No pumpkin, either.
Pumpkin pie in 15 minutes? What a deal. And a glance at the Nutrition Facts label shows no saturated or trans fat. Double deal.
Make that double cross.
Apparently, pumpkin style pie is code for pumpkinless pie. Instead of a vegetable that's rich in beta-carotene, vitamin K, and fiber, you get sugar, modified food starch, and a mouthful of additives like artificial flavors, caramel color, and Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 food colorings. The cinnamon and ginger may be "natural," but nothing else is. It's about as authentic as a diamond-style engagement ring.
But No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie delivers more than pumpkin colored sugar and food starch. The microscopic print on the Nutrition Facts label discloses that "1/8 pie prepared with margarine and 2% reduced fat milk" contains 2 1/2 grams of saturated fat and 1 1/2 grams of trans fat. (The big print lists 0 grams for each because there's none in the dry mix.)
No Bake's Nutrition Facts panel, courtesy of Kraft Foods, doesn't break any labeling rules. They don't call 'em Kraft-y for nothing.
Kraft Foods: (800) 431-1001
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|Title Annotation:||pumpkin pies from Kraft Foods Inc.|
|Publication:||Nutrition Action Healthletter|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2006|
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