Avoiding HFCS and Artificial Sweetners is getting harder everyday. One of the breads I used to eat just switched from brown sugar to HFCS.
Edit: I know don't eat bread
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Don't eat...everything will kill you. F that, where's my twinkies!
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Are those anything like buffalo chips?Ummmmmmm! Twinkie Chips!
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I kinda feel like the presence of those ads is pretty much like admitting they've just lost.
At the same time, it's fairly obvious why your store-bought bread has switched to HFCS... in America, it's cheaper because we tax sugar importers to protect the HFCS biz.
Still, while I doubt that the little bit of HFCS instead of brown sugar in your bread (Assuming it's there to feed the yeast in something like a sandwich bread and not cinnamon-rasin or something) I'm rather fond of my own homemade white bread recipe. Uses honey and a bunch of white-whole-wheat flour.
Fine in moderation' is the part where both sides fail. HFCS isn't great stuff... neither is sugar. It's like all the people who go ap about the fattening properties of McDonalds food - McDonalds food isn't inherently more unhealthy than other burgers and fries, what's unhealthy is the lifestyle of swooping into a drive-through to eat foods that are inherently fatty no matter where they are served or who makes them. In short, 'omg big business and their orbital mind control lasers' strikes again. It's not the corn peoples' fault that everyone and their dog wants to pour gallons of sugars into everything they make.
Well, what do you say about it? - TF
I found this picture awhile back and thought it would be appropriate considering the link to HFCS and Diabetes
And this addresses my poit... how exactly?
HFCS is cheap, so producers chose to use it. It's cheap because of screwy taxes. OK.. I never disputed that.
The part I disputed was the idea that HFCS was somehow more evil than other forms of sugar, when the core problem is NOT that the sugar-sweetener of choice is HFCS, but rather that people consume stupidly huge amounts of profoundly sugar-sweetened foods to begin with. The corn producers didn't hold guns to peoples' heads and make them gulp down huge bottles of carbonated HFCS-water (soda) and candy. They did that themselves. And continue to do it, and then blame the HFCS producers for making the products they themselves go out of their way to buy.
Hence, "that evil big box store using it's orbital mind control lasers to make me drive past four local stores to shop there" in a different form.
Well if I'm paying for it, I guess I should use it.
Seems that sweetener is a better use for food (corn) than in the gas tank of an SUV.
Wouldn't it make you just a little bit mad if your apartment had a coke machine in the hallway, and everytime someone bought a coke, they came and took a quarter from you and put it in the machine? That's pretty much what's happening.