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EWG Overall Score Breakdown

The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.

EWG Overall Score Breakdown


EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.

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Lower concern
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Nutrition Concern Details

Level

Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.

EWG calculates that this product is 17% sugar by weight and contains 6 teaspoons of added and natural sugar per serving [read more]

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Sorbitol [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Taylor Farms Snappy Trails With Apples
Positive factors
Fruit, vegetable, bean or nut content
Protein content
Fiber content
Omega-3 fatty acids
Negative factors
Calorie density
Sugar/low-calorie sweetener content
Sodium content
Saturated fat content
Trans fat content

Ingredient Concern Details

Level

Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.

This product is not certified organic [read more]

Contains 8 of EWG's top food additives of concern: RED 40, RED 40 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, Methyl and Propyl Parabens, Artificial Color Yellow 5, and Artificial Color Yellow 6

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [read more]

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may have been treated with hormones and/or growth promoters [read more]

Contains synthetic food dyes [read more]

This product has 9 ingredients with concerns:

Processing Concern Details

Level

Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.

Product has been classified as having high processing concerns

Products with moderate and high processing concerns generally have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from whole foods, and more ingredients overall.

EWG's Top Findings

This product is not certified organic [read more]

This product is not certified organic

Products bearing the USDA certified organic seal must contain at least 95 percent organic ingredient, and must be produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and free of genetically engineered ingredients.

Contains food additives of higher concern

Contains 8 of EWG's top food additives of concern: RED 40, RED 40 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, Methyl and Propyl Parabens, Artificial Color Yellow 5, and Artificial Color Yellow 6

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [read more]

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-tr...

One or more ingredients in this product derived from animals likely treated with antibiotics. Many animals are fed low doses of antibiotics throughout their lifespan to speed growth and prevent diseases. These non-essential uses promote antibiotic resistance, posing a serious risk to human health.

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may have been treated with hormones and/or growth promoters [read more]

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may hav...

This food contains fats derived from animals that were possibly treated with antibiotics and artificial growth promoters.

EWG calculates that this product is 17% sugar by weight and contains 6 teaspoons of added and natural sugar per serving [read more]

EWG calculates that this product is 17% sugar b...

Eating too much of any type of sugar can lead to tooth decay. Added sugars like high fructose corn syrup, honey, sugar and dextrose are more concerning than natural sugars like raisins because they can lead to obesity by adding calories without being accompanied by important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C or fiber. Americans average 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day (NCI 2010; USDA and DHHS 2010). The World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 to 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day for adults, children should eat even less (WHO 2002; WHO 2014).

Contains synthetic food dyes [read more]

Contains synthetic food dyes

Health concerns about the use of dyes in children's food has a led to a reduction in usage but these colorants are still common.

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Sorbitol [read more]

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Sorbitol

Low calorie sweeteners were designed to impart a sweet taste without the calories or glucose effects of sugar. However there is insufficient evidence that they reduce overall calorie intake, aid with weight loss or improve overall health (Gardner 2014; Shankar 2013). Instead low calorie sweeteners may condition people to crave sweet foods (Mattes 2009) and therefore eat fewer servings of healthy foods (IOM 2007). The IOM recommends that schools not serve diet foods or beverages to young children (IOM 2007). In the meantime EWG concludes that people should limit their consumption of sugar and low calorie sweeteners, advice echoed by other nutrition experts (Swithers 2013; Shankar 2013).

Good source of naturally occurring vitamin A [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is naturally occurring in dairy, fish, eggs, fish and meat products and, in the form of vitamin A precursors, in orange and yellow vegetables such as carrots and pumpkin. Vitamin A is also frequently added for fortification of packaged food. EWG recommends children and pregnant women limit consumption of highly fortified foods to avoid overexposure since getting too much of certain forms of vitamin A can lead to health problems. Read EWG's report on getting the correct amount of vitamin A, zinc and niacin: http://www.ewg.org/research/how-much-is-too-much

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is also necessary for normal growth and development. Seafood, poultry and meat are good sources of well-absorbed heme iron. Absorption of iron from plant sources including beans, lentils and spinach can be increased by eating them with vitamin C-rich foods like lemon juice or tomato sauce.

Product has been classified as having high processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

SUGAR SNAP PEAS, APPLES (APPLES AND CALCIUM ASCORBATE [TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS AND COLOR]), TRAIL MIX WITH CHOCOLATE (RAISINS [RAISINS, VEGETABLE OIL], CHOCOLATE CANDY PIECES [MILK CHOCOLATE {SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, WHOLE MILK POWDER, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLA}, SUGAR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR {BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 6 LAKE, RED 40, RED 40 LAKE, SORBITOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, METHYL & PROPYL PARABENS}, CORN SYRUP, WAX, DEXTRIN], ALMONDS [ALMONDS, SEA SALT, CORN MALTODEXTRIN], CASHEWS).

*Older Product

Products remain in the database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores. A product with label information last recorded more than a year ago is marked with an * identifying it as an older product.

*Discontinued Product

Products remain in the Database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores, even when they have been discontinued (products may remain in stores and pantries long past the date they cease to be manufactured). EWG marks a product it is aware has been discontinued with a banner identifying it as such.

Product Images

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Other Information

This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Maltodextrin (Maize), Corn Syrup, Sugars, Sorbitol, Vegetable Oil, and Lecithin (Soy) [read more]

This product contains the following ingredient(...

Scientists have not determined whether GE food poses risks to human health. Still, consumers have many good reasons to avoid eating genetically engineered ingredients, including limited safety studies, the development of "superweeds" and increased pesticide use. For more information on the topic visit: http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-ge-food Note: The presence or absence of genetically engineered ingredients or ingredients derived from GE crops does not affect a product's overall score.

Contains ingredients derived from tree nut and milk - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from tree nut and ...

While over 160 food ingredients may cause allergic reactions current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations stipulate that 8 major food allergens must be labeled on products. These allergens include; milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Note: The presence of potential allergens does not affect the overall product score.

Nutrition Facts

1.0 servings per container

Serving Size

1 PACKAGE

Amount Per 128 g
Calories
220

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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QUICK FACTS:

14.0 14.0 % Total Fat 9 g
10.0 10.0 % Total Carbs 31 g
Sugars 22 g
% Protein 4 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

10.0 10.0 % Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
1.0 1.0 % Sodium 30 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Corn Syrup and Sugars

NUTRIENTS:

20.0 20.0 % Dietary Fiber 5 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
10.0 10.0 % Vitamin A
210.0 210.0 % Vitamin C
8.0 8.0 % Calcium
10.0 10.0 % Iron
Potassium (no value on present label)

† Institute of Medicine. 2010. "Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application." Accessed April 8, 2014: link

 

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