Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Heidi Klum's Freaky Fat Free 'Flirtations'

Supermodel Heidi Klum has entered the world of candy as health food

In yet another sign of the impending apocalypse, can you believe a supermodel like Heidi Klum is actually promoting a new line of "healthy" fruit candies by using her image on the packaging? While I'm sure a bunch of dirty, perverted men will buy the candy just to drool over Klum, I just don't get how somebody like her could or would want to associate themselves with something that is obviously not a healthy product at all.

Of course, she would argue that they ARE healthy because, after all, they are FAT FREE! And we all know if something doesn't contain ANY fat at all, then it must be good for you, right? Well, let's take a quick look-see at that nutritional label, shall we?

Let's see here, the serving size is 7 pieces of candy with three servings per package. That means you get 21 pieces of "Heidi's Fruit Flirtations" in each bag. Although it is fat-free and that fact is PROMINENTLY displayed on the packaging, there are a whopping 31g carbohydrates per serving in this candy. In other words, OVER FOUR GRAMS OF CARBS PER PIECE!

Okay, when I was on a low-fat diet back in 1999, I used to chow down on Twizzlers candy like it was going out of style because it was "fat-free." I didn't just eat a couple of strands, I'd eat the whole bag! It is not implausible that someone could ostensibly eat all 21 pieces of Heidi's chewy, fruity candies in one sitting, is it? Wanna hear the scary part about that -- that adds up to nearly 100g carbs all by itself! Be still my fluttering heart!

While Heidi Klum goes around sucking on her new candy trying to fool people into believing they are eating a "healthy" treat, just remember that this supermodel who supposedly serves as an example of what beauty, health and vitality is all about is actually making the obesity problem worse by encouraging the consumption of more and more sugar.

That's just plain freaky, Heidi, and you should be ashamed of yourself for allowing your image to promote such garbage!

You can contact Heidi Klum to express your disappointment in her for marketing this junk product by clicking on the Forum link at her official web site.


Blogger Lowcarb_dave said...

It's utterly ridiculous that candy makers advertise 'fat free' like it's supposed to mean something!

Ever since I was a young person I knew candy meant sugar. And even the low fatters would advise to avoid 'sugar'.

Maybe the next thing they'll have is a label: Suitable for diabetics. After all look at the diet recommended to diabetics by the government!

5/17/2006 2:44 AM  
Blogger detox said...

As far as I know Heidi Klum is doing some kind of low carb regimen... the media said she was doing something like the zone, or more like her personal trainers' recomemndation (David Kirsch, New York Body Plan). I recall her complainings he couldn't eat bread, pasta or potatoes (oh, and she was doing low-carb low-fat, yuck). But if it makes money, why bother about double standards or selling junk...

5/17/2006 4:25 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I sent her this comment. Congraulations on providing the world with another junk food item, specifically your Flirtations 'fruit candy'. 'Fat free' has contributed to the current obesity epidemic. One only has to look around to see the number of grossly obese people since the trend started in the 1980's to reduce consumption of fat. The real culprit has been the almost exponential consumption of sweeteners. In my country the USA, it has increased from 120 lbs per person in 1980 to 149 lbs per person in 2000. Thanks for your time and the space to comment.

5/17/2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

It doesn't say, but I wonder how much of the sweetening here is from high fructose corn syrup. Dollars to doughnuts (sorry, folks), these candies aren't made with sugar, but with this crappy syrup.

5/17/2006 7:40 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

People change, when it comes to money - obviously Heidi doesn't give a flying hoot about the health of her fellow humans when the product she endorses yields some nice new numbers on her bank statement... luckily for her she can always point to the Government: "they" said it was okay! It's low-fat after all...

5/17/2006 10:34 PM  

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