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16th Jan '16 12:41:55 AM Anddrix
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* Averted with the ''previous'' trendy "evil" of the food industry, ''Trans'' fats. Instead of rewording the ingredients labels, food manufacturers actually went out of their way to reformulate their products to be ''Trans''-fat free by the time the FDA's labelling requirements went into effect in 2006-8. The added bonus, of course, being that advertisers could boast about "zero trans fats" and hope [[ViewersAreMorons gullible consumers]] would equate that with "fat-free."

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* Averted with the ''previous'' trendy "evil" of the food industry, ''Trans'' fats. Instead of rewording the ingredients labels, food manufacturers actually went out of their way to reformulate their products to be ''Trans''-fat free by the time the FDA's labelling requirements went into effect in 2006-8. The added bonus, of course, being that advertisers could boast about "zero trans fats" and hope [[ViewersAreMorons gullible consumers]] consumers would equate that with "fat-free."
4th Jan '16 3:58:40 PM mephistos
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Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.

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Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.
4th Jan '16 3:58:07 PM mephistos
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Compare AsbestosFreeCereal.

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Compare Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.
23rd Sep '15 8:08:00 AM dmcreif
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** They tried "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" for commercials only to coincide with their new grilled chicken options, it seemed to make them popular for a while. Grilled chicken is healthier than fried chicken in the eyes of public, but in reality, since KFC's grilled chicken is made without removing the skin it has nearly as much fat as their fried chicken.

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** They tried "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" for commercials only to coincide with their new grilled chicken options, it seemed to make them popular for a while. Grilled chicken is healthier than fried chicken in the eyes of public, but in reality, since KFC's KFC grilled chicken is made without removing the skin it has nearly as much fat as their fried chicken.
30th Apr '15 10:54:11 AM DaibhidC
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* In the UK Sugar Puffs came rather late to this, only changing their name to Honey Monster Puffs in 2014, despite the Honey Monster being their mascot since 1976.
13th Apr '15 12:13:04 AM Kid
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** Incidentally, as long as a product has < 0.5g of trans-fats per serving, they can put 0g in the nutritional information. (Partially hydrogenated oils == trans fats). This has the amusing side effect of allowing vegetable shortening--which is high in ''trans'' fat because it ''is'' partially hydrogenated oil--can be labelled as ''trans''-fat free: if the stuff is 33% partially-hydrogenated oil, just call a serving 1.5g, and voila! Less than .5g per serving.

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** Incidentally, as long as a product has < 0.5g of trans-fats per serving, they can put 0g in the nutritional information. (Partially hydrogenated oils == trans fats). This has the amusing side effect of allowing vegetable shortening--which is high in ''trans'' fat because it ''is'' partially hydrogenated oil--can oil--to be labelled as ''trans''-fat free: if the stuff is 33% partially-hydrogenated oil, just call a serving 1.5g, and voila! Less than .5g per serving.
11th Mar '15 11:15:43 PM jormis29
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** {{Snopes}}, just to cover the all the bases, has a page proposing tongue-in-cheek that the ''real'' reason for the name change was that the commonwealth of Kentucky had started charging a license fee for the use of the word "Kentucky".

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** {{Snopes}}, ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'', just to cover the all the bases, has a page proposing tongue-in-cheek that the ''real'' reason for the name change was that the commonwealth of Kentucky had started charging a license fee for the use of the word "Kentucky".
30th Jan '15 2:54:35 PM ThePope
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* During the health boom of the mid-2000s, Dunkin' Donuts commercials started focusing less on sugary fatty donuts and more on their coffee or breakfast sandwiches. Nowadays, any given Dunkin' Donuts commercial will not only never mention Donuts, but not use the word "Donuts" in their name, instead referring to itself only as "Dunkin'", down to their catchphrase "America Runs on Dunkin'". In Spain, the company's name is "Dunkin' Coffee" (though that's more due to a trademark dispute not letting them use "Donuts" in their name), and rumors say that DD may be gradually moving towards DC in the near future.
23rd Dec '14 10:38:59 AM TheUnsquished
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** There was widespread anger in the UK when BarackObama called BP [[ArtifactTitle "British Petroleum"]] during the 2010 oil spill, as it was interpreted (perhaps incorrectly) as him trying to blame everything on Britain, when BP is 40% British owned and 39% American owned. At least one British tabloid newspaper actually ran an editorial [[MisplacedNationalism calling for the British government to intercede on BP's behalf as a result.]]

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** There was widespread anger in the UK when BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama called BP [[ArtifactTitle "British Petroleum"]] during the 2010 oil spill, as it was interpreted (perhaps incorrectly) as him trying to blame everything on Britain, when BP is 40% British owned and 39% American owned. At least one British tabloid newspaper actually ran an editorial [[MisplacedNationalism calling for the British government to intercede on BP's behalf as a result.]]
18th Aug '14 2:46:21 PM OddHack
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** "mister salty" (mostly lower-case, but sometimes mixed-case) was a brand name used by Nabisco, but that has also disappeared.
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