Benecol "light" (so-called)

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David90 | 18:40 Sun 10th Jul 2011 | Health & Fitness
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There's a cholesterol-lowering yogurt drink called Benecol which is available in "light" and fruit-flavoured versions. But this word "light" is meaningless as far as this product is concerned because the so-called "light" version contains 7.3Gm carbohydrate per 100Gm and the fruit-flavoured versions contain only on average 6Gm. The fat content seems to be more or less the same across the range. Thus the non-light versions are in fact "lighter" than the "light" version. This is not a satisfactory situation and misleading to purchasers. They justify the use of the word "light" by comparison to other makes of yogurt drink. But I wonder if others agree that the makers of Benecol should alter their product labelling and not confuse their customers ??


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Does it say on the packaging that the "light" refers to less fat?
If that is the case it is bang out of order. I've never stopped to check, just automatically go for "lite" stuff. Very misleading indeed.
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Refers to carbohydrate.
Does it say so on the packaging?
it seems that the use of "light" is in relation to the original product

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