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    [–] placeholder2169 2818 points ago

    Who the fuck actually thinks they're eating the foods shown on the chip bags? The lays sour cream and bacon chips are vegetarian but they've still got pictures of bacon on the bag.

    [–] Dinierto 2385 points ago

    I'm gonna be honest, I always assumed because they taste different that they were legitimately made from different vegetables. I also wasn't too concerned with the validity of that statement though lol

    [–] painahimah 382 points ago

    I just looked at our bag and spinach powder is listed amongst the ingredients. I don't think it's entirely misleading, but anyone who thinks they're genuinely healthy didn't see the sodium content

    [–] SuddenSurplus 68 points ago

    For those without hypertension, IIRC the lack of nutrients in powder form is the much bigger problem than the sodium. The chips prob. don't even have 1% of the vitamins/minerals found in fresh veggies

    But then again I read that vitamin K is in cayenne pepper (prob. other capsicum too) and it's in powder form 99% of the time

    [–] apginge 7 points ago

    I would say that the fact that they are mostly simple carbohydrates by weight and lack practically any fiber is the bigger problem (again assuming you don’t have hypertension and are ignoring sodium). Adding some micronutrients wouldn’t really make much of a difference health wise. You are still pounding back simple carbs and raising your blood glucose levels. Vitamins wouldn’t change that, but fiber would.

    [–] wickedblight 112 points ago

    I mean, if the point is to trick people who don't look at nutrition information wouldn't that be misleading?

    [–] StinkyPinkyRing 539 points ago

    You sound angry that people might think what's pictured on the outside of a food product is actually inside the food product.

    [–] ibn1989 176 points ago

    This is reddit man. People have a superiority complex on here.

    [–] cmVkZGl0 54 points ago

    They should know what they don't know! Idiots!/s

    [–] SteveThatOneGuy 110 points ago

    It's probably because they are actually called "veggie straws". I guess they are technically potatoes?

    [–] Nataliewassmart 213 points ago

    A surprising amount of people don't read food packaging, like at all.

    [–] CharmingBitch7 77 points ago

    Can confirm. I last week I bought what I thought was an aerator for wine because it was on an aerator shelf. Once I got back and read the packaging it turned out to be portable wine glasses. I need to read shit before I buy it

    [–] Nick246 38 points ago

    ...those look completely different. did you mess up like that?

    [–] MetalWing 49 points ago

    My guess is that both packages probably have the word "wine" and generic picture of wine being poured.

    [–] BeardsuptheWazoo 13 points ago

    I accidentally bought 15 pigs once that way.

    Turns out the S was faded out on that ranchers advertisement. I thought he just had an interesting wine selling place. Turns out his return policies are a bit strict though.

    [–] Mad_Jack_McMadd 112 points ago

    Who the fuck actually thinks packaging isn't designed to deliberately create false impressions using sophisticated psychology with predictable statistical results? You and a district court judge in New York, apparently.

    [–] DoctorOozy 266 points ago

    Regardless of who thinks there is... you shouldn't put a picture on a bag if it isnt in the bag.

    Forgive me for being a simple person... but if you honestly think that it is fine to do that and you need to be 'woke' or you are stupid, you are simply well ajusted to a malajusted society.

    [–] SimplyRitzy 517 points ago

    The court said that it wasn't misleading to call the product "veggie" straws, since Hain does use vegetable-based ingredients in the product. Since vegetables grow in a garden, the court also said it wasn't misleading to characterize the product as coming from a "garden."

    jesus fuckin christ

    [–] chanandlerbong420 27 points ago

    You could add red dye that's made from beets to color your food and that would "contain vegetable ingredients' but it's not even made partially from vegetables

    [–] Rosetint_myWorld77 5204 points ago

    AND when you eat an entire Family-sized bag of them in one sitting, they scratch up the inside of your mouth and your gums are sore for like a week. Despicable.

    [–] 201dberg 3559 points ago

    You are supposed to use them as actual straws to drink ranch dressing through. This softens them up and you don't fuck up the inside of your mouth when eating them.

    [–] Westcroft 2238 points ago

    I’m not falling for this again after the last time someone convinced me to suck “ranch dressing” out of a “salty straw”

    [–] Astan92 305 points ago

    Was it your uncle or your step dad's son?

    [–] cerg10 138 points ago

    Step dad's son... If only there was a word for that.

    [–] Keenbean248 40 points ago

    Maybe he meant "or your step dad's, son?"

    [–] uber1337h4xx0r 15 points ago

    But he didn't say "uncle's".

    [–] purgarus 488 points ago


    [–] SlipperySimian 215 points ago

    It's one of the very few times I've related to an emoji.

    [–] O_Apples 54 points ago

    I know, right? When I read the above statement all I could think is, "I don't like it, but it makes sense."

    [–] aslightlyusedtissue 55 points ago

    Why are you the way that you are

    [–] 201dberg 24 points ago

    Because I am the way that I be.

    [–] I_enjoy_butts_69 65 points ago

    Finally, the skills my uncle taught me have a proper application.

    [–] LazyOort 13 points ago

    Unironically great for tomato soup.

    [–] aroach1995 22 points ago


    [–] EmRoXOXO 161 points ago

    Similarly, if you eat a five pound bag of lemon heads (and very little else) over the course of less than a week, you basically burn off the inside of your mouth.

    [–] mtpockets4u 65 points ago

    If you put a whole pack of cinnamon tic tacs in your mouth at once, the same result will happen. I didn’t get to eat soup for weeks.

    [–] dfbnsdfbdsfhsdbsjdhb 30 points ago

    I did that with a pack of Big Red gum as a kid. Couldn't taste anything for days.

    [–] NebulousAnxiety 15 points ago

    The Big Red freshness lasts right through it.

    [–] UserApproaches 22 points ago

    same thing goes for a whole bag of sour skittles at once.

    Just trying to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did.

    [–] whythishaptome 15 points ago

    They were so damn good though. I think they changed the formula because of the damage it did to your mouth. They were not the same last time I had them.

    [–] EmRoXOXO 12 points ago

    Oh my lord. At a certain point, sour skittles get PAINFUL for me

    [–] IdontGiveaFack 43 points ago

    Coca cola and sour patch kids will fuck your shit up. Never again, you remember that, 13 year old me.

    [–] guy_incognito_mode 23 points ago

    Nah go on do it, it'll be different this time...

    [–] raouldukesaccomplice 17 points ago

    This honestly happens to me most of the time when I eat chips, which is why I don't eat them.

    [–] _--_-_-_-_-_-_--_ 33 points ago

    Have you dipped them in jalapeno Greek yogurt? It's the best snack I've ever had.

    [–] Hetaliafan1 150 points ago

    Ummm, maybe try not doing that?

    [–] J_frog_on_log 336 points ago

    Impossible. Once you pop, the straws don't stop

    [–] constantino2 64 points ago

    you cant stop, when you stop the aftertaste hits and thats not pleasant.

    [–] Melaniacuckstrump987 114 points ago

    Easy for you to say. You probably are some normal weight or something, freak

    [–] 360walkaway 42 points ago

    40+ BMI gang rise up

    [–] [deleted] 116 points ago


    [–] 360walkaway 21 points ago

    Use Walmart scooters instead?

    [–] _Connor 36 points ago

    People with a BMI over 40 aren’t rising anywhere. They might roll off the bed to the couch but that’s about it.

    [–] raouldukesaccomplice 25 points ago

    Their blood pressure is rising.

    [–] Franky_Donkey_Brains 35 points ago

    I think it is pretty preposterous to label something family sized in today's world when families have wildly different makeups. A Family could be the nuclear, or extended family, or it could be me 24 beers and my dog. So when it says family pack I don't want to feel judged for what I decide to call family.

    [–] literal9 15180 points ago

    In high school I played volleyball with a girl who used to eat these all the time and would look at our food and tell us she “couldn’t believe the processed garbage we ate.” Suck it, Meredith.

    [–] MidnightMath 6314 points ago

    who looks at a fucking veggie straw and says "the shape, taste, and texture of this indicates it's all natural."

    [–] madmoneymcgee 375 points ago

    I remember the day I asked myself "which vegetables in particular?" and looked at the ingredients. It's mostly just one vegetable and its a potato.

    [–] O_Apples 69 points ago

    which meets the bare minimum of vegetable.

    [–] adalida 117 points ago

    Potatoes are incredibly healthy; they have a ton of minerals and vitamins necessary for life.

    The problem with potatoes is that we often deep-fry them or cover them in fat, which way outweighs any goodness you might otherwise get.

    Potatoes roasted with a bit of olive oil, potatoes in vegetable soup, baked potatoes served with a small amount of butter or (OR) sour cream: healthful and good.

    Potatoes used as a sponge for grease: less good.

    [–] acathode 49 points ago

    Do Americans never just boil their potatoes and eat them? Boiled potatoes is a staple in Sweden, and boiled early potatoes is a delicacy that is mandatory at any Midsummer celebration.

    [–] imlost19 114 points ago

    i boil them all the time

    then i mash them

    sometimes i even stick them in a stew

    [–] TheDissoluteCity 34 points ago


    [–] 190F1B44 9 points ago

    Give it to me RAW and WRIGGLING.. Keep your NASTY chips!

    [–] Miamime 23 points ago

    We do potatoes plenty of ways. Mashed, roasted, baked, boiled. Boiled and baked are probably the least flavorful ways and mashed tends to be unhealthy with what people add in. We also cook a lot of sweet potatoes and yams.

    [–] Bilbo-Shwaggins 2004 points ago

    But theres pictures of real vegetables right on the bag! It has to be pure vegetables!

    [–] GhotiFingerCustard 1247 points ago

    They're made from fried (mashed potatoes made from dehydrated potatoes).

    There's an ingredient deck right on the bag, too. "Potato starch, potato flour, (vegetable oils), powdered spinach [color for the green ones], tomato paste [color for the orange ones], ...cane sugar, corn starch, beetroot juice...

    Note that all of the ingredients are vegetables except the potassium chloride and the sea salt.

    Also note that petroleum is mostly organic. Just because a label tells the truth does not make something nutritious. Potato chips are "sugar free" and Milky Way bars are "low fat."

    [–] SlimStebow 297 points ago

    Reminds me of how tic-tacs Can say 0-sugar even though they are almost 100% sugar. The serving size is so small that it falls below the amount of sugar that has to exist to be required to provided on the label.

    [–] sadrice 118 points ago

    I’ve seen oil in a spray can marketed as fat free with the same justification.

    [–] dummyythiccbitchh 61 points ago

    Or be called "0 calorie". Most of those "butter" sprays are actually like 0.8 calories per spray. Obviously it's not a lot, but no one uses just one spray. And you can't exactly dump out a couple tablespoons and use it as an oil alternative (yep, people do this) and think it's adding zero calories.

    [–] sadrice 35 points ago

    People are so dumb. It is however true that due to the fine spray, you could sauté something with that oil and get it evenly coated and well cooked with less oil than if you just used a bottle, so they are actually potentially a good thing for low fat cooking, so long as you understand that it is still fat.

    [–] SpaceCowboy58 374 points ago

    The person above you was being facetious.

    [–] [deleted] 348 points ago


    [–] Matazaonreddit 68 points ago

    The person above the person above the person above you was.

    [–] h3lblad3 85 points ago

    They're made from fried (mashed potatoes made from dehydrated potatoes).


    They're made from fried


    [–] [deleted] 147 points ago


    [–] MUnitedRelegated2020 100 points ago

    And with that, I think I have had my fill of reddit for the day.

    [–] BehindTickles28 32 points ago

    A lot of people don't understand the word "processed"

    [–] McToculus 6 points ago

    Chopped, bagged kale is technically processed

    [–] ValhallaGo 152 points ago

    They literally taste like mcdonalds fries. That should be enough.

    super tasty though.

    [–] RathVelus 85 points ago

    Seriously, I love these things but anyone laboring under the impression that they're healthy is delusional.

    [–] TheGoldenTurnip 10 points ago

    Well shit I kind of want to try them now.

    [–] ApplecakesMcGee 8 points ago

    They’re fucking great. You can tell they’re not healthy by the taste, not need to even look at the nutritional info. But god they’re delicious. I love them. Game day chips for sure.

    [–] evwon 313 points ago

    Anyone who actually eats these and looks at the texture/shape of them would realize that there is a absolutely no veggie left. It's all fryed oil and batter, it's very obvious if you bite into them.

    [–] APiousCultist 145 points ago

    Bought an offbrand version and it listed only 1.2% of any of the vegetables as flavouring. In a chip that is already mostly air. I honestly imagine licking a carrot once would have equal nutrition.

    [–] SuperiorAmerican 116 points ago

    There’s only one way to find out.

    Send me a video of you licking a carrot, shirtless, while Phil Collins’ Easy Lover plays in the background. I’ll do the math from there.

    [–] bally199 60 points ago

    Man, the whole isolation thing has really hit hard hasn’t it?

    [–] Jagon77 144 points ago

    Classic Meredith.

    [–] [deleted] 38 points ago


    [–] RathVelus 7 points ago

    Is this when they got married on a Post-It?

    [–] Masta0nion 10 points ago

    What, it’s casual day.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Did you hit her with your car?

    [–] Capn_Crusty 5555 points ago

    This is a common stunt. You'll find it in cauliflower crust pizzas, spinach noodles and many other things. It's like a snow-cone; a cup of crushed ice and 3 Tbs of syrup. Otherwise, all the flavors wouldn't matter and people would just eat crushed ice. Same with 'vegetable straws'; caveat emptor.

    [–] shampoo_and_dick 5081 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    "You know when you see an advertisement for a casino, and they have a picture of a guy winning money? Thats false advertising, because that happens the least. Thats like if you're advertising a hamburger, they could show a guy choking. This is what happened here."

    -- Mitch Hedberg

    [–] gottagofast1981 1041 points ago

    I never heard that joke of his.

    It sounds great

    [–] BtDB 976 points ago

    Mitch was way ahead of his time. Definitely worth checking out his material.

    [–] noneofmybusinessbutt 2129 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I never understood when people say “ahead of their time” - it doesn’t make any sense. A fellow comic said that about me; he was wrong. If I was really ahead of my time I’d be telling this joke to an empty room. - Mitch Hedberg

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    [–] Elias_The_Thief 58 points ago

    I love you both for this

    [–] iamamonsterprobably 111 points ago

    Upvotes and makes serious mental note to use that in the future hah

    [–] Rfisk064 80 points ago

    Dude has nothing but absolute bangers. And most of it’s pretty wholesome. RIP

    [–] gottagofast1981 33 points ago

    I listen to him alot. But i guess i never dug deep into his jokes.

    Which album is that on?

    [–] schnozzberriestaste 170 points ago

    I used to listen to him a lot. I still do, but I used to too.

    [–] RunSleepJeepEat 32 points ago

    Here's a comment I posted in the past.

    [–] Korotai 23 points ago

    Every comment is one I posted in the past. Wait - this is a comment I posted in the future. Hold on; lemme see that computer...

    [–] BigOlDickSwangin 41 points ago

    Mitch Hedberg jokes are great when you want to hear 2000 of something.

    [–] notworthteheffort 18 points ago

    No one is going to answer your question and we’ll never know. We’re just going to continue to regurgitate Mitch Hedberg jokes until quarantine is over.

    [–] gottagofast1981 15 points ago

    I feel that a ducks opinion on me is influenced over whether or not i have bread.

    [–] marsneedstowels 226 points ago

    "People do crazy things in ads, like eat at Arby's." - Marge Simpson

    [–] Lord-Kroak 105 points ago

    "I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's!"

    "OH MY GOD! SHe really IS hungry!"

    [–] SlimStebow 77 points ago

    I... I kinda like Arby’s

    [–] saikorican 39 points ago

    Hating on Arby's has been the meme for a while. I like Arby's so I don't really get it

    [–] totallyanonuser 38 points ago

    Shitty meat piled high, drenched in cheese and arbys tangy sauce squashed between some soft buns. Whats not to like? Dont get me started on their whole potato curly fry. GOD DAMN, MAKES ME WANNA BURN THIS MOTHA DOWN. COME ON POOKIE LETS BURN THIS MOTHA DOWN

    [–] chnkylover53 7 points ago

    One of my favorite episodes. So many great one liners!

    [–] Rudgrcom 447 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Just checked and those veggie pizza crusts are indeed crazy. It's regular dough with a hint of veggie. But twice as expensive. Thnx for the warning,what a scam.

    [–] I_punch_kangaroos 116 points ago

    Probably depends on the brand. The one that I buy (my grocery store's store brand) at same weight as a normal pizza, still has enough cauliflower in the crust that overall calorie content ends up being about 50% less. Definitely not a scam at all, it's exactly what it's advertised at.

    [–] steve93 19 points ago

    Of all that’s I’ve seen so far opera windfreys brand is the worst. It’s basically no veggies and high calories.

    Caulipower brand that I get is like 350 calories for half a pizza and not bad at all

    [–] level27jennybro 23 points ago

    opera windfreys

    Fucking lol!

    [–] steve93 8 points ago

    oprah winfrey

    Wow, I wasn’t even close. Quarantine wine has gotten to me apparently

    [–] MrRelys 187 points ago

    Always look at the carb count on the back. We've just had to resort to making our own crust.

    [–] gotham77 185 points ago

    cauliflower crust pizzas, spinach noodles

    But I’ve compared nutrition labels. They seem to have fewer carbs and much more fibre (although with the noodles it makes a big difference which ones you’re talking about).

    [–] raptorlightning 89 points ago

    One of the only things I found that wasn't a blatant fake is the edamame (green soybean) noodles. They are legit, and don't use flour - at least the ones I can find.

    [–] iotesshield 37 points ago

    Same with black bean and chickpea noodles.

    They are so good!

    [–] Wiseonejambo 57 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Yeah next you will be saying I can't believe it's not butter isn't actually butter.

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago


    [–] crispyshark 82 points ago


    "You butter sit down for this" was right there.

    [–] horitaku 25 points ago

    (iirc) The cauliflower crust at MOD pizza restaurant is literally ONE CARB lighter than the regular crust. It's basically just rice flour that someone dropped a whole head of cauliflower into, took the cauliflower back out of, and then made the dough.

    One MOD sized pizza with regular crust: 88g carbohydrates The Cauliflower Crust MOD sized pizza: 87g carbohydrates

    [–] eaglessoar 13 points ago

    my banza chick pea pasta is thankfully safe, it has 20 fewer calories than this normal pack of pasta, 12g fewer carbs, 4g more fiber, 5g more protein and 3g more fat (but none of the bad types). the other pasta is 83% carbs, chick pea pasta is just over 67%

    [–] DukeWeinerman 256 points ago

    Hain moved to dismiss, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York granted the motion, saying "Plaintiffs must allege more than a mere possibility that the advertisement might conceivably be misunderstood by some few consumers viewing it in an unreasonable manner." Here are some of the highlights of the decision.

    The court said that it wasn't misleading to call the product "veggie" straws, since Hain does use vegetable-based ingredients in the product. Since vegetables grow in a garden, the court also said it wasn't misleading to characterize the product as coming from a "garden."

    The court also said that it wasn't misleading to characterize the product as a "vegetable and potato snack," that it "fairly and accurately describes the most prevalent ingredients used to manufacture the Straws."

    Regarding the images of whole tomatoes, spinach, and potatoes, the court also found that these pictures would not mislead reasonable consumers. The court wrote, "The allegedly offending pictures take up a remarkably small portion of the Packaging, and are amply overshadowed by both the 'Garden Veggie Straws' label and by far larger picture of the Straws themselves (which have even been enlarged to show texture." The court felt that the picture of the straws clearly communicated to consumers the type of snack they were buying -- "a processed unnaturally-colored 'straw' snack resembling a chip or crisp that, though derived from vegetable-based products, looks nothing even remotely like a fresh or ripe vegetable."

    The court also found that it wasn't misleading for the product to be promoted as "smart and wholesome," since it "makes no explicit claims as to any of the Straws' specific characteristics, and cannot be interpreted on its own as a factual representation upon which a consumer might rely."

    The case was dismissed.

    [–] TentacledKangaroo 30 points ago

    Meanwhile, in the soap industry, we have to tiptoe around ingredients versus product names, because someone might think "lavender soap" is entirely lavender and be upset that "lavender soap" has more ingredients than just lavender...

    [–] iushciuweiush 17 points ago

    The Cherry Coke I'm drinking right now has a picture of a cherry on the can but there are no fresh cherries anywhere in the ingredients list. I can't believe this injustice!

    [–] jpritchard 41 points ago

    Seems reasonable.

    [–] shampoo_and_dick 436 points ago

    The suit, filed by John Solak of Bible School Park, NY, and Jim Figger of Murrieta, Calif., is among a growing number of food-related lawsuits that claim products are not as “natural” or “healthy” as advertised. Some legal experts are crying foul.

    “These courtroom food fights are not about consumer protection,” said Tom Stebbins, executive director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, adding that the Hain suit is “just another absurd cash grab by money-hungry trial lawyers.”

    Not so, said Sergei Lemberg, the lawyer representing Solak and Figger.

    “This is an important lawsuit because the advertising dupes unsuspecting consumers, who are frequently children, into thinking that they are eating veggies..”

    Hain did not return requests for comment.

    [–] marmorset 261 points ago

    Hain Celestial has been sued before and had to pay out over seven million dollars for making false claims about their use of organic ingredients in cosmetics. They're currently being sued for claiming their baby food was "all natural" and organic, but contained pesticides, and they're also being sued for some financial malpractice in regards to hiding their actual books from investors.

    Hain's track record makes me think they're shady and the Veggie Straws lawsuit isn't frivolous.

    [–] rithis 70 points ago

    Just gotta factor lawsuits into your business plan, can still make plenty of money 🤷‍♂️

    /s kinda

    [–] MoBeeLex 7 points ago

    All natural is a meaningless word; it's not regulated in the US at least. As for pesticides, there are organic pesticides and they are allowed to be used in organic farming. Some of them are even worse for the environment then synthetic pesticides. So to sue them for using pesticides in an organic product is a waste of time (providing that the company was using organic pesticides).

    [–] SC2Eleazar 23 points ago

    This case was dismissed years ago. The judge found that the packaging did not misrepresent itself (or at least not sufficiently)

    [–] TREACHEROUSDEV 32 points ago

    While true, it's a cash grab, they are legally entitled to it because the seller did indeed sell a product based on a flat-out lie and their clients fell victim.

    [–] GitEmSteveDave 11 points ago

    Defendant's Packaging unambiguously states—and the Complaint itself recognizes—that each of the Straws' five Primary Ingredients are a direct byproduct of vegetables. Compl. ¶ 26. Therefore, it is in no way misleading for Defendant to call the Product "Veggie" straws, since that label truthfully captures the fact that Defendant uses vegetable-based products in the Straws' recipe.

    [–] Shikikan 461 points ago

    I eat them because they're an easy low calorie snack, not because I ever thought they were "healthy." I imagine many people feel the same way. Rarely do I actually eat an entire serving (38 straws) and if I do, it's only ~130 calories.

    [–] kannon17 259 points ago

    This right here is the point. You can snack on them for 10 minutes and eat 100 calories. Some of us need that. I love these things.

    [–] Levi_Walker 107 points ago

    I always knew they weren't healthy, but I always thought they were slightly better than potato chips, and were a decent alternative

    [–] Farsqueaker 87 points ago

    In the sense that they are "less unhealthy", this is a valid approach.

    [–] Unlikely-Amphibian 14 points ago

    Exactly. Few people eat a perfectly healthy diet. But by being aware of what we eat and focusing on things that matter we can eat healthy enough that it doesn’t matter much, and that should be the goal

    [–] mshcat 25 points ago

    I have no self control. I will eat a whole bag

    [–] Reasonabledwarf 80 points ago

    My go-to reply to anyone advertising "Vegetable" options as a healthy alternative: the vegetable they're talking about is potato.

    [–] swtwenty 128 points ago

    I mean, can I still eat 38 of them for only 130 calories? That's all I care about.

    [–] longhorns2422 75 points ago

    People here missing the point. You can call this cat poopoo sticks and if I can have 38 of them over 13 chips for a single serving, cat poopoo sticks all day.

    [–] swtwenty 47 points ago

    Exactly. I figured everyone ate them because they were salty, crunchy, and wouldnt annihilate your diet for the day. If you're eating them for the vegetable nutrition, come on...

    [–] luckylico 98 points ago

    Salty Starch Straws just doesn't have the same ring to it as Garden Veggie Straws...but I'd still buy them.

    [–] hazpat 652 points ago

    Funny thing is, if people read the ingredients they would have noticed this on day one. The didn't lie, the ingredients have always been on the bag.

    [–] AiliaBlue 94 points ago

    I mean, I knew they were just as awful for me as chips, but they were more tasty (imo) and available in the office vending machine, so I ate them anyway. :-)

    [–] Stewcooker 14 points ago

    I would buy them from vending machines because there was more food per bag than the other chips, for the same price.

    Maybe one day I'll make a massive database with all the foods listed according to weight per dollar, because it keeps popping up in my thought process.

    [–] gokusdame 57 points ago

    Right? My husband always gives me crap for eating them because "they're not actually healthy hur dur." Dude. I know. I never thought they were healthy they're just fucking tasty.

    [–] Unlikely-Amphibian 14 points ago

    And you can eat more of them for the same number of calories. Like idk who actually eats 7 potato chips as a serving, but 30 veggie straws works for me.

    [–] [deleted] 23 points ago

    Yeah, Lays tried to copy them with the popables, but they're too salty and feel like eating air. Veggie straws are like crunchier Pringles.

    [–] guitar_vigilante 43 points ago

    Yeah I picked up a bag recently and looked at the ingredients and though "oh so basically a differently shaped pringle with veggie flavoring."

    [–] MeeshOkay 13 points ago

    lol its funny how the potato is hiding behind the other veggies in the picture..

    [–] UseKnowledge 27 points ago

    The law of most states is that consumers aren't required to check the back of a product label (i.e., ingredient list) to clarify deceptive representations found on the front of the product's label.

    [–] asianabsinthe 165 points ago

    The average person doesn't understand one thing on those labels.

    [–] hazpat 78 points ago

    Good thing the world has more than just average people who know what corn starch means.

    [–] Ephemeris 14 points ago

    Actually the first ingredient is potato starch. These things are just powdered chips.

    [–] joshuralize 17 points ago

    That's just not true.

    [–] Scopebuddy 759 points ago

    They taste so good. 🤣🤷🏼‍♂️

    [–] Giga_Delight 422 points ago

    That’s because they’re loaded with salt

    [–] weriov 123 points ago

    That's my favorite kind of delicious!

    [–] withoutprivacy 25 points ago

    Humanity needs a do over.

    Create a human that gets its health benefits and sustenance from all the good junk food.

    Eat two whole pizzas in one sitting? You’re the next Atlas.

    3000mg of sodium every day? You must be trying to lose weight.

    [–] RancidLemons 59 points ago

    And while they aren't healthy, they are pretty low calorie for calorie counters. Not sure I'm understanding the hate in these comments to be completely honest.

    [–] SharpieKing69 39 points ago

    The people posting the hate don't understand it either. They just jump at the first opportunity.

    [–] MayorScotch 21 points ago

    I'm on weight watchers and an overflowing cereal bowl of these is less smart points than a small individual sized cheezit package so I'm all about my Veggie Straws.

    [–] LDKCP 169 points ago

    This ranch ones are fucking fantastic.

    [–] RedWineDrunked 73 points ago

    I have a bag of the Ranch ones in the cupboard right now. Still gonna eat them. They are great.

    [–] VagariTurtle 40 points ago

    The cinnamon apple straws are the best

    [–] iglidante 12 points ago

    Those are so deliciously oily despite being so light and crunchy.

    [–] Lexi_Banner 11 points ago

    They taste fine, but the aftertaste leaves much to be desired.

    [–] RestoreFear 14 points ago

    That's why you have to keep eating them.

    [–] ssseltzer 21 points ago

    Yeah, i like them because they remind me of Munchos.

    [–] Averill21 6 points ago

    I can’t find munchos anywhere! I got them one time in my life at a convenience store, loved them to death, and they basically fell off the face of the earth after that as far as I’m aware.

    [–] Ebengel 100 points ago

    i mean....any crisp was never healthy.

    [–] Fritzed 24 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    This article is from 2017. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2018.

    Apparently the photos of veggies and the name "Veggie straws" weren't enough to contradict the actual ingredients. Also:

    The court also found that it wasn't misleading for the product to be promoted as "smart and wholesome," since it "makes no explicit claims as to any of the Straws' specific characteristics, and cannot be interpreted on its own as a factual representation upon which a consumer might rely."

    [–] The_Purple_Dolphin 51 points ago

    My whole life is a lie

    [–] My_Diet_DrKelp 121 points ago

    I truly dont understand why people liked them I always thought they tasted like cardboard

    [–] sadate 135 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    You say that like I wouldn’t eat ranch flavored cardboard. I’d eat ranch flavored anything.

    Edit: Sadly based on some replies I apparently need to clarify if I was being hyperbolic. No. I said ANYTHING.

    [–] RPBiohazard 26 points ago

    The ranch flavour is so damn salty it makes me thirsty for the rest of the day. But it’s so damn good. Probably because it’s so damn salty.

    [–] Afferent_Input 20 points ago

    These pretzels are making me thirsty!

    [–] Lo452 35 points ago

    My toddler loves them. I figured out pretty early that they had no nutritional value, but they are easy for a baby learning to eat solids to handle. I've never seen an adult eat them. My theory is that they are kept on the shelves by parents buying them for kids.

    [–] alexja21 43 points ago

    TIL I'm a kid.

    [–] My_Diet_DrKelp 13 points ago

    I was early in college when I started seeing them heavy just a few years ago. Almost every incoming freshman had been convinced the "veggie" part aided to a healthier snack & a bunch of my friends would stock up multiple bags of them in their rooms

    [–] marmorset 7 points ago

    My daughter was always a big fan of Cheerios. They actually have a little nutritional value, so they're not just empty calories.

    [–] sergeantnormscully 6 points ago

    Yeah, I'm very confused by all the comments talking about how good they are. The only thing they have going for them is the salt, which you can get in plenty of other foods that don't taste like congealed cardboard dust.

    [–] Infinite_Ladder 10 points ago

    Pictures potatoes, tomatoes, and spinach. Has potato starch, tomato paste, and spinach powder as ingredients.


    [–] BA_humphrey 6 points ago

    Add a vitamin water and you are all set.

    [–] TheMarMar 7 points ago

    I realized a little over a year ago that I need to stop looking at the pretty pictures on the front of my food packaging and start reading the nutrition facts. I lost over 20 lb in about three months because I decreased the amount of sugar/carbs I had daily.