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14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Uneducated here: is this stuff really so terrible that once-a-year pecan pie can't be made with it?? Or is the point that everything's already so loaded with it that you SHOULD be avoiding it at ALL costs??

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hahah!! When I was trying to find info re: HFCS regulations in Canada the first article was about people complaining that there WAS in fact still HFCS in regular Coke in Canada and they would have to keep buying it from Mexico! Seriously, "HFCS regulations Canada" brought up people complaining about Coke before anything else, like that was the biggest problem! lol!

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oops! Just read that the corn syrup that I've seen on a couple of products in my Canadian pantry isn't actually the "high fructose" corn syrup that's the concern. Or is this wrong? If that's the case, I guess my Canuck cupboards are officially HFCS free! Who knew!

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's SUCH a good point! I have no problem with treats, per se, but it sucks to realize that some of our "regular" food isn't any better than junk food!

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 1 reply · +1 points

What products is it showing up in all over the place down there?

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

OK, so now I'm really curious... Just went and checked out my whole pantry, fridge and freezer. Weirdly I only found three things with the corn syrup: Lipton Sidekicks White Cheddar Broccoli (gross, I know) and low cal Ranch dressing, and frosting (shocker there, not.). Everything I assumed might have it didn't : ketchup, tomato sauce, bbq sauce, flavoured oatmeal, cereal, soups, chili beans, peanut butter, jam, bread, pasta, CheezWhiz, margarine. I even checked yogurt and pudding, but they got the all clear, too. I tried to find out if there were any gov't regulations up here, but so far I couldn't find anything. I have noticed, through chatting with American mom's that the Canadian versions of products regularly have fewer fat and calories per serving. (I tried to vouch for a tasty chip substitute but the American version had 90 cal/serving, while the Canadian only had 60! What's up with that??) So I'm not sure if our packaging is marked with smaller serving sizes or if the product itself is different, but either way, sucks if you're American.

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Looks like they call it the same thing here in the Great White North. I just found it listed as the second ingredient in Calorie-Wise Kraft Ranch Dressing.

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - Confessions of a MamaP... · 0 replies · +1 points

and Waitress! He's the hottie, cheating doctor... (yes I can connect that movie to almost anything.)

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - High Fructose Corn Syr... · 1 reply · +1 points

I hear ya. I swear if I have to hear another mom-friend explain that THESE fruitsnacks are great snacks since they're Made With Real Fruit!!! Does ANYONE read the BACKS of the packages??? What exactly is it about a food with zeroes next to EVERY nutritional percentage, but with BIG numbers next to sugar and calories, that makes it a "great" snack?? Not to mention, I've been wondering: if they're made with fruit how are they able to sap ALL of the nutrition out of them? Seriously, where do the nutrients go? Or granola bars with more chocolate than granola? No fibre, no nothing... Seriously, a Snickers probably at least has a little protein from the peanuts! Or my personal favorite: the cracker. No I'm not crazy. Those things are frickin' useless. Seriously, why do we feed those to our kids? What nutritional need are they filling?

Listen, my family eats too much crap, I admit. But at least the crap they eat I know is crap! I'm not being duped into thinking that this is "healthy"! Is it so much to ask to just know what we're getting into? (ex. I have a freezer full of meat. Tasty tasty red meat. From a cow. Her name was Rosy. She's delicious. Now I don't want to be on a first name basis with all my food, but I'd prefer not to be given an alias, either!)

14 years ago @ MamaPop | Entertainmen... - Photo In Search Of A C... · 0 replies · +1 points

How exactly do you shower a fetus??? You know what? Never mind. I don't want to know.