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post #41 of 57
I am now actually afraid to go check the ketchup, beans, and canned tomatoes in the kitchen.
post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by reezley View Post
I'm such a novice when it comes to cooking and all this stuff.. and I was just telling dh this yesterday: There's high fructose corn syrup in the "Plain Bread Crumbs" (store brand) that I bought. I had no idea to check those! I'd never bought bread crumbs before, hope I can find better ones next time!
ACK! I just spotted this the other day! I couldn't believe it. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since you'll find HFCS in bread, but it really did surprise me.
post #43 of 57
i don't think i've ever SEEN a "grapple". where do they sell such a thing?
post #44 of 57
I don't know much about this, so pardon my igorance. Why is HGCS so bad in comparison to just refined sugar? Isn't it just sugars from the corn plant rather than sugar cane?
post #45 of 57
My tomatoes do not have HFCS in them! No flames, they are Wmart brand, and in cans, not jars, but there's no HFCS!

I can't get good ones 'til my garden makes them.

Amazing what kinds of foods have been messed with. What ever happened to just FOOD in the ingredients list? I'm so glad we don't put much packaged stuff into us.

I want to have enough tomatoes to make my own ketchup this year.
post #46 of 57
Thread Starter 
I checked mine and they didn't have any (Canned diced tomatoes, Target brand!)

lyno- here is an article I reccommend people to read because it is well written, has sources, and is in clear language without much scientific mumbo-jumbo. A bit long, but it divides things up.

We also avoid it because it causes DD to fly off the handle. Not something she (or myself) enjoys!
post #47 of 57
I had a very hard time recently finding Worchestershire sauce without HFCS. I finally found some with just CS, still not idea, but better. Condiments are tough! Usually I just get organic (even just store brand) ketchup, etc and those are fine.


This week I found HFCS in my cough syrup I had been using a natural cherry bark (honey sweetened) one, but I was coughing so hard I pulled some muscles in my back and needed something more. Being 8 months pregnant, my options are limited, and the stuff I had to get not only has HFCS, but also red dye AND other junk Yeah, cause all that is fine for pregnancy but my raw milk and wild salmon sashimi are major health risks (I type as I have my milk and sushi for lunch! )
post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by coryy View Post
i don't think i've ever SEEN a "grapple". where do they sell such a thing?
I see them at the regular grocery store, in the produce aisle. They're sold in four packs.
post #49 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hehe.. I forgot to post my link up there

http://www.westonaprice.org/The-Doub...orn-Syrup.html
post #50 of 57
dog treats
post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by leaveit2beeker View Post
Barbecue sauce. And man, it was tough trying to find a brand that doesn't. And I made my own once, thinking I'd outsmart them all...til every recipe I wanted to try for barbecue sauce included ketchup (which itself has HFCS). AARGH!
I make my own, using organic ketchup. It has cane sugar sweetener
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by lyno View Post
I don't know much about this, so pardon my igorance. Why is HGCS so bad in comparison to just refined sugar? Isn't it just sugars from the corn plant rather than sugar cane?
I am positive someone else will give you the science of how it behaves in our bodies, but after reading the thread I had to post yet again.... The scariest thing about HFCS AND anything containing soy (mayo) is that they are from GMO plants... We have not ingested these things in much measurable quantity for years and I hope everyone else gives them up too, buying organic is a vote with our dollars to preserve real food and prevent ecological breakdown that will occur if Monsanto is allowed to continue its GMO technologies...
now to get back on thread...

edible underwear
post #53 of 57
i am shocked at about 90% of what its in. its in every thign!

post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by jrabbit View Post
saltines! I don't remember if the store brand has hcfs - but DH has been buying organic instead.

oh - and there is gelatin in planters dry-roasted peanuts and sunflower seeds (probably hcfs, too) - but no gelatin in the store brand. haven't checked the bulk bins yet.
No hfcs in them, but some other corn product (possibly maltodextrin or corn syrup solids, which, being from just regular corn syrup, is actually less processed/harmful than hfcs, but still can make me sick, as it's from corn.

Grapples sound disgusting, but I guess if you have a kid who has food issues, and won't eat fruit, but they will eat grapples, it could be worse.

What have I found hfcs in? EVERYTHING!!! Okay, maybe not everything, but add in corn starch, modified food starch, corn flour, regular corn syrup, fructose (unless labeled as having a non-corn source,) and maltodextrin, and it sure as heck feels like everything.

Things I'm surprised it's in, (or I used to be when I first had discovered my corn intolerance)? Soups, rotisserie chicken, canned tomatoes, bread*, potato chips, and mayo.

Things I'm most sad that it's in? Caramel, most ice creams, and wheat thins. Of all the foods I've had to find alternate versions/brands for, caramels and wheat thins are the hardest. In 8 years, I still haven't found a good replacement version of wheat thins.



*I discovered a few years ago that it's more likely to be in whole wheat, especially 100% whole wheat, bread than it is in white bread. Which sucks, because the only white bread allowed in my house is specialty breads or for when someone has a tummy bug and needs the BRAT diet. Also, I was raised on texture-ful whole wheat breads, so I think white is gross.
post #55 of 57
CorasMama- wheat thins are removing hfcs from their crackers, I purchased a box about a month ago that didn't have any, so check next time you're at the grocery store!

The strangest things I've found hfcs in is ginger paste and hummus.
post #56 of 57
THe strangest thing I've found it in is Infant preparations of Motrin and Tylenol.

I stood in the aisle for 10 minutes reading every bottle. Most of them had HFCS, and the ones that didn't had artificial sweeteners (sucralose or acesulfame pottasium). I finally found a Motrin that had sugar, but couldn't find an acetaminophin that did, so I had to choose the lesser of the two evils.
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by HeYunyi View Post
CorasMama- wheat thins are removing hfcs from their crackers, I purchased a box about a month ago that didn't have any, so check next time you're at the grocery store!

The strangest things I've found hfcs in is ginger paste and hummus.
I'll check, but unfortunately I think they also have cornstarch. There's nothing inherently wrong with cornstarch, except that I have an intolerance to corn.
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