Trans Fats Exposed Part 1

February 23, 2007

Okay, so freshly educated on the eeeeeeeeeevils of trans fat, I headed to the grocery store sans kids and told my husband not to wait up.

Until companies completely remove partially hydrogenated oils from their products, I will not be buying the following items:

  • Peanut Butter – Jif, Skippy, etc.
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Frozen pie crusts
  • Refrigerated pie crusts
  • Refrigerated rolls – think Pillsbury crescent. Scrumdiliumptious, I know. But full of hydrogenated oils.
  • Boxed cake mix
  • Bisquik
  • Jiffy Mixes
  • Canned icing. Wait? Did I just say icing? They put hydrogenated oils in icing? Ewwwwwwwwwwww.
  • Popcorn**
  • Donuts
  • Twinkies, Ho-Hos, etc.
  • Mini-muffins


  • Pop Tarts


  • Corn Pops
  • Fruit Loops
  • Cocoa Crispies
  • Smart Start – Right. Liars!!!!
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Strawberry Frosted Mini-wheats
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats, Vanilla Creme
  • All-Bran Yogurt Bites
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Cereal
  • Smorz
  • Scooby Doo Berry Bones Cereal
  • Toasted Honey Crunch Cereal
  • Eggo Cereal, Cinnamon Toast
  • Eggo Maple Syrup Cereal

General Mills

  • Raisin Nut Bran
  • Basic 4


  • Oreo O’S Cereal with Marshmallow Bits
  • Waffle Crisp
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
  • Grape-Nut Flakes
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Real Strawberries
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Almonds
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, Honey Roasted
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Real Peaches
  • Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
  • Golden Crisp

* This just in – I recently checked a box of Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese (you know, the blue box) and partially hydrogenated oils were not listed! I could have sworn they were a month or so ago. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!

**Check the ingredients. Some brands do, some don’t.

This is not an all-inclusive list.


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