Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Information Age

This is the "information age", but just how much data do we need.

For instance: there is a packet of Cocoa Mix on the kitchen counter.  I need to know how much hot water to mix it in, but do I need all this other information on the packet?

It contain 8.52 ounces of the product...that is 15 grams. It contain 120 mg of natural antioxidants and suppolies me with 50 calories, but none from fat. It has 180 mg of sodium, and one whole gram of dietary fiber...that is 3%.  It contain 8 grams of sugar from lactose (milk sugar) and 3 grams of protein. 

It profides me with none of my vitamin A or C, but 30% of my Calcium and 2% of my daily needed Iron.

The UPC code is 5000023613 and the package is number 703258803P/  It is packet style 269221-B and is copyrighted by Nestle (founded 1866).

Any questions?  call them at 1-800-288-8682 8AM to 6PM Central Timeor check their website NestleUSA.com

Ingredients are dairy product solids, notfat milk, cocoa processed with alkali, calcium carbonate, cellulose gum, and less than 2% of partially hydroginated canola oil.which adds a trivial amount of transfat, salt, artificial flavor sodium caseinate, sucralose, sodium phosphate, acesulfame potassium.

It doesn't say where it was packaged... but I suspect China...seems like everything comes from China these days.  Of course I could call that number, it is between 8AM and 5 PM Central time, and ask.

How much data do we really need?

 

5 comments:

mawmellow said...

Amen !!!

valphish said...

Right.  Sometimes there can be TOO MUCH information.  I am like you, I am suspecting.  I read everything that is in front of me.  I read the shampoo bottles while I am in the john... LOL  Love ya!! xox
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tendernoggle said...

Wonder how we ever got along without all this information??? Isn't it amazing that we did just fine??? lol
love ya,
carlene

ggjack7 said...

Really Chuck what would our government employees do if they couldn't control what is put on our packages, the youngsters now a days don't realize we lived without all this information for many a year. LOL gg/jackie

jmorancoyle said...

    What always intrigues me is where it says the nutritional information that gives the percentage of the recommended daily total is. If there is 100% of all these vitamins and minerals, does that mean we need not eat anymore that day? Do you think your stomach would agree with your brain if that's what you decided? And if you do take in more than 100% of what you need, what does your body do with the rest? It also makes me wonder if when some of these trace minerals build up in our bodies, can they become toxic? On the other hand, I think I'll go do something and stop thinking about crap like this.
Jude
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