South Beach Diet - Kraft and SBD




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beachgal
06-10-2004, 04:59 PM
Hey! I get the Daily Dish, which is great! You can get it for free from the official SBD site.

Anyways, this was at the top of my issue today:

"On June 9, 2004, Kraft Foods Inc. announced that it signed an agreement forming an alliance with Dr. Arthur Agatston, cardiologist and creator of the South Beach Diet™. Kraft will use the South Beach Diet™ trademark to indicate products that can be used by people following the South Beach Diet™ program. Look for more details in the "diet updates" section of www.southbeachdiet.com as they become available."

Pretty cool! :goodvibes:


Ruthxxx
06-10-2004, 05:30 PM
Very cool. However, you do have to subscribe to the site to view diet updates, I think. Good going, Kraft!

mauvaisroux
06-10-2004, 06:19 PM
Great news - we use a lot of Kraft products and it would be great to have a quick reference on the label for SBD friendly products! :)


pebbles396
06-10-2004, 06:33 PM
Everyone probably uses a lot of Kraft products and doesn't even know it.

This is great news (I used to work there!)

Natter
06-10-2004, 06:37 PM
Sure hope they figure out how to make a South Beach Kraft Macaroni and Cheese :cheese: :lol: Lord, how I miss it. I used to tell my family that if I was being buried and they wanted to make sure I was really dead, just waft a bowl of macaroni and cheese under my nose. If there's the faintest spark of life left, I guarantee I'll sit bolt upright :lol:

ozziesgirl
06-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Kraft owns like *everything* so this makes me happy. I hope they come out with some really good stuff. I'll will just keep crossing my fingers for the Kraft Macaroni and cheese, haha yeah right. I LOVE that stuff too Natter. I lived off of that and rice pretty much in university and I am still not sick of it.

melissaK
06-10-2004, 09:16 PM
I just read the article on Kraft.com and i am so excited that they are making such good efforts to help people get healthy. They ar going to make their labels better to read and make individually packaged in smaller portions! It feeels good to know that life will become so much simpler...lol

ellis
06-10-2004, 11:05 PM
I'm going to pull a sort of a "Ruth". :lol3:
I hate to bring my political agenda into the conversation, but... no, I don't.
I don't buy Kraft because they are owned by Philip Morris.
However, there are some good recipes on that site, and they can be used without having to buy Kraft! :D

beachgal
06-11-2004, 10:19 AM
Ellis, you little pot-stirrer! :lol:

Good for you for standing up to them! I wish I had that kind of control. :( I guess the thing about this news that gets me most excited is that if Kraft starts doing this, I bet other companies will follow suit, which will make it so much easier for all of us!

Hey, I agree with you guys about mac n' cheese...that's what I was CRAVING when I went through the first three days of Phase I. I haven't bought Kraft in a long time, though...just the store brand (I'm cheap) and Annie's (they have a bunny for their mascot and are organic). How awesome would it be to have an SBD friendly version! I bet the original has bad fats, not to mention the refined pasta. Anyone have a good homemade version of mac n' cheese that we could modify for Phase 2? My mom always just bought Stouffers! ;)

ADDflower
06-11-2004, 10:46 AM
Anyone have a good homemade version of mac n' cheese that we could modify for Phase 2?

There is a great recipe for "Mom's Macaroni And Cheese" at recipesource [dot] com (when can I post a link???)

It's a very simple recipe and you could probably modify it easily. Actually, you could probably make it with a little more cheese and put in cauliflower or other veggies and completely leave out the pasta/bread and it would still be very yummy... What about adding a little parmesan or peccarino romano after it was done cooking to make up for the texture of the bread crumbs?

What do you think?
:foot:

MittenNKim
06-11-2004, 10:49 AM
[QUOTE=beachgal] Kraft will use the South Beach Diet™ trademark to indicate products that can be used by people following the South Beach Diet™ program. Look for more details in the "diet updates" section of southbeachdiet[dot]com as they become available."[QUOTE]

This is really fantastic news! The problem is, I don't have a subscription to the SBD site -- it's too expensive for my currently-in-car-debt blood. :lol:

Still, the fact that a major corporation like Kraft teamed up with Dr.A, is really smart on their part. Take that, Atkins! (Hehe.) It will be nice when this stuff shows up eventually, it'll make shopping so much easier. Obviously since I'm only in Ph1, I'm basically buying all fresh food (save Laughing Cow cheese, I guess). But come Ph2? I'm all over that.

jenne1017
06-11-2004, 12:47 PM
I actually did the product study for this. I couldn't say anything as I am bound by a contract but yes, they are going to put out a whole line of products!!!

Ruthxxx
06-11-2004, 02:04 PM
www.recipesource.com is the link for Mom's Mac and Cheese.
ADD, yYou can post a link after 50 or 100 posts - I forget which. We put that in to keep out the riffraff who post advertising on their first post!

pebbles396
06-11-2004, 02:09 PM
Ellis is right, however I have a bunch of stock in PM due to my employment, and can't be all that pessimistic.

Tombstone Pizza
Maxwell House
Gevalia
Oscar Meyer
Post
Nabisco (all those crackers!)
Bakers Square chocolate, etc
Toberlone (that great european chocolate)
Clauseen pickels
Jack's Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Cool Whip
Milk bone dog treats
Starbucks Coffee
Koolaid
Capri Sun
Crystal Lite
Cracker Barrel Cheese
Milka Chocolate
Almost ALL marshmellows you buy even like the ones in Kellogs cereals are secretly Kraft
Stella Dora cookies
Oreos
Athenos Feta and Hummus
Lunchables
Breakstone's Sour Cream and Yogurt
Creamsavers Yogurt
Jello
Lipton

Scary huh?

ellis
06-11-2004, 02:48 PM
Tombstone Pizza, Pebbles... does that have, like, tobacco in it? :lol3: :rofl:

ozziesgirl
06-11-2004, 03:08 PM
Wow how rich would that person be? I can't wait, I only hope they offer the products to canada as well. Jenn can you tell me that much? :)

beachgal
06-11-2004, 03:13 PM
Jenn, that's awesome! Can you talk to us now about the study and what you did?

Ellis! Your funny bone is obviously in full force! :lol3: Actually, the commercials here have a guy talking to someone about to be executed, saying, "What do you want on your tombstone?" and the guy responds, "Pepperoni and extra cheese" or something like that. Honestly, it's an odd name!

Sheesh, Kraft is like Disney, secretly owning everything! California Pizza Kitchen is fabulous!!! I wouldn't be surprised if they even have some SBD friendly WW crust pizza.

pebbles396
06-11-2004, 03:41 PM
No - it's frozen pizza. Ha ha ha!!!

You are very very funny.

The worst part is that these were just ones off the top of my head! Even now I'm thinking about more and more.

Want to hear something cool?

All Kraft products you can eat the cardboard packages. So like if your kid knaws on the box the ink and box are totally non-toxic and can be consumed.

This was b/4 I worked there - I heard that the oreo filling had plastic in it. I could never ask b/c I loved them too much.

ellis
06-11-2004, 04:10 PM
All Kraft products you can eat the cardboard packages. So like if your kid knaws on the box the ink and box are totally non-toxic and can be consumed.


Pebbles!!! TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!! :lol3: :rofl:

ellis
06-11-2004, 04:12 PM
I'm sorry... I had this tucked away somewhere... couldn't resist...



The Top 15 New Products from Philip Morris/Nabisco


"ElfMakers" Growth-Stunting Tobacco Snacks for Youngsters

Nutter Lung-Butters

Cig Newtons

"Dips Ahoy!" Chewing Tobacco

Gummi Lungs

Mallotars -- Now chewier with 30% more tar!

The $100,000 Limited Liability No Recourse Bar

Uneeda Tracheotomy Biscuits

Barnum's Laboratory Animal Crackers

Lungs 'R' Doomed Shortbreath Cookies

Hackwell's Cookies

Killa Wafers

Marlboro Man Salty Nuts

Chemo-Wheat Hot Cereal

and the Number 1 New Product from Philip Morris/Nabisco...


Planter's 6-Feet-Under Party Mix

beachgal
06-11-2004, 05:00 PM
:rofl: Now that was funny, Ellis!

I think the Mallotars are my favorite. :lol:

Did you like the cigarette character in Doonesbury?

ellis
06-11-2004, 11:48 PM
I LOVE him!
Now where can I talk about Robert Fisk... :lol3:

pebbles396
06-12-2004, 01:09 PM
Hilarious Ellis -
The best part was that I almost worked directly for PM.

Seriously talk about scary. Seeing those little cigs being pumped out by the millions. It's frightening.

Talk about an overweight company though. That crazy little store down stairs - it calls your name.

Oh - and you can buy cigarettes there too.

They used to give out a carton of smokes every two week's with pay. but it was too expensive to have someone hand them out so they put the cartons in a vending machine and you had like a debit card. You sign that you won't sell them - but you can trade them.

You should see Michael Moore's movie where he takes all these people into PM in NY with their voice box machines and has them sing christmas carols with their metallic sounding voice things that hook onto the hole in their throat.

ellis
06-12-2004, 03:24 PM
Oh my gosh, Pebbles... that is hilarious! (well, sad/hilarious)
They GAVE you cigarettes with your pay!? That's like... like... I'm trying to think of an analogy, and I can't!
Do you still work for them? (I promise not to criticize you ;) I'm against the fat pigs at the top. Not the little people at the bottom like us.)

chick_on_the_beach
06-12-2004, 05:22 PM
We only really get Kraft spreads in this part of the world - vegemite, peanut butter and cheese spreads so can't see much value for me cause spreads are no good without anything to put them on. I read the article but was a little confused. Are they going to label their brands that are SB Diet friendly (in which case we are going to be eating vegemite out of the jar) or are they going to develop a new product line that is SB Diet friendly?

pebbles396
06-13-2004, 10:34 PM
Ellis -
Never replied to this one. I left there about a year ago. It's ironic b/c now I work for a pharmaceutical company and you're not allowed to smoke on company property. (Read: people standing on the edge of a four lane road to avoid breaking company policy on this - somehow I don't know how that's good for your health either).

ellis
06-14-2004, 08:27 AM
Pebbles, I only smoked a little in college (to be cool ;) ), and I can imagine how difficult it must be to quit such a habit. After all, I have enough trouble with food!!! :yikes:

jenne1017
06-14-2004, 10:09 AM
It sucks to quit--July 3rd of this year will be two years for me.

pebbles396
06-14-2004, 10:28 AM
OH I totally forgot.

They have an open smoking policy. So if you have an office you can smoke (I always just had a cube) and you're 'supposed' to close the door but no one does. Also they have their cafeteria split into two - one side smoking, one side non-smoking. Same with the lobby, half for smokers.

I forgot about this until just now.

(I also smoked, and honestly the smell makes me sooooo sick)

ellis
06-14-2004, 11:31 AM
There's a no smoking bi-law here, and you can't smoke anywhere indoors anymore (apart from your own home). When I walk downtown past the high-rise office buildings, the air REEKS of trapped smoke from the office workers smoking outside. It's really bizarre. It's like walking into a bar.

My Dad smoked heavily until the year I was born, so I'd never seen him smoke. He actually bought a sports car so that he wouldn't be able to afford cigarettes anymore. :D
It's really strange for me to see him now taking a drag on a joint. :lol3:

pebbles396
06-14-2004, 12:00 PM
Ellis -
That must be very very weird to see! I hope that it is helping him though.