More than half of toddlers are eating salt beyond the recommended daily upper limit.
10 Jul 2014 |
Toddlers are being put at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease later in life due to excessive salt intakes from everyday foods.
One CHOICE journalist makes her dollars go further.
2 Jul 2014 |
Want to save money while still enjoying the finer things in life? CHOICE journalist Zoya Sheftalovich is a discount queen for a week.
Are you eating a health food or a "dairy dessert"? We show you how to pick the healthiest yoghurts from the nutrition traps.
6 May 2014 |
Yoghurts are marketed as healthy, but CHOICE has found some varieties have more sugar than a regular ice cream. Find out how to pick the healthiest yoghurts from the nutrition traps.
Does spending more on organic produce guarantee you'll avoid pesticide residues? We tested grapes from supermarkets, greengrocers and farmers' markets to find out.
25 Mar 2014 |
Is it worth spending more on pesticide-free fruit and vegetables? We tested conventional and organic grapes to find out.
Check out which manual washing-up liquid comes out on top in our latest testing.
25 Dec 2013 |
Manual dishwashing liquid ranges from excellent to very poor performance. To find out which ones stand the test of time better than others, check out our results.
Modern bread processing methods have completely changed the way our daily loaf is made.
4 Jun 2013 |
Bread has changed thanks to modern processing methods and additives. We investigate what's in supermarket and bakery breads and help you choose a healthy crust.
We look at what's in your milk and how the milk brands stack up.
8 Apr 2013 |
30 CHOICE staffers took part in a blind taste test of 12 milks. The results are surprising.
If you can't or won't drink cow's milk, what are your options?
26 Apr 2012 |
We review soy, rice, oat, coconut and almond non-dairy milk alternatives to see how they stack up nutritionally.
The ACCC will be focusing on supermarket practices this year, according to Chairman Rod Sims.
21 Feb 2012 |
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has announced supermarkets will be a priority for the Commission in 2012.
Coles drops prices of fruit and veg but what are the wider ramifications?
31 Jan 2012 |
While we welcome cheaper food and groceries and greater competition in the supermarket sector, CHOICE also believes consumers need to consider potentially wider costs.
Read nutrition labels carefully - a 'low-fat' claim doesn't mean it's healthy.
6 Oct 2011 |
CHOICE reviews a range of desserts marketed with low-fat labelling from the fridge and freezer section of supermarkets.
Nutrition claims on food labels often don't tell the full story.
15 Sep 2011 |
Seductive labels on food that promise less saturated fat, no added sugar or a bumper amount of wholegrains often don't tell the whole nutritional story.
The brownie mixes contain an undeclared allergen, milk.
14 Sep 2011 |
Any consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.
CHOICE has joined with the Australian Food and Grocery Council to propose options for a Supermarket Ombudsman
20 Apr 2011 |
CHOICE and the Australian Food and Grocery Council are calling for the establishment of a Supermarket Ombudsman
How do the supermarket brands compare with the market leaders for taste, nutrition and value for money?
7 Sep 2010 |
CHOICE purchased a total of 163 supemarket products, across 30 different popular food items, and put them to the test.
Very few meat pies are tasty or packed with meat, while the majority are a very unappetising prospect.
18 May 2010 |
The Australian food standards authority stipulates meat pies must contain a minimum of 25% "meat flesh". But not all do.
Our national survey reveals the true price we pay at the supermarket
26 Nov 2009 |
Two years on from our last survey, CHOICE hit the supermarket aisles with a shopping list of staples. We found grocery prices have risen against a background of little competition.
CHOICE discovers some delicious varieties of tomatoes to look out for - and how to pick them.
7 Oct 2009 |
Tomatoes you find at the supermarket are often as hard and as tasty as cricket balls. But there are still some tasty tomatoes to be found.
If you’re craving an Asian-style meal, don’t expect authenticity from a jar of simmer sauce, finds the CHOICE tasting panel.
1 Aug 2009 |
CHOICE tasting panel tried 26 simmer sauces – none of them impressed and few came even close to conjuring up authentic Asian flavours.
Defying the global downturn with sales growth, the supermarket and retail giant is attempting to shift blame for the ever-increasing price of groceries.
24 Jul 2009 |
The peak body for the food and grocery manufacturing sector has slammed Woolworths for suggesting the industry was to blame for the rising food prices in Australia .
You don't have to go to a deli to get good parmesan.
28 Jun 2007 |
One of our experts’ favourites is a prepacked parmesan nationally available in supermarkets.
Ready-made pasta sauces are quick and easy to prepare but our expert tasters were unimpressed.
4 Jun 2006 |
We served 14 big-name pasta sauces to three food experts and asked for their verdict. They weren’t enthusiastic about any of them.
Coles and Woolworths have launched new ‘private label’ ranges.
4 Mar 2006 |
Coles and Woolworths have recently launched new ‘private label’ (aka house brand) ranges, and announced plans to increase the number of these lines in stores. Judging by the experience of retailers overseas, it’s a smart move.
It can look beautiful and taste a little different — but designer salt is still about 99% sodium chloride.
5 Feb 2006 |
All the celebrity chefs have their favourites: Jamie’s is Maldon salt; Maeve O’Meara say Australian sea salt is “as good as you can get”.
We check out over 90 spreads and dairy blends, and pick the healthier options.
1 Jan 2005 |
Margarine’s now a "spread" and butter can come from the fridge soft enough to spread on your toast. But which is the healthiest?
Food shopping in the fast lane
4 Feb 2004 |
In Australia, online food and grocery stores range from very large supermarkets to small, specialist shops like organic grocers, butchers and kosher-food stockists.