Monday, January 02, 2006

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Ever look at the labels on your food?

Go ahead. Look through your pantry and fridge. Look specifically for corn syrup.

IT IS IN EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

Miss sugar? I do.

I started revolting against corn syrup by looking for sugar instead in the products I buy. Why revolt? Well, I like my food to be food. I am not overly stuffy about processed food versus natural food; though I think it's a good idea. I just hate the idea of something being forced on me.

When I was little, say six to ten, my mom made homemade ice cream. She did not put in high fructose corn syrup. Believe it or not, I loved her ice cream more than what I can buy today. Nor do I love my hot coco or bread or for that matter cottage cheese more today than I do yesterday. All of these products plus a bazillion more contain corn syrup. Check out your ketchup, mustard, soda, frozen food, etc...

Check out the granola bars: corn syrup, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, egads....



Corn syrup is a gazillion dollar industry because sugar, sugar?, is too expensive. Let me tell you what's too expensive; my heating bill in winter. Damn $250-$300 a month. But sugar? Come on.

2 comments:

Erica said...

I had no idea it was in things like cottage cheese, and I'm pretty good about reading labels. Guess I should focus more on the ingredient listing. Thanks for posting!

Maybe They could figure out a way to use high fructose corn syrup to heat our homes...?

Leigh said...

Well well well! Brilliant minds think alike! We are in complete agreement with Erica - let's find a way to heat our homes and fuel our cars with this stuff. Thanks for stopping by our site - we love it when we find great new sites!