Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Treats

My inbox has been packed this week with mail from different high profile food magazines and online recipe sites giving suggestions for goodies to make for Halloween and whether apples are a good thing to give little trick or treaters (yes).

In each email is a recipe or two with High Fructose Corn syrup as an ingredient. 

I've ranted about this for years now and I think if you are on this blog you know how I think it should be banned.  It is unnecessary as an ingredient, really bad for you and really bad for the environment.  If you absolutely must make a recipe calling for its use Lyle's Golden Syrup as a substitute.

For more reading about my thoughts on this topic, here are the search results from posts on this blog over the years discussing the issues surrounding genetically modified corn and high fructose corn syrup.

Please spend some time in the kitchen making your kids and family homemade sweet treats this Halloween with quality ingredients: not corn syrup.

You want them to have fun not diabetes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On a related note, the grocery store started stocking Egg Nog last night (retailers always being a holiday ahead in search of profits). I was horrified that every type of Egg Nog contained high fructose corn syrup. I'm sure Whole Foods will have some that do not, but the regular grocery stores are still stocking this. Awful!

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