We’ve talked about the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup a few times here on Cents to Share. I just wanted to briefly show you fifteen items we ourselves would reach for in the grocery aisle, but then set back down after reading the label. It is quite astounding and a little upsetting at times where you find this dangerous sweetener hiding itself these days. We shouldn’t have to worry about what’s in our food!
1. Bread – White and Whole Wheat alike
3. Breakfast Bars
4. Peanut Butter
5. Graham Crackers
7. Ice Cream
8. Granola Bars
12. BBQ Sauce
14. Whipped Cream
15. Pancake Syrup
The good news, though, is that many companies are recognizing the danger of high fructose corn syrup and are beginning to offer groceries that don’t contain them. Often times when we look at a label and put the item back, there will be another product that actually displays ‘No High Fructose Corn Syrup’ right on the label. This is the way that we vote with our food dollars.
How do you feel about HFCS being in so many common products? Have you tried changing your buying habits to avoid HFCS?