Huge Difference in Labels!
Hi, everyone! I joined Cronometer a little less than a month ago and, while I love the features, I am CONSTANTLY getting big differences between the actual labels on my food and the nutritional analysis that Cronometer figures. For example, the label on Kroger French Vanilla Coffee Creamer for 1 tablespoon (mL) = 35 calories. When I manually add this food to my diary (in the exact same 1 TBSP. measurement), Cronometer 's calculations = 15.0. That's only HALF of the calories that are on the actual label! To add to the confusion, when I scanned it on my phone w/the Cronometer app, it states that it's 34.9 calories for 1 tablespoon. Another example is Kroger Homestyle Waffles. The actual label states that a serving = 2 waffles (70g) and is 210 calories. However, the phone app scanner says that for 1 serving (amount of waffles not listed, nor are any kind of measurement), the calories are 179.9. That's a difference of 30-plus calories!
Last weekend, I emailed Cronometer's support team because when I manually looked for Kroger Traditional Pasta Sauce in the "Add Food" section, I found two listings - Kroger, Pasta Sauce, Traditional, 89.6 kcal. for 1/2 cup (128g) and The Kroger, Traditional Pasta Sauce, 39.7 kcal. for 1/2 cup (128g). Both claim the UPC label as their source of information. Obviously, one of these is grossly incorrect. When I checked the label on the jar, it looked like the first one I mentioned (the 89.6 kcal. one) is correct. The person who responded was very nice and suggested I follow the protocol when there are differing labels. But then the burden was laid at MY feet when the original problem (whether I had the actual food label in my possession or not) was actually with Cronometer for having in their database two very different labels for the exact same food!
So what do I trust on here (by the way, I am a Gold member)? It's so much easier to just scan the bar code on my phone. But apparently I can't always trust the information that produces. So then I have to add, number by number, the information in a custom-created food. THEN I'm supposed to upload pictures to Cronometer so they can look it over and see if they need to make corrections. So much wasted time!!
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!