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:
- What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Why Is It So Bad For My Body?
- How “You On A Diet” Influenced Me to Change
- 5 Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup
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)?
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.