Panettone with palm oil, gingerbread without honey… Foodwatch reveals the new Christmas scams

2023-12-11 12:21:28

Christmas, its foie gras, its turkeys, its logs, its enchanted rays. His scams, too. Since 2017, each year before the holidays, the Foodwatch association points out these items which, under bling-bling New Year’s Eve marketing, mislead consumers. “The 2023 vintage reveals its share of shocking practices, signed Bjorg, Brossard, Ciro, Ferrero, Guyader or Labeyrie,” adds Audrey Morice, campaign manager for the consumer defense NGO.

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A supposedly organic lemon juice is thus highlighted, sold for 8 euros per liter, but composed of 70%… water – real organic items contain 100% lemon juice. A “Flavors of Italy” panettone, presented as a “traditional Italian pastry”, displays 12% palm oil, an heresy not only environmental, but also in view of this recipe historically made with butter.

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