I have some advice you’ve probably never heard: don’t believe everything you eat. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to after checking out our latest infographic, which reveals the truth behind some common gourmet food. It turns out marketers mislabel their so-called cuisine and then charge a premium for it. While I knew a bit about the Champagne scheme, Kobe beef and olive oil are quite the shockers.
Good frugal sense will tell you to approach spendy purchases with thoughtful hesitation, but, in this case, that seems easier said than done. The fact of the matter is, unless a product is truly transparent about its contents (not especially easy to determine), you could be wasting your money on overpriced cons. For many Americans, that’s going to be hard to swallow! Check out the graphic below, and let us know what other food frauds we should keep in mind!