A snack is a portion of food, smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals.Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home.
Traditionally, snacks are prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home.
With so much talk of healthy foods and what you should be eating, the foods that are the worst for us can get overlooked. The reason it’s so hard to avoid these kinds of food is because the things that make them bad also make them taste good. Fatty foods typically taste good, so do sweet and salty ones, which means a lot of the foods you love are likely not the best things you can have.
In fact, these substances are so toxic that the British government and European Union have ended the use of dyes throughout Europe:
1. Pop tarts
Pop-Tarts is a brand of rectangular, pre-baked, convenience food toaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced in 1964. Somewhat similar to a contemporary English mince pie tart, Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of rectangular, thin pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster or microwave oven. They are usually sold in pairs inside Mylar (previously foil) packages, and do not require refrigeration.
2. Fruit snacks
A fruit snack is a processed food eaten as a snack in the United States. Fruit snacks are very similar to gummi candies.The main content is sugar, especially sugar derived from concentrated white grape juice and apple juice.Some fruit snacks have more sugar than gummi candies, and they usually have less protein.The main differences between gummi candies and fruit snacks are the marketing and advertising approaches, and the use of refined sugar from fruits rather than from beets, corn, or sugar cane.Red 3 is a commonly used food coloring, also known as E127 or Erythrosine, a petroleum product.
M&M’s are “colorful button-shaped chocolates” produced by Mars, Incorporated. The candy shell, each of which has the letter “m” printed in lower case on one side, surrounds a filling which varies depending upon the variety of M&M’s. The original candy had a milk chocolate filling which, upon introducing other variations, was branded as the “plain” variety. All of these artificial colors are made from petroleum and can cause, in addition, allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and cancer.
Cheetos is a brand of cheese-flavored, puffed cornmeal snacks made by Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Fritos creator Charles Elmer Doolin invented Cheetos in 1948, and began national distribution in the U.S. The initial success of Cheetos was a contributing factor to the merger between The Frito Company and H.W. Lay & Company in 1961 to form Frito-Lay. In 1965 Frito-Lay became a subsidiary of The Pepsi-Cola Company, forming PepsiCo, the current owner of the Cheetos brand.
5. Teddy grams
Teddy Grahams are bear shaped graham cracker snacks created by Nabisco. Introduced in 1988, the legal definition of the Teddy Graham was determined to be cookie. Teddy Grahams come in two distinct shapes: bears with arms up and legs closed, and bears with legs open and arms down. When first introduced, Teddy Grahams were available in honey, cinnamon, fruit punch, and chocolate flavors. A chocolate chip and recentlydiscontinued oatmeal variety have since been introduced as a cereal.