WHAT'S IN GREEN GIANT'S SWEET POTATO & CAULIFLOWER VEGGIE TOTS?
VEGGIE TOTS - CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™
INFORMATION UPDATED FEBRUARY 2019
“Don’t forget to eat your vegetables.”
Most of us are always looking for ways to eat more vegetables. B&G Foods owned Green Giant brand makes frozen Veggie Tots including a Sweet Potato & Cauliflower variety.
HOMEMADE VEGGIE TOTS INGREDIENTS: If we were making Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Tots at home, the ingredients might look something like this: Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Flour or Breadcrumbs, Egg, Onion, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper.
Any ingredients we would not use at home to make Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Tots are designated as Not In Kitchen™.
B&G FOODS’ GREEN GIANT SWEET POTATO & CAULIFLOWER VEGGIE TOTS CONTAIN A TOTAL OF 27 INGREDIENTS >> 16 OF WHICH ARE NOT IN KITCHEN™. (Source for ingredients: Green Giant Web site 2/17/19)
These Green Giant Veggie Tots contain ingredients we would never use at home like Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Brown Sugar, Citric Acid, Dextrin, Dextrose, Dried Eggs, Methylcellulose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Alginate, Soy Flour, Sugar, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Starch, Whey and Xanthan Gum.
B&G FOODS’ GREEN GIANT SWEET POTATO & CAULIFLOWER VEGGIE TOTS ARE APPROVED BY “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NUTRITIONIST”.
Q: What are the standards of Good Housekeeping in nutritionally approving a food product? Are Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Methylcellulose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Wheat Gluten and Sodium Alginate nutritionally sound in a Veggie Tot?
Although designated as a Veggie Tot, these Green Giant Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Tots also contain soy, rice, corn, wheat, dairy, sugars and water.
B&G FOODS’ GREEN GIANT SWEET POTATO & CAULIFLOWER VEGGIE TOTS CONTAIN THREE SOURCES OF ADDED SUGAR AND TWO SOURCES OF NATURAL SUGARS.
One serving/6 Pieces (86 grams) = 4 grams of sugar. These Green Giant Veggie Tots contain natural sugar from the Sweet Potato and Cauliflower, plus Added Sugars in the form of Brown Sugar, Dextrose and Sugar.
Q: Why do you think B&G Foods adds sugars to their Veggie Tots?
VEGGIE TOTS COMPARISON: Let’s look at these Green Giant Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Tots with 27 ingredients vs. a Closest To Homemade™ brand >> Kidfresh Potato’n Cauliflower Tots with nine ingredients. (Source: Kidfresh 2/17/19)
The Kidfresh Potato’n Cauliflower Tots have a smaller serving size (63 grams) than the Green Giant Veggie Tots (86 grams) so the comparison is a bit apples & oranges, but >> the Kidfresh Tots contain 0 grams of sugar per serving (5 tots) vs. the Green Giant Veggie Tots which contain 4 grams of sugar per serving (6 tots).
The Kidfresh Tots are also lower in fat and calories than the Green Giant Veggie Tots.
Green Giant does make some products which are Closest To Homemade™ like their Veggie Spirals and Riced Veggie lines which are 100% vegetables. Yay!
And we leave you with some old print ads for Green Giant: