Have you ever wondered about the story behind some of your favorite fancy foods? What constitutes “extra virgin” olive oil? Why is Kobe beef so expensive? Frugal Dad blows the lid off a few of these “fancy foods,” that are anything but. In fact, the deceptive labeling and claims on these items are nothing short of a total fraud — wasting a lot of people’s money. Unless you’re a foodie, who chooses not to know.
Tim Footman says
The foods themselves aren’t fraudulent; it’s the lax labelling regulations in the United States that are to blame. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a place where good food is taken seriously and lawmakers aren’t the mincing catamites of big agribusiness, you’ll know what good olive oil and champagne tastes like; most of Europe, in other words. Cheese-eating surrender monkeys? That’s because French cheese is worth eating (and it doesn’t come in a can).