10 Real "New and Improved" Products

Did you know that food manufacturers continuously modify the recipes of their products? Sometimes these products are actually more nutritious because of these changes. But unless you read labels each time you shop (even for the same items), you may not know it.

Using the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, we've listed 10 products that have actually been improved because of manufacturer reformulations. Click on the slides to see how these changes have improved their NuVal Scores! Just remember that NuVal Scores range from 1 to 100. The higher the NuVal Score, the more nutritious the food.

Campbell's Chunky Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Campbell's Chunky Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup
How it improved: 15 point increase - NuVal Score
26
to
41

Why it improved: Decreased sugar from 12 grams to 3 grams per serving, decreased saturated fat

King Arthur Gluten-free multi-purpose flour

King Arthur Gluten-free multi-purpose flour
How it improved: 9 point increase - NuVal Score
29
to
38

Why it improved: Now has vitamin and mineral fortification

Blue Bunny Low-Fat Ice Cream sandwich

Blue Bunny Low-Fat Ice Cream sandwich
How it improved: 10 point increase - NuVal Score
10
to
20

Why it improved: Reformulated to have less saturated fat

Casbah Timeless Cuisine Low Fat Rice Pilaf Mix

Casbah Timeless Cuisine Low Fat Rice Pilaf Mix
How it improved: 14 point increase - NuVal Score
6
to
20

Why it improved: Increased fiber

Nasoya Nayonaise

Nasoya Nayonaise
How it improved: 21 point increase - NuVal Score
4
to
25

Why it improved: Reduced saturated fat, now has more protein

Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips

Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips
How it improved: 10 point increase - NuVal Score
6
to
16

Why it improved: Partially hydrogenated oil removed, decreased saturated fat

JIF Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter

JIF Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter
How it improved: 17 point increase - NuVal Score
7
to
24

Why it improved: Increase in fiber, decreased saturated fat

Yoplait Fat Free Light Blackberry Yogurt

Yoplait Fat Free Light Blackberry Yogurt
How it improved: 22 point increase - NuVal Score
60
to
82

Why it improved: Reduced sugar

Aunt Millie's Plain Bagels

Aunt Millie's Plain Bagels
How it improved: 16 point increase - NuVal Score
9
to
25

Why it improved: Increased fiber, decreased sodium

Tillamook Mudslide Chocolate Ice Cream With Fudge Pieces and Ripple

Tillamook Mudslide Chocolate Ice Cream With Fudge Pieces and Ripple
How it improved: 8 point increase - NuVal Score
8
to
16

Why it improved: Decreased sugar