Skip to comments.Corn Syrup Use Drops 11%. Consumers Choose Sugar
Posted on 06/03/2010 8:06:06 AM PDT by stillafreemind
Things are changing for corn syrup. Hunt's and Snapple are just 2 of the companies who have decided to listen to consumers' wants and use sugar instead of corn syrup. More and more companies are starting to jump on the no corn syrup band wagon and it is showing up in the use of corn syrup dropping 11% . The use of sugar has risen approx. 7%.
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thank God... soda pop with this corn syrup crap, is just garbage.. I used to love Coke, until they added the corn syrup.. lot’s of altnertives, I realize that, but still, I’d like to see the move back to Cane Sugar.
For a while, Pepsi has "throwback" Pepsi and Mt. Dew sweetened with sugar. I showed my appreciation by purchasing this product. Apparently, it was for a limited time only so now I'm back to drinking Hansen's.
GOOD I hope that the Corn Mafia in my home state of Iowa gets cut off. The NEXT thing that I hope dies is Corn Ethonal...WHAT A CROCK!
One of my very favorite things is Karo corn syrup.
but, as a sweetener in drinks and foods, I do prefer sugar.
But Pepsi keeps coming out with the Throwbacks and they have real sugar. You gotta watch for when they come out and stock up (if you really want a Pepsi). Coke also does real sugar at Passover and you can find those at that time - they have a different color cap. You have to live where there are Jews though. I’ve tried to find those Cokes in areas where there are no Jews and you can’t. Thank God I live near Jewish people (of course, I like them even without the Kosher coke!)
Excellent! Maybe sugar will catch on with more companies!
I try to avoid sweets, but HFCS is the worst. The problem I’ve found is that it is in everything! I don’t need any sweetener in my yogurt, the fruit does that for me. HFCS also lengthens shelf life. I also don’t want to eat anything with a ten year shelf life, that can’t be good for me either.
It is best to cut out all refined sugar, but especially High Fructose Corn Syrup. This is a 90 minute video, but well worth the time.
Soda pop made with sugar is worth drinking - sometimes the stuff can be bought at COSTCO... buy it if you used to like soda...
Wow. I didn’t know that. Thanks!
For fuel uses, sure. But there's nothing wrong with batch made sour mash ethanol for 'medicinal' use. ;)
A bit off topic:
When will Snapple switch over to plastic bottles as opposed to glass? There are broken Snapple bottles everywhere. Dogs and kids, especially, can easily cut themselves on the glass shards. Just about every beverage company nowadays uses plastic.
I wonder what kind of mileage I’d get if I wasn’t using ethanol. Wonder how much the ethanol part of the gallon is really costing me.
Regular sugar, sucrose, is composed of fructose and glucose. High fructose corn syrup is composed of fructose and glucose. What’s the beef?
Rented “Food, Inc.” the other evening. I know it has a liberal bias, but if even half of it’s true, HFCS and Monsanto are two of the true evils in the world.
Ethanol has about 2/3 the energy per unit volume that gasoline has, so 10% ethanol will drop your mileage by about 3%.
Corn syrup isn’t kosher for passover? Why not?
Did they clear this with Michelle?
Gatorade just switched also. No HFCS.
My local Wal Greens is selling “Mexican Coca Cola” (and that’s exactly how they advertise it) at .99c apiece for a regular small-sized glass bottle. I checked out the ingredients label and it listed sugar not HFCS. Didn’t buy any as I am trying not to drink sodas at all, but memories of how good Coke was prior to about 1995-1996, when I noticed it always “tasted nasty”, are preying on me...
High fructose corn syrup, as the name suggests, has a much higher fructose content. It’s a mixture of regular corn syrup and corn syrup that has had the glucose component converted to fructose. As with so many bad things, the great expansion in the use of high fructose corn syrup is the result of government meddling, not free market processes.
We don’t buy anything with MSG, HFCS, hydrogenated oils, or partially hydrogenated oils. I don’t think this is liberal phooey, I think it is very conservative. We buy food with very few ingredients and make a majority of what we eat. Our food bill is low and we are eating healthfully.
Great! One of the reasons we joined Costco was to get Mexican (cane sugar) Coke.
It definitely has been easier finding no HFCS alternatives in the past year or so. Hope more go that way.
I’ve found Coke, 16 oz, 8 pack, glass bottles in the ethnic food isle at the warehouse grocery. The labeling is Spanish but is made with sugar and not corn syrup. Ahhh. The pause that refreshes!!
Corn products poured into mouths and automobile gas tanks, both with deleterious effects.
It’s amazing how this nonsense has spread to every corner of our society. Midwest states like to boast about being the breadbasket but their politicians have brought shame upon the farmers and themselves with the corn syrup/ethanol debacle.
I have it on good authority from a member of the Wooddruff family that the New Coke/Old Coke thing was done to disguise the switch from cane sugar to corn syrup. You can still get Coke made with cane sugar around Passover in Jewish communities, though. Apparently, Rabbis won't bless Coke made with corn syrup.......
Actually, it's not. You just have to be label conscious. I avoid HFCS very successfully by reading the labels. It's not too difficult. Occasionally, I have to choose organic products but there's a lot of non-organics that have sugar. Fortunately, as this article attests to, many companies are wising up and returning to sugar.
I agree that boken glass bottles are a hazard.
The “corn” that is produced now is SO “hybrided” that what benefits are gained are dubious at best. Anyone wonder why quite a few countries will not allow our hybrid products into thier countries. Monsanto, Pioneer Hy-Bred and ADM run and own Iowa.
You've got to read those labels too these days. I'm starting to see here in SoCal Mexican Coke labeled "high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar."
I hadn’t realized that about Gatorade. That makes me happy. Sometimes, when my girls are sick, I like to let them have some Gatorade. But HFCS makes my 4 year old crazy.
I hate how hard you have to look at labels now to find stuff without HFCS. Think you’re getting healthy yogurt? Nope. Not unless you are getting the organic kind (which I do for my girls). Healthy bread? Really gotta search for some with no HFCS.
I spent 10 minutes the other week going through all the boxes of frozen pancakes trying to find the one I had once found that had no HFCS. I gave up.
Sadly, it does cost a little more, but it comes in the old-fashioned glass bottles, which you don't see that much anymore.
YEp, this is one more thing I’m reading on food ingredient lists:
If it says “High Fructose corn syrup”, or “Partially hydrogenated”, it has a high probability of not going in the shopping cart.
Jews cannot eat anything made with chametz during this period - chametz = certain grains (including corn).
Karo corn syrup has it’s place - namely in pecan pies!
In my area there is a big advertising campaign saying that corn syrup is no different than sugar. Guess it isn’t working.
And I hate plastic. LOL. I hate that you can’t find anything in glass bottles. I’ll take my chances with broken glass any day. I just don’t trust plastic - no matter what they say.
Excellent. I do think it’s out there. As customers demand it, the businesses will listen (or they are stupid).
Oh, and if you really want your throwbacks, you can even join a facebook group. LOL!
We don’t want no steenking corn syrup.
Now they need to wise up about soy.
It is bad for thyroids and is in the top ten food allergies but it seems to be in a lot of foods in one form or another.
I am a label reader, that is why I know it is in so many products. You wouldn’t believe how long it takes us to do our weekly shopping. I just love all of the looks we get by other people. Oh well.
HFCS and Monsanto came to America via a portal from hell.
Monsanto may actually be run by the devil himself.
I really thought Food Inc would be an anti-meat, pro-soy documentary, but the number they did on Monsanto, corn and soy was terrifying.
In Wisconsin the corn people run radio ads that say “Corn syrup is good for you - it’s made from Corn. And that’s natural!”
Talk about irresponsible advertising. I want to produce a “smoking is good for you - tobacco grows on farms ad” to illustrate the absurdity of pitching processed corn fillers and sugars.
Very hard to find pure juice for an affordable price.
Meaning no sugar added, no corn syrup or applejuice blend.
Pineapple juice is 100%.
Grape Juice also.
I am with you about added sugar. Why?
Cheaper than using whole food ing????
I found a snack that does not have Sugar as the main ing.
The are Called Aussie Bites or Something.
Very affordable. Liken it to Oatmeal frut cookies with lotsa seeds/grains.
And definetly I do not buy any food with corn syrup.
I have special needs when it comes to diet.
I caught a program about Monsanto and their using genetically modified seeds that they are using in poor countries and the evils of that according to the documentary.
In any opine on truth to that?
Funny that you bring that up.
Our local grocery store has a whole area dedicated to brands of Mexican Soda (and no we are not high in hispanic population).
As I was looking for pure (no sugar/sweetners) juice I saw a bottle of Cranberry juice for $13.00!
I went with Pinapple frozen concentrate for $1.65.
I keep pure Cherry Juice $4 (at Krogers) $6 elsewhere stocked in the pantry for the now rare event of my uric acids gone wild aka The Gout.
Grape Juice (concentrate) was another affordable pure juice.
I drink cold herb tea and use pure juice as a splash for sweetner. (no artificial sweetners for me, causes appitite increase)
I was using stevia as a sweetner but it is very expensive.
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