Thursday, September 17, 2009

Practically health food

In the supermarket the other day I saw this giant sign:
In case you were blind and missed the sign, they also included this exciting information on their bottles, too:
That's right, Log Cabin "authentic maple tasting syrup" has "No high fructose corn syrup!"  Their website claims that they removed the HFCS and replaced it with "real" sugar.  Aside from the stupidity of the comparison of HFCS and "real" sugar -- as if the sugar in HFCS is somehow "fake," and the other sugar is somehow "real" (and, of course, magically healthier) -- any guesses as to what the first ingredient in this newly formulated syrup is?

That's right!  Plain, old-fashioned corn syrup.  Here's the complete ingredient list:
Corn syrup, liquid sugar (sugar, water), water, salt, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gum, preservatives, sodium hexametaphosphate, caramel color.
But compared to a doughnut, it's practically health food.

1 comment:

  1. My Honored Father's blog already covered this issue. People will claim anything for a dime.