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BrianB
Posted: Sep. 2 2006, 21:51 ET


I was grocery shopping tonight and getting another bottle of the Walden Farms "Creamy Bacon" and a "Balsamic Vinaigrette".  I didn't realize until I got to the checkout counter, but the bottles I got were sugar free, but were not calorie free.  They had all sorts of fat and other calorie laden stuff in them.  I thought it was odd that they were in the non-refrigerated aisle (when they are usually in the refrigerated produce section), and just happened to catch it before I bought it.  I put them back on the shelf and went to the refrigerated section and found the calorie free stuff (which is the one we're allowed).

I haven't seen these anywhere on the Internet yet, so maybe it's new, but just be sure to check your label when you buy.  I'll go get pictures of the labels and post them to help in identification.

BrianB
Posted: Sep. 4 2006, 17:49 ET


OK, I took one for the team here.  I didn't feel comfortable taking photographs of salad dressing in the grocery store, so I actually bought a bottle of the "wrong" dressing so I could photograph it.

The bottle on the left is the one we're allowed to have (see your food list for permitted quantity).  The bottle on the right is not permitted.

If you look at the nutrition label, it will be obvious since the "bad" one has 4g of fat and 40 calories per serving.

In the case of the Creamy Bacon (but not necessarily all of them) another difference is that the "good" one is "refrigeration required" (and so it should only be a refrigerated case somewhere), but the "bad" one is "refrigerate after opening" so it might be an an aisle or where ever.

I'm guessing the "sugar free but not fat free" version is for Atkins dieters and other general low carb plans that don't really focus on fat content.

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Debby
Posted: Sep. 4 2006, 21:43 ET


Thanks for posting this Brian. :)

BrianB
Posted: Mar. 3 2007, 10:52 ET


Moved to the bulletin board so others can find it, but left locked topic in original location to preserve any links.

Jillylou
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 13:34 ET


I am in Edmonton and not sure where i can get the Walden Farms products.  Would someone be able to help me out!

Thank you!

Paula
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 14:07 ET


www.thelowcarbgrocery.com

You can order online and they'll ship it to you. Their catalogue of available products is all on this website. Have fun. It'll open a whole new world for you!!

Zaftig Mermaid
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 16:34 ET


Regarding the Walden Farms dressings, just to let everyone know, I asked "The Knowledgeable Nurse" in my clinic today about using Walden Farms dressings that are not specifically on the food list (yes, the calorie free carb free ones), hoping I could use the Asian that looks so good...but I was told NO, just the ones on the list.

I had heard that all Walden Farms dressings (no calorie no carb ones) are ok, that someone had said well they can't list every single flavor or the list would be like a dictionary in size. But according to the nurse I asked, she says that's not true. Only the few listed on the official list.

I know not all the nurses have all the right answers (oh yes, trust me, I know this first hand), but I asked the nurse that I trust to know the right answers.

Just wanted to pass that along...

Lindsay
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 17:32 ET


Jillylou

Just so you know there's a store called Sweet Tweet on 50th Street and 43rd ave? just past the Whitemud on 50th street, they have all the walden farms stuff you could ever need... and they're pretty nice too.

they also have a website and you can get a more detailed map on there.

Lindsay

BrianB
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 18:04 ET


Quote (Zaftig Mermaid @ June 01 2007,16:34)
Regarding the Walden Farms dressings, just to let everyone know, I asked "The Knowledgeable Nurse" in my clinic today about using Walden Farms dressings that are not specifically on the food list (yes, the calorie free carb free ones), hoping I could use the Asian that looks so good...but I was told NO, just the ones on the list.

I had heard that all Walden Farms dressings (no calorie no carb ones) are ok, that someone had said well they can't list every single flavor or the list would be like a dictionary in size. But according to the nurse I asked, she says that's not true. Only the few listed on the official list.

I know not all the nurses have all the right answers (oh yes, trust me, I know this first hand), but I asked the nurse that I trust to know the right answers.

Just wanted to pass that along...

Sadly this illustrates one of the more frustrating aspects of this diet (that is compounded by us all being here in one place and "comparing notes") -- and that is the inconsistency factor.  One person in one clinic is told "all zero calorie Walden Farms products are OK", but another person in another clinic gets the opposite answer.  Me being the difficult person I am, I'd bring in product labels and say I wanted them evaluated and wanted an explanation of why Creamy Bacon is OK but Thousand Island is not.

Sigh...

Niki
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 18:57 ET


Quote (BrianB @ June 01 2007,18:04)
Me being the difficult person I am, I'd bring in product labels and say I wanted them evaluated and wanted an explanation of why Creamy Bacon is OK but Thousand Island is not.

I was thinking the same thing Mermaid, ask her why it's not OK. I was using marshmallow dip once in a while and i do not think that it made me lose any slower then i am.
I have trust issues :lol:  and do not trust anyone until they give me an answer that makes sense.

Zaftig Mermaid
Posted: Jun. 1 2007, 19:04 ET


Quote (BrianB @ June 01 2007,18:04)
Quote (Zaftig Mermaid @ June 01 2007,16:34)
Regarding the Walden Farms dressings, just to let everyone know, I asked "The Knowledgeable Nurse" in my clinic today about using Walden Farms dressings that are not specifically on the food list (yes, the calorie free carb free ones), hoping I could use the Asian that looks so good...but I was told NO, just the ones on the list.

I had heard that all Walden Farms dressings (no calorie no carb ones) are ok, that someone had said well they can't list every single flavor or the list would be like a dictionary in size. But according to the nurse I asked, she says that's not true. Only the few listed on the official list.

I know not all the nurses have all the right answers (oh yes, trust me, I know this first hand), but I asked the nurse that I trust to know the right answers.

Just wanted to pass that along...

Sadly this illustrates one of the more frustrating aspects of this diet (that is compounded by us all being here in one place and "comparing notes") -- and that is the inconsistency factor.  One person in one clinic is told "all zero calorie Walden Farms products are OK", but another person in another clinic gets the opposite answer.  Me being the difficult person I am, I'd bring in product labels and say I wanted them evaluated and wanted an explanation of why Creamy Bacon is OK but Thousand Island is not.

Sigh...

(sigh) right back atcha, Bri.  And you're "difficult"? I didn't know that! LOL. Well...if you get another answer from our favorite nurse, let me know.

meanwhile, I'm sticking to the darn list. Right down to the Arizona Diet Peach Iced Tea but not the Arizona Diet Lemon Iced Tea which is my favorite and Publix special ordered 6 tins of it just for me. (pout).

And I can't WAIT to use rich lathery soap again, especially in the shower. Just hope I don't get all dry and wrinkly in my old age!