ITT: Food related peeves. I'll start. Ridiculous serving sizes. Who eats A THIRD of a pickle?

ITT: Food related peeves.
I'll start. Ridiculous serving sizes. Who eats A THIRD of a pickle?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Buy jar of peanuts
    >WARNING CONTAINS PEANUTS

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of foods are split into ~30g portions for nutritional information (see ). I think it's some sort of standard.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I think it's some sort of standard.
        It's not

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          In Yurop they do both "serving size" and values per 100 grams (which makes it a bit easier to calculate actual amounts).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I Didnt ask and I'm not wrong

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            serving size is optional in europe, probably adopted by companies with the intent to trick people like they already do with burgers. only the 100g is mandatory, quite useful to easily tell and compare the nutritional quality of food.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Ah yes let me break out my scale and carefully weigh out this tiny unit of weight to ensure I'm certain what the nutritional value is
              Yurogays are fricking subhuman

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >the mere idea of easy mental arithmetic makes the amerimutt break down in confusion and rage

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        because there are 28 grams in an ounce

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Other common serving sizes I've seen are 35g and 42g.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >sell cake
    >serving size: 0.1g
    >because I'm allowed to round down, the total calories per serving are 0
    >I legally can claim my cake is 0 calories

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This
      They put the serving size in smaller font and lump it in the box on the top with all the other info people don't really care about when they're looking for nutrition facts and then use the ridiculously small serving size to make it appear like the food is low calorie/low sugar/low sodium because they know that's what the average person who knows less than nothing about nutrition is looking for

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Certain candy's like tic-tacs claim they're zero calorie because they round down on the serving size even though they're 100% sugar.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but who eats a whole pack of tic tacs in a single sitting?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          In America, FDA regulations state that nutrition facts must be counted for every 4 calories, meaning if it's under 4, they can legally call it zero calories.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Spy x Reddit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      While it is true that amounts less than 0.5 can be rounded to zero, serving sizes are set by law and cannot be arbitrarily changed by food companies to get calories or other nutrients under the 0.5 threshold.
      >But tic-tacs
      Serving size set by law
      >But B.O.S.S. sandwich
      Serving size set by law and not a single serving like the trolls who post it claim which is why the scurry and hide when the label is posted.
      >But some other food
      Serving size set by law.
      Hope you're noticing a pattern.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The law is essentially set by food companies who "lobby" hard to convince politicians to do their bidding
        You forgot that part.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn't matter as long as they're standardized. For pickles, it's always 28g. Maybe 'the science' wanted it to be 44g or 12g but big pickle got Congress to pressure the joint FDA/USDA committee to go with 28g for reasons but as long as everyone abides by the standard, I don't care if Polly Pickle of the Pickleland Emporium had a hand in setting the standardized value.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, I mean anyone with a brain can figure it what the actual nutritional content is even with the misleading labels, but they're aware that most people don't have brains, or at least don't care to use them while standing in the isle at the grocery store. People will glance at the calorie count and the sugar content and if the numbers are low enough they'll tell themselves it's healthy without realizing the serving size is a serving for rabbits and they'll likely be eating at least 3 times that amount at a time, if not more.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          There us literally nothing legally or morally wrong with experts in their respective field advising the government on matters important to them

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >eleven servings of bread per day
            Yes surely nothing bad ever came of that

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shalom to you too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Serving size set by Lev
        true true

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You... I like you. You seem to actually know something about food labeling laws and conventions. Personally, I'd love to see the reaction here if they ever find out about composite ingredient statements.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/4tOtaiA.jpg

      While it is true that amounts less than 0.5 can be rounded to zero, serving sizes are set by law and cannot be arbitrarily changed by food companies to get calories or other nutrients under the 0.5 threshold.
      >But tic-tacs
      Serving size set by law
      >But B.O.S.S. sandwich
      Serving size set by law and not a single serving like the trolls who post it claim which is why the scurry and hide when the label is posted.
      >But some other food
      Serving size set by law.
      Hope you're noticing a pattern.

      They should only be using units that can be expressed in terms of their experimental data . If they got x number of significant figures when the measured the calories, they should report an equal amount on the nutritional "data"

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On today's edition of "Americans will use every unit of measurement except the metric system", I present a quarter of a second serving. Can Americans really distinguish 1/4 second from 1/2 second?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah for one you just count to .25 and the other you count to .5

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >literally lists weight in grams next to it
      >yuropoor thinks there's a fricking metric unit of TIME

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh man, you are SO RIGHT
      WHEN WILL AMERICANS START USING METRIC TIME?!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It has to be a mental illness to be this obsessed with America all the time. How else would you describe a "serving" of cooking spray in a way that makes any practical sense at all? Are we supposed to spray it into a measuring cup first or something?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How are you going to measure out a spray?

      >literally lists weight in grams next to it
      >yuropoor thinks there's a fricking metric unit of TIME

      The 'second' is the SI unit of time. That crazy shit France came up with after their revolution is not modern metric.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically mentally ill or something

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      rent free

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A gallon weighs slightly over 8⅓ pounds, tho and nowhere near ten. It would weigh even less in Zambia.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picrel consists of canola oil and food coloring. But it's "0 calorie" because the FDA lets you round down if you pick a small enough serving size. Hope that vax is working out btw, trust the science.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >because the FDA lets you round down if you pick a small enough serving size
      That's not how it works. They let you round down if it's five calories or less.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So.... you pick a serving size that amounts to five calories or less. Yeah.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ah okay I see what you are saying

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28g is the standard serving size for all types of pickles as set by the joint USDA/FDA committee during their serving size review each decade. For your pic, it happens that the pickles are larger than the standard serving size of 28g. The important thing is that all the data is there so people with even a moderate degree of intelligence can easily figure out how many calories and nutrients they're consuming.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't matter as long as they're standardized. For pickles, it's always 28g. Maybe 'the science' wanted it to be 44g or 12g but big pickle got Congress to pressure the joint FDA/USDA committee to go with 28g for reasons but as long as everyone abides by the standard, I don't care if Polly Pickle of the Pickleland Emporium had a hand in setting the standardized value.

      https://i.imgur.com/fS56XNv.jpg

      28g (one ounce) is the standard serving size for a pickle in the US. In some cases, that might be a third of a pickle, or two pickle slices, or 2/3rd of a spear, or whatever.
      The point is, you can easily compare different brands of pickles because they're all using the same size as their base measurement. If they just said "one pickle" it'd be different and harder to compare, because one pickle in the OP's image is 84g and one pickle of Vlasic in my image is 14g because they're sliced pickles.

      >28g is the standard serving size for all types of pickles as set by the joint USDA/FDA committee during their serving size review
      CLAUSSEN PICKLES ARE BREAKING THE LAW!!!
      https://www.google.com/imgres?tbnid=fsKurkpvMbWqtM&docid=uyVJFnIc6C5pAM

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I see some are 23g, some are 44g, some are 47g...
        Does this mean that the USDA/FDA don't actually have any control over what a company considers a serving size or are claussen and other companies actively and brazenly breaking the law? Waco moment when?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The actual standard values.
    https://www.fda.gov/media/102587/download

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being so fat that you actually have to read this shit lmao. Like just go walk some more lol. Go outside lol.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You know Theres more to health than calories right

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Take it easy tubs, don't have a heart attack

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You know Theres more to health than calories right

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      walking around is healthy and makes you feel better but it has little impact on weight

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine being so lol that you actually have to lmao this fat shit. Just go rofl some walk. Go actually lol, ha ha!

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I eat the whole jar in one go.
    I have to hide my shame from the missus

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stroke inbound

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    usually 6 2/3rds pickles a jar

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's mostly because 1 pickle has a gram of salt

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's at least mandated that the sodas & candy have total calorie counts on them, in the front.

    You could be cutting pickles up for sando purposes. And pickle spears are a thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's at least mandated that the sodas & candy have total calorie counts on them, in the front
      It isnt though so

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Ridiculous serving sizes
    they do this on purpose to avoid being flagged as unhealthy food and to not have to put warning labels on their products.
    that way if you eat a whole bag of Oreos that puts the blame on you instead of the manufacturer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In no world in any scenario is the manufacturer liable because you eat too many cookies

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        depends on the country and the laws
        in a lot of countries, manufacturers/sellers of products are 100% liable if their products do harm or are just shit products.
        so they pull tricks like this to dance around the issue.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was referring more to logic than laws. If I eat 400 oreos Nabisco is liable. I am.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally why do we even measure by serving size? Just tell me the total calorie amount of the entire package so I know how many calories I'm eating if I portion it out

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if I portion it out
      That's why

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is literally just so they can put "0" calories on there when obviously a fricking cucumber has calories. Same game as tictacs, zero calories on the label even though they're just pure sugar but the serving size is so low it's within the margin of error and they can say 0

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28g (one ounce) is the standard serving size for a pickle in the US. In some cases, that might be a third of a pickle, or two pickle slices, or 2/3rd of a spear, or whatever.
    The point is, you can easily compare different brands of pickles because they're all using the same size as their base measurement. If they just said "one pickle" it'd be different and harder to compare, because one pickle in the OP's image is 84g and one pickle of Vlasic in my image is 14g because they're sliced pickles.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I swear to god they taste better that way but really it's just all the added seasoning in the ferment.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be cereal company
    >use a cup as your standard serving
    no-one on fricking earth who eats cereal is going to have just a single cup.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      As has been pointed out multiple times in this thread, companies do not set serving sizes, the government does, and they all have to abide by that set size. One anon even linked to the document where the serving sizes are defined.
      Then we have people like you want to be recreationally outraged because it makes you feel morally superior. You ignore the entire thread and post your conspiracy theories for moral smugness or attention. Both are abhorrent and you should examine your life to determine where you went wrong to get to the point where this is the type of behavior you engage in to feel good about yourself.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >As has been pointed out multiple times in this thread, companies do not set serving sizes, the government does, and they all have to abide by that set size. One anon even linked to the document where the serving sizes are defined
        If that were true the serving size for cereals wouldn't differ. Some say 3/4 cup, some say 1 1/4ths cups

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That’s because measuring by cups is moronic. The 3/4 of a cup and the 1 1/4 cups are probably the same weight in grams but different volume.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The 3/4 of a cup and the 1 1/4 cups are probably the same weight in grams but different volume.
            They aren't. Your statement was just wrong.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Then you should have just said the measurement in grams instead of some random nonsense

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I dont really care I'm in the USA

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's good you don't care that you are living there.
                Acceptance is the first step to happiness.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Then don’t complain about random “””measurements””” then like in

                That’s because measuring by cups is moronic. The 3/4 of a cup and the 1 1/4 cups are probably the same weight in grams but different volume.

                There is literally no way of knowing how much is in 1 cup of something vs 1 cup of other thing without using real measurements.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'll do what I wanr

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >As has been pointed out multiple times in this thread, companies do not set serving sizes, the government does
        False.
        Wholly, unequivocally, irredeemably false.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ...?
      I probably have less than that. Are you one of those "people" who eat an entire bar of chocolate or pack of chews in one go? How fat are you?

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buy bag of chips
    >serving size is 9 chips

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >food is labeled as "party size"
    >it's barely enough for one or two persons

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with days being broken up into units of ten nuhours but those nuhours should be 100 numinutes which are themselves 100 nuseconds IE 1 nuhour is equal to 8640 oldseconds or 144 oldminutes or 2.4 oldhours so a full day would be 1000 numinutes or 100,000 nuseconds. This renders numinutes slightly longer than oldminutes and nuseconds slightly shorter than oldseconds.
    Also, 13 months in a year of four weeks each with the extra day (two days on leap years) being considered outside of that IE between December 28th and Smarch 1st is New Year's Day (NY weekend on leap years), which would be considered its/their own day/s outside of the calendar year.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the cooking board

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So you're not planning a Smarchoween, Smarchmas or Smarchtoberfest dinner? Grim.
        Do you not eat wings during Smarch Smadness, either?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Smarch Smadness
          Jej.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I understand the frustration.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are Europeans even allowed to have pickles? Isn't the government concerned about what the acid might do to their mouths?

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My boomer dad will cook up all but ONE fish stick or chicken tendy, and leave the box in the freezer with a single fricking piece in there for someone else to deal with.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not getting proper beef sticks, and this shrinkflation bullshit.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Who eats A THIRD of a pickle?
    not your mom.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reddit cringe

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is to reduce the sodium

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