Bread Made Without High Fructose Corn Syrup?

I came across something in the store that was new to me. Maybe this isn’t new to you, and I simply didn’t notice it before because I haven’t been buying bread, but I was going down the bread aisle when a bright green sticker caught my eye.

Aunt Millie’s old-fashioned Multi-Grain Bread sports a bright green, circular sticker that reads, “NO High Fructose Corn Syrup”. It caught my eye, not only because of its color, but because I have written a few articles on HFCS:

Those are only 3 of the articles I’ve written, there are more in the HFCS category. It’s definitely a subject that interests me, and when I saw the green sticker I was surprised. I checked out the ingredients to find out how the bread is sweetened: honey, sugar, and molasses. So, it does contain sugar, just not high fructose corn syrup.

I’m not personally recommending this bread to you since it is processed food, and it contains a lot of other ingredients (especially flour and sugar). Additionally, if you are following the 6WBMO, you wouldn’t eat this. However, if you do eat bread (and sugar), this would be an alternative for you if you want to avoid high fructose corn syrup. It is a step in a healthier direction for processed food 😉 , or perhaps the manufacturers are just listening to their consumers.

I wonder if we will start seeing more of these circular neon green stickers in the store, pointing out that certain products contain “NO High Fructose Corn Syrup”? Have you seen any of them, and if so, on which product(s)?

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Update, 8/31/07: Please read High Fructose Corn Syrup and Honey – A Sneaky Relationship. It turns out that bread that contains honey (the Aunt Millie’s I wrote about above) that is not 100% pure, natural, raw, organic honey, does contain high fructose corn syrup. The HFCS is in the honey.

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  • Charity

    I buy Food for Life products when I want bread. They are made from sprouted grains and contain no flour, sugar, transfats or HFCS. I love them! Even my 16 year old step-daughter likes their hamburger buns.

  • JoLynn Braley

    Hi Charity,

    Thanks for the tip! That’s a new brand to me, and it will also help others who read this and are looking for a healthy bread option. :)

  • Comfy – Educational toys

    thank you for the tip. i will certainly look it up next time i go shopping

  • Charity

    I should add that these breads are found in the frozen food section (since they don’t contain preservatives they are frozen). The company’s website is

  • JoLynn Braley

    Hi Charity, thank you for the info on how to find the bread, that is very helpful. :)

  • km

    The Archer’s Farm (brand) multi-grain bread from Target contains no HFCS and uses honey.

  • JoLynn Braley

    Hi km,

    Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately I’ve just learned that unless the ingredient honey is stated to be pure, raw, 100% certified organic honey, then it contains high fructose corn syrup. I’ve updated my post above with a link to my recent article, you can also find it here.

    Pretty sneaky advertising IMHO! :roll:

  • Barry Cossette

    For bread, rolls, etc., without sugar, dextrose or high fructose corn syrup, look for sourdough. Not all are free of the above but many are, especial;ly the true San Francisco brands. Van de Kamp andf Western Hearth (Ralphs store brands) are free of them — this may be available under a different name at Kroger stores.

  • JoLynn Braley

    Hi Barry,

    Thanks for the info! I haven’t checked out the ingredients on these breads or bought them myself, but these are good suggestions for Fearless Fat Loss readers to look into, thanks again! :)