WeightWatchers Faults Processed Foods While Profiting From Them.
And then it gives all the gruesome details, including these fun facts
WeightWatchers makes good money from licensing and endorsements of foods ranging from special items on the menu at Applebee’s to frozen treats from Wells Dairy. We asked the company several times this week about plans for its packaged food line now that its PointsPlus system tilts so strongly against processed foods. But a spokeswoman declined to answer questions or make available an executive to talk. So we decided to take a trip to our local Safeway to check out how the food sold now under the WeightWatchers name matches up with the company’s new points plan. After scanning the freezer case, we grabbed a box of WeightWatchers Smart Ones Artisan Creations Grilled Flatbread Savory Steak & Ranch. It’s a reasonable 300 calories, but then there’s the 570 mg of sodium, and an unimpressive 4 grams of dietary fiber. But there was nothing very whole or natural to be found among the ingredients. We counted no fewer than 80 distinct substances on the list from salt and soybean oil to titanium dioxide and ammonium chloride.
Nice huh… It’s just more of the same corporate hypocrisy American companies are more and more known for. (Via Irene Hahn on FB).
- Weight Watchers Unveils New Points Program (dailyfinance.com)