Which of these products is more misleading?


13th February 2020

IT’S no secret that a lot of food and drink products use cheeky methods to hide what they’re made from.

In their latest bid to straighten out the food industry, new youth-led movement Bite Back 2030ย has been drawing attention to some of the dodgy tactics used by companies who want to make us eat too much of what isn’t good for us.

Of the many products out there who use these tactics, two finalists have been chosen to go head to head in the hunt to crown the winner of THE most misleading food label. As partners of Bite Back 2030, we at First News want you to take a look at these two products โ€“ and let us know which you think is the MOST misleading in our poll below!

Don’t miss next week’s issue of the paper, where you can find out more about these cheeky tactics!


Which of these two products is more misleading?


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ameliau · 12 months ago

personally, i think that veggie straws are more misleading than juicy water because veggie sticks are wrapped in single use plastic and juicy water you can use multiple times. #first to comment

omangion · 12 months ago

A lot of food packets make out that they are really healthy but it isn't - for example, some food packets say that there is no added sugar when it already has an unhealthy 8 teaspoons!

anju-fnews · 12 months ago

I put veggie straws because I think that it is the most misleading as it probably has more artificial products than natural ones.

champs2005 · 11 months ago

The veggie straws are more misleading because you think they are good for you but in fact theyโ€™re not at all

piggyo5 · 11 months ago

I think the juicy water is more misleading because seems like it is just diluted fruit juice. With the veggie straws, the producers will have to add something to give it flavour. However, the juice has the flavour of the fruit so most people would probably think that it doesn't need sugar to give it taste - it is just natural.

5honypony · 11 months ago

First to comment

dog_lover · 11 months ago

When they say no added sugar, it means they add no extra sugar to it. However, they still add all sorts of flavourings to make up for it, which is why it is still unhealthy. Diet Coke does this too.

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wildcat90 · 11 months ago

I think veggie straws are more misleading because they are saying that they are a healthy vegetable snack when really only a tiny percentage is made out of vegetables

bamboomilk · 11 months ago

Juicy Water because it said that there was no sugar in it but there was lots. The veggie thing did still have vegetables in so I choose the other one.

spacepanda · 11 months ago

Veggie straws because not only does it say the veg it contains but they are also called veggie straws and on the juice it said added sugar not sugar free implying that they have natural sugar

lollipop33 · 11 months ago

But bamboomilk, it says no ADDED sugar not no sugar. The important word is added.

yellowtoad · 11 months ago

Both of them are misleading

cloudy23 · 11 months ago

I think the Veggie Straws are the most misleading, cos the whole POINT of them is that they're supposed to be made out of VEGETABLES! I mean, the clue's in the title?

kinsparke9 · 11 months ago

Veggie straws. The juicy water obviously points out 'no added sugar', and the eight teaspoons is not added. It occurs naturally.

remi27 · 11 months ago

I definitely think Veggie Straws as it is much more misleading.

starblaze3 · 11 months ago

Veggie straws are aimed for kids๐Ÿ˜ฆThis would make kids eat unhealthy when they thought they were eating healthy๐Ÿ˜ก

beabopper · 11 months ago

only 1.2% !

dcfan · 11 months ago

Veggie Straws because, although it has 8 teaspoons of natural sugar, the Juicy Water claim is correct,it has no added sugar, but Veggie Straws are less than 1.2 percent vegetables.

ocean32 · 11 months ago

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netball_09 · 10 months ago

I think juicy water because like 8 TEASPOONS!!! "No added sugar" confuses me so I look at the packet to see the real sugar percentage ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

snufflypug · 10 months ago

Um ok

lollipop33 · 10 months ago

Veggie Straws. Juicy water says there is no added sugar implying sugar occurs naturally in the fruit, but the veggie straws say it's made out of vegetables when it's really like 1%.

thanos · 10 months ago

I think that it is the veggie straws and that they don't really have veg in it.

agentlord · 10 months ago

I think that veggie straws are more misleading because only 1.2% of the veggie straws are actually vegetables

sloth-love · 10 months ago

I voted that Veggie straws where more misleading this is because Juicy water doesn't have added sugar it's because they have lemons and limes in which have a high quantity of natural sugars
Did you know that walkers beetroot baked crisps have 40% less fat. However, Normal Walkers baked have 50% less fat then average walkers crisps! However, 'YellowToad' is right they are both misleading.

stargrl · 10 months ago

The veggie sticks do have veg, and the sugars used in the juice are natural, so it isn't too bad.

mob789 · 10 months ago


Plastic Bottles, if re-used, break down and leave microscopic bits of plastic in your body so would be worse to re-use than a normal bottle.

mob789 · 10 months ago

There are always natural sugars in fruit drinks because it's in the fruit.

olised · 9 months ago

Veggie sticks sound horrible

scichaser2 · 9 months ago

Both are awful products that shouldnโ€™t exist scientifically to put it blatantly

fishgirl2 · 9 months ago

Veggie straws are most misleading.

puzzlepeas · 9 months ago

I think juicy water because it has truly lied about the sugar contents whilst veggie straws have told 1% of the truth!

ninjahorse · 9 months ago


dingbat202 · 9 months ago

juicy water cos they lie. they have sugar when they say they don't and veggie staws have at least some veg in so they're not lying #first to comment(not)

adalard · 8 months ago

Veggie straws is more misleading, cuz technically the juicy water didn't LIE - it just didn't tell the whole truth.

oceangirl · 8 months ago

Veggie Sticks because they use the word โ€˜Vegโ€™

superpug27 · 7 months ago

I think the juicy water is more misleading. With the veggie straws, at least it contains SOME traces of health unlike the juicy water that has EIGHT teaspoons of pure sugar when they said they have none. Iโ€™m not sure how many people think that the veggie straws are worse. Yes, they do have plastic wrapping but so does the bottle. Itโ€™s re-usable but still estimated that 2/3 of the population reuse plastic bottles.

superpug27 · 7 months ago

@Adalard, the veggie sticks ALSO didnโ€™t tell the whole truth like you said with the bottle. It still has traces of veg inside of it but the bottle has PURE sugar.

wordworm · 7 months ago

juicy water's sugar is from fruit which cannot helped unlike veggie straws where more can be done to increase the veg content

cutedolphi · 6 months ago

I think they are all misleading :/

spagletti · 6 months ago

Veggie straws- tomatoes arenโ€™t even a vegetable

pickles7 · 5 months ago

I said juicy water bc if I were to choose one of those as a healthy option I would choose veggie sticks

badgehuff · 3 months ago

Proper cordial is okay