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.


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.


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!