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High Fructose Corn Syrup Shows Up In the Most Surprising Places

After reading the label on a package of cocktail nuts they were snacking on in the office, the Huffington Post staff were surprised to find high fructose corn syrup as one of the main ingredients in what they had believed to be a healthy snack food sweetened with honey. This discovery prompted them to look for corn syrup in other surprising places. Some of these corn-syrup-containing products might surprise you:high fructose corn syrup

  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
  • Yogurts
  • Bread
  • Cereal bars
  • Frozen pizza
  • Cocktail nuts
  • Tonic water
  • Salad dressing
  • Canned fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Ketchup
  • Jams and jellies

Let me add a couple more to the list that have shocked me when I read the labels and discovered high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient:

  • Bread crumbs
  • Prepared frosting
  • Cake mix
  • Pickles
  • Peanut butter
  • Coffee creamer
  • “healthy” cereals
  • margarine
  • chocolate bars
  • “maple flavored” pancake syrup

Why should you care if you eat so much corn syrup, high fructose or otherwise? Tune in tomorrow…

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