Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit

The "New Math"

Nabisco Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks
Net Weight 2.5 oz (71g)

The front of the package says "About 3 servings"

The Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 12: pieces (30g)
Servings Per Container: about 2.5
Vitamin C: 100% per serving, 230% entire package

Based on the front label, there should be about 300% of the RDA of Vitamin C in the package
Based on the nutrion facts there should be about 250% of the RDA of Vitamin C in the package

There were, in fact, 31 pieces, or "about 2.5 servings".
If 12 pieces contains 100% of the RDA of vitamin C, my package should have contained 258% of the RDA of Vitamin C.

I find the nutrition facts printed on the package, in combination with the labelling on the front, to be misleading and confusing.
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