Simple Truth Brand From Kroger


The Kroger grocery store has food brands called Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic.  The Simple Truth Organic line is USDA Organic certified, so there is no problem there.  On the other hand, the Simple Truth is sold as being “natural,” but that means nothing.  The Simple Truth products may contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), depending on what the product is.  So while the marketing for Simple Truth is “natural,” it really is not due to GMO ingredients.  As you can see in the sample picture above, the two brands are very similar looking, so be careful when shopping if you want to buy organic products.

The good thing about Simple Truth is that this brand does NOT contain the following ingredients in any of it’s food:

  • Acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
  • Acetylated ester of mono- and diglycerides
  • Artificial colors
  • Artificial flavors
  • Aspartame
  • Astaxanthin
  • Antibiotics
  • Autolyzed Yeast Extract
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Bentonite  (acceptable in supplements)
  • Benzoates in food
  • Benzoyl alcohol
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Bisulfites
  • Bleached flour
  • Bromated flour
  • Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
  • Calcium bromated
  • Calcium cassharin
  • Calcium disodium EDTA
  • Calcium peroxide
  • Calcium propionate
  • Calcium sorbate
  • Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • Caprocaprylobehenin
  • Carmine (see cochineal)
  • Certified colors
  • Cochineal (carmine)-colony (bug)
  • Cyclamates
  • Cystine (I-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
  • DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • Diglycerides- okay in supplements
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane
  • Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • Disodium calcium EDTA
  • Disodium dihydrogen EDTA
  • Disodium guanylate (GMP)
  • Disodium sullinate
  • Dl alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E acetate)
  • EDTA-ethylenedia mine-tetra acetic acid-chelating preservative
  • Erythorbic acid
  • Ester gums
  • Ethanol, ethyl alcohol
  • Ethyl vanillin
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Ethyoxyquin
  • FD&C colors
  • Glycerol ester of wood rosin
  • Hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated fats & oils
  • Hydroxpropyl guar gum
  • Irradiated foods
  • Methylene chloride
  • Methyl silicon
  • Modified food starch-(acceptable if not chemically modified)
  • Monoglycerides
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Neotame
  • Nitrates/nitrites
  • Oxystearin
  • Parabens
  • Partially hydrogenated oil
  • Polydextrose
  • Potassium benzoate
  • Potassium bisulfate
  • Potassium bromate
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Potassium metabisulfite
  • Potassium nitrate or nitrite
  • Potassium sorbate ( acceptable in supplements only)
  • Propionates (calcium and sodium)
  • Propyl gallate
  • Propylene oxide
  • Propylparaben
  • Saccharin
  • Simplesse
  • Sodium aluminum phosphate
  • Sodium aluminum sulfate
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Sodium bisulfate
  • Sodium diacetate
  • Sodium ferrocycanide
  • Sodium glutamate
  • Sodium Metabisulfite
  • Sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • Sodium propionate
  • Sodium sterol lactylate
  • Sodium steroyl-2-lactylate
  • Sodium sulfite
  • Solvent extracted oils, as standalone
  • single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sucralose
  • Sucroglycerides
  • Sucrose polyester (Olestra, Olean)
  • Sulfites (Sulfur dioxide)
  • Tartrazine
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Vanillin
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2 Responses to Simple Truth Brand From Kroger

  1. Joe Smo says:

    Is ST bread GMO?

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