What irks me is the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) people in the Corn Refiners Association think we’re so stupid we’ll never catch on to the fact that they just…renamed their poison. Not only couldn’t they care less what they’re feeding us, they’re insultingly assuming we’ll simply stop reading ingredients and forget there was a name change. They think our heads zip up the back!
A rose by any other name, people. Something stinks in the food industry.
Really, all sugar is supposed to be toxic for us, so limiting sweety mcsweetersons from our diets is ultimately the way to go (if you subscribe to that tenet in the first place). I know I like things with evaporated cane syrup in them, and that’s just another name for sugar too.
But there are degrees of toxicity, and if I’m going to indulge, I’d rather have the real thing than this sludge that’s appearing everywhere just because it’s cheaper than real sugar. HFCS is even in croutons, for pete’s sake!