What is High Fructose Corn Syrup? Really????????
I was just in the local grocery getting party food for my soon to be 6-year old’s bash tomorrow. She wants to serve a punch and I found this one via my Wildtree recipe search. I grabbed a bottle of Sierra Mist .. the only non-HFCS lemon lime soda on the aisle and was appalled when searching for Raspberry Sherbet because most had HFCS. Got the one that was on sale ~ woohoo! SO I find a few other things, chips, smart puffs, whoonu cookies, fruit, veggies .. ya know typical party fair. I wait in line at the checkout, give my loyalty card to the cashier all is normal. And then she scans the sherbet and says, “oh I haven’t tried this one.”
I reply with, “me neither. but it is the only one without high fructose corn syrup so thats what I’m getting.”
Her response, “What’s that? Does it make it to sweet or something?”
I think my jaw literally dropped … I was in shock. Really you don’t know what HFCS is?
I know there are people that don’t care about HFCS in their food, and those who think it isn’t any different than eating regular sugar or cane juice … and that is fine — it is there opinion. But I really had NO IDEA there were still people in the world who had no idea what High Fructose Corn Syrup is! Was I the only one that saw the “Corn Sugar” commercials last year?
ok, ok I know I’m a bit more sensitive because of my Wildtee business. I pay more attention because, well it is my job, and also because I believe HFCS does has a detrimental effect. Not only is it probably made from GMO corn I have physically seen the effects on my own stomach with HFCS in my diet as well as the effects on my kids AFTER they consume it.
But really … no idea what it is???
I just can’t believe there are people who have not heard the debates over this ingredient. Can you?