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Old 11-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Lawry's Roasted Garlic Salt.... Not what you think

My hubby bought a roasted garlic salt (with oregano & Basil), and I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the ingredients:

Salt, SUGAR, modified corn starch, roasted garlic, spices, etc.....

This product is higher in SUGAR than the actual product advertised on the labor - garlic. And of course the 1/4tsp. Serviing size says there is no carbs. Which is obviously not true.

I looked at the nutrition facts because hubby used it on green beans, and they tasted like pure sugar. He said he used maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. in the entire 3 servings, and yet I could taste it clearly.

I wish companies weren't so comfortable with using trickery on their products.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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I find a lot of those mixtures have a lot of sugar
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Most seasoning mixes have sugar, that's very typical as sweet enhances the savory. For most of us beyond the induction phase it does no harm at all, but do count each serving as half a carb if you're being really strict. I have yet to have a seasoning salt throw me out of ketosis or cause cravings that weren't strictly psychosomatic in nature. Most of us don't cheat on seasoning salt and relish
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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I'm too carb sensitive to add any extras this way. It's a great reminder, because these sneaky sugars & carbs can ruin a great plan.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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This is why I prefer to make my own blends. I have one chipotle spice mix that lists 0 grams of carbohydrates, but if I look closely, I can see the large, irregular sugar crystals. These aren't the superfine Dixie Crystals ones. Blaaaargh! I mean, it probably ultimately won't hurt me, but I'd prefer to get my sugars in the form of vegetables and the occasional fruit.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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I find this all the time in ingredients and it's so aggravating! What's good though Jenn is that you can taste it now, if you had not read the ingredients I bet you still would have been able to point out the sugars in it by taste. That to me is a step in the right direction in your woe.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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Mrs. Dash has some salt-free blends that do not contain sugars and really allow you to add a lot of flavor to dishes. I always double check seasonings before buying, because I have made the same mistake before.

Been there, done that, wearing the t-shirt.
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