.

Apparently, Little Debbie has caught on to our Nation’s health concerns and has decided to market their products in such a way as to try and appeal to that need. The article quotes them as saying, “When people think about getting five percent of their niacin intake, we want them to think of Zebra Cakes,” said spokeswoman Celeste Freid, who showed an early prototype of the new design’s bright bold claims that Zebra Cakes offer “some vitamin C” and contain “almost one percent of your recommended thiamin mononitrate.” “People will know just by looking at the box that every 200 Zebra Cakes fulfills their daily fiber requirements.”

PLEASE!!! Like who is going to eat 200 zebra cakes a day to get their daily fiber requirements and who will really look to a Little Debbie for their vitamins!


By the way, in case you are naive like me…this news site is a spoof. All the stories are made up. But, there is some truth to the fact that majorly processed foods try to market their products in such a way as to appear healthy. It really is such a shame.


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