What's the first thing you look for on a label before purchasing an item?

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  1. Lady MJ profile image73
    Lady MJposted 8 years ago

    What's the first thing you look for on a label before purchasing an item?

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image61
    HattieMattieMaeposted 8 years ago

    I don't look, I just buy whether it is healthy or not! Most of that stuff is full of msg and preservatives in packages. Sodium!  Sugar and Carbos!

  3. nmcguire7 profile image79
    nmcguire7posted 8 years ago

    Whether it is 100% cotton especially for t-shirts.

  4. MysteryPlanet profile image61
    MysteryPlanetposted 8 years ago

    If it is food I look at the list of ingredients as I try to avoid the "bad" stuff. If it is something else I check to see if it says Made in the USA, if it dos not I probably wont buy it although sometimes there isnt much choice.

  5. ExplodingPopTart profile image61
    ExplodingPopTartposted 8 years ago

    I wonder how HattieMattieMae can 'buy healthy' if they don't look at the labels...

    I look at how much sodium and how many calories per serving. Seeing how unhealthy pre-packaged foods are these days has totally converted me to making my own dishes from scratch! I have begun to feel a lot more energetic because of it.

  6. Paul Kohler profile image61
    Paul Kohlerposted 8 years ago

    The first thing I look for is how much recycled content there is, if there isn't enough I won't buy the item.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    I check the sodium content which is outrageous in canned foods or pre-packaged foods.  The sodium kills me!

    Oh, I assumed you meant food.  Other items, I like to know where they are made.

  8. deanoman777 profile image63
    deanoman777posted 8 years ago

    Since i have been trying to gain muscle mass, I normally check protein content. I also check serving sizes and number of servings per package. What can I say Im cheap and want to get the most for my money.

  9. bloggermasud profile image60
    bloggermasudposted 8 years ago

    I am always careful for Good out looking and quality, not just brand...

  10. profile image50
    women websiteposted 8 years ago

    The first thing I look for is how much recycled content there is, if there isn't enough I won't buy the item.
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  11. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 8 years ago

    That there are no E numbers, gluten or animal derived content.

  12. icehubber profile image61
    icehubberposted 8 years ago

    Depends on the product

    For food it is food it usually MSG or trans fat (partially hydrogenated vegetable oil)

  13. Faceless39 profile image95
    Faceless39posted 8 years ago

    Meat products.  I'm a vegetarian and they slip that stuff into everything by using code words.

  14. profile image0
    CollBposted 8 years ago

    Whether the label on clothing has a cotton mix or is 100% cotton.  As I can be allergic to some soap powders, washing cotton is really easy and I can use washing powder which is suitable for my condition.

  15. profile image68
    Josh and Lindseyposted 8 years ago

    I generally check the serving size and calorie count.  Often the calories might not be too high until you look and see that the small package is actually 2.5 servings, even though most people would eat it as one.

    Though not on the label of the product, I also check to see the cost per ounce so that I can find the best priced option available.

  16. profile image0
    jasper420posted 8 years ago

    usaly its the price i like to get a good deal

  17. kevin.howell profile image59
    kevin.howellposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of reading labels past the price and quantity.  With this economy, it is a luxury to even eat.  That is unless you don't work.


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