Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Waltz Tango Foxtrot!

Let me first disclose that I prefer Mrs. Butterworth's syrup. But the large economy size wasn't on the shelf. Don't judge me for buying a big jug of empty calories! Okay, whatever, judge me. I have lots of French toast in the house, so I have fully rationalized this purchase. I was beguiled by the NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP banner on the label. It really was not necessary to shout.

Fast forward to this morning. When I bothered to turn the jug around and read the ingredients. WTF! The first one listed is corn syrup! Mind you, it isn't high fructose, but isn't that really just a technicality? Somebody should be keeping an eye on this high fructose. It's likely hoarding gallons of this stuff and dousing Twinkies with it. Between bags of Doritos. You have been warned.


LindaCO said...

The high fructose stuff is worse for you because of how the body metabolizes it. Regular corn syrup in moderation is not so bad. You were expecting maple somethings? ;-)

Bellona of Avalon said...


As something of a foodie, I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I prefer Mrs Butterworth's over genuine maple syrup. But there it is.

My understanding of HFCS was gained from listening to A Prairie Home Companion. It seems to do nasty things to your liver and gives you gas and should be avoided.

I'm going to blame the convoluted Farm Bill which supports the production of mostly all the food that's bad for us.