Just because a product has paleo buzzwords does NOT make it paleo. READ THE LABELS. I’m going to say this again because of how passionate I am about this.
Read. The. Labels.
Fellow blogger and paleo enthusiast, What Would John Mack Eat, posted about this a while ago. I’d like to piggy back off of the importance of his blog post.
There are two products I would like to expose as NOT PALEO. They advertise themselves as such, but it’s full of shit. Literally and figuratively. Excuse my language.
PaleoBar by Designs for Health
Designs for Health is a company who claims to sell “paleo bars” and “paleo protein”. I came across their product once and flipped over to the ingredients. DISCOVERY = not paleo. Even their website says the bars “contain no artificial sweeteners, but include natural ones such as xylitol, maltitol, and erythritol“. What is natural about those WORDS?
Even better, the first few ingredients of PaleoBar™ Vanilla/Almond Coated include “a protein base of whey/rice protein concentrate“.
Caveman Crunch Bars by Caveman Foods
What would happen if I sold a a hunk of bacon and wrapped it in a package that says “Vegan Bar”? Hmmm?
Looks like these companies are jumping on the paleo bandwagon simply to make a profit. BEWARE. Read the labels.
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