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Foods That Have Been Renamed

DO You Really Know What You're Eating? OFOODS that have been RENAMED to get yoũ to BUY THEM Patagonian Toothfish Ghiliean Sea Bass It might taste delicious but who wants to see the word 'tooth' on a restaurant menu? Enter, Chilean Sea Bass. Despite its name, Chilean Sea Bass is neither (for the most part) from Chile, or (in any conceivable way) sea bass. It's actually a type of cod. Though it's doubtful those profiting from it care: since its 'rebrand' its price per pound has risen from $8 to more than $25 Dried Plums Prunes Prunes are tricky things to market thanks to their long-term connotations with digestive problems and the elderly. To get around this, Californian prune producers rebranded the dried fruit 'dried plums, which to be fair to them, is precisely what a prune is. Rockfish Red Snapper Several species of what used to be known as rockfish are now more commonly referred to as red snapper - at least when fished from the Pacific Ocean. Why? Because consumers are familiar with 'red snapper' meaning fish labelled as such sells better and can command a higher price. If you want genuine red snapper, it can only be found in the Atlantic Ocean. Its exclusive nature is reflected in its price - Rockfish goes for about $10 a pound but Red Snapper is more than double that at $24 a pound. ваby Garrots Garrots In an effort to encourage healthier eating habits, especially in children, food manufacturers decided to cultivate miniature, sweeter tasting versions of the humble carrot. They cut them into a uniform shape and size, and package them like crisps and other junk foods - complete with a cartoon mascot. High Frouctose Gorn Syrup Isolated Fructose High Fructose Gorn Syrup (or HFCS) has been linked to a multitude of conditions including obesity and cancer. As consumers became increasingly aware of the potential risks from eating HFCS, food manufacturers began to panic - sales were going to drop if they didn't do something - but what could they do? Remove HFCS from their products? Nope. They had a far cleverer solution up their sleeves. They simply changed the ingredient's name to the innocuous-sounding 'fructose'. Orange Roughy Slimehead Like the toothfish, the unfortunately named 'Slimehead' suffered at the hands of fickle consumers who weren't keen on eating something named after the mucous-filled canals that adorn its face. In order to boost sales 'slimehead' was renamed 'orange roughy', however the name-change might have been in vain since the species is in fact highly unsustainable and consumers are being encouraged not to eat it. Sugar Puffs Honey Monster Puffs This rebrand didn't stem from a need to make the product more appetising, but rather a desire to present a 'healthier' image to consumers. This from a product made of wheat, five types of sugar, and some added vitamins... Wheat, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Honey (3.6%), Caramelised Sugar, Molasses, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1) We suppose you can't blame a brand for trying. Locusts Sky Prawn In 2004 Australia was dealing with its worst locust plague for 30 years. Their solution? To get people to eat them. The government rebranded the pests as sky prawns and launched a book 'Cooking with Sky Prawns', which contained more than 20 locust, sorry, sky prawn recipes. Dolphinfish Mahi Mahi Dolphinfish don't look like dolphins, nor are they in any way related to dolphins -they're fish, not mammals, for starters. Still, the name 'dolphinfish' confused consumers who were more familiar with dolphins of the mammal variety, so the reversion to the fish's Hawaiian name, Mahi-Mahi, made a lot of sense. Brought to you by: ship it appliances Sources: A-plague-of-locusts-Think-of-them-as-delicious-sky-prawns.html sugar-puffs-renamed-honey-monster-puffs-to-play-down-association-with-sugar-9801229.html

Foods That Have Been Renamed

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Some foods have had rather strange names in the past but have been changed due to the fact that the name of a food can count towards how appealing the food seems. Here are some of the foods that have ...


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