Snapple To Switch To Real Sugar Instead Of HFCS

The beverage makers are jumping off HFCS like rats off a sinking ship these days. Snapple has announced that it will will eliminate HFCS from its recipes. In at least once case this will actually result in fewer calories.

The NYT says that the old ingredient list for Snapple’s Lemon Iced Tea was as follows: “water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, tea, natural flavors.” Calories: 200. The new version: “filtered water, sugar, citric acid, tea, natural flavors.” Calories: 160.

The beverage maker also announced that it will redesign its bottle so it will actually fit into your cup holder. How nice.

Reading the Tea Leaves, Snapple Refreshes Itself [NYT]

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  1. lastingsmilledge says:

    hopefully there are a lot more posts like this – the sooner the better!

    • SlimDan22 says:

      @lastingsmilledge:

      agreeeed, i reallly dont trust HFCS

    • gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

      @lastingsmilledge: eh, doesn’t make a huge difference to me, i have diabetes, so sugar is just as bad as HFCS

    • MikeGrenade says:

      I dunno about all the health concerns and conspiracy theories… I just know regular old cane sugar tastes better.

      • ShadowFalls says:

        @MikeGrenade:

        There are multiple differences between the two. Drinks with cane sugar are more satisfying, therefore you are more likely not to consume as much as if it had HFCS. Also, HFCS doesn’t break down in the body the same way cane sugar does, nor is insulin properly released for it either. This makes it more likely to get stored as fat.

        If anyone has a local Publix and looking for good Iced tea, they sell some that actually uses real sugar.

        I do certainly hope that more companies get on the band wagon here.

  2. Starfury says:

    But when they redesign the bottle will it hold the same amount of Snapple as before?

    • erratica says:

      @Starfury: That’s probably why the Snapple is going to have fewer calories, not the switch from one sweetener to another…

    • MsAnthropy says:

      @Starfury:

      Exactly what I was thinking. I suspect the calorie reduction will have very little to do with the switch from HCFS to cane sugar and everything to do with the bottle redesign. “Now it’ll fit in your cup holder!” is a great way of saying “look, less Snapple!”

      Still good to see companies cutting out that vile shit, though.

  3. JGKojak says:

    I’m ******* Matt Damon, while I’m drinking diet snapple…

  4. hellinmyeyes says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! I can’t wait to try the new Pepsi incarnation. I’m half tempted to search around town for the Mexican/Kosher Coke everyone claims exists. I’m ready for more products to switch.

    • FooSchnickens - Full of SCAR says:

      @hellinmyeyes: They have them at my Kroger and Publix. Look in the Hispanic/Oriental/International sections, they’re most likely going to be there.

    • cuchanu says:

      @hellinmyeyes: Costco has it and let me tell you: it really is a lot better. Or you can go to a Mexican Tienda they are bound to have it.

      I occasionally drink a rum and coke here in the U.S. I went to Nicaragua and had one and couldn’t believe the difference. It used Mexican Coke and good (but inexpensive) Flor de Cana rum.

      @FooSchnickens: you racist bastard they’re all the same to you, aren’t they? You must be a Republican. /s

      • Sean Gamble says:

        @cuchanu: Just incase ur not joking, Whats being a republican have to do with Racisim?… I’m a republican and i’m half Mexican!

        But anyway….

        Yes!! Finaly we’re going to see good, not chemicalish tasting soft drinks I’m Psyched!!

      • redskull says:

        @cuchanu: Well, if FooSchnicken’s grocery is anything like the one I go to, the Mexican/Asian/Kosher foods are all lumped together in one side of an aisle, so yeah, technically in this case they are all the same.

    • Dawn Martin says:

      @hellinmyeyes: The coke DOES exist and I’ve bought it many times at the San Diego Costco in Poway. I cannot find it at the Costco in LA but it’s in bottles and it tastes better. I can’t wait until more products switch away from HFCS. I’ve noticed some big bread brands have made the switch and that makes me smile. Come on coke and pepsi, do it !!

  5. eightfifteen says:

    Why the sudden backlash against HFCS? I assume HFCS costs less, and that’s why they moved to it to begin with.

    • Fineous K. Douchenstein says:

      @eightfifteen: HFCS is a man-made substance created through artificial processing, regardless of how much propaganda is thrown at us. Is the corn natural? Yes. Is the process? No way.

      • battra92 says:

        @wagenejm: Cyanide and snake venom are all natural too so even if HFCS is “all natural” it’s still funky.

      • erratica says:

        @eightfifteen: Yeah, because corn is heavily subsidized in this country. That’s why you don’t see much in the way of HFCS in other countries; for them it’s cheaper to use regular sugar.

        @wagenejm: Refined sugar isn’t really much more natural.

        • Anonymous says:

          @erratica: Refined sugar has only been processed via boiling and filtering for the most part. If you live somewhere that has sugar cane (Hawaii, far south ) you can get some at a farmers market and make your own. It’s a very simple process done for 100s of years.

      • wildhare says:

        @wagenejm: The fructose additive to natural “corn syrup” is the artificial part of it. It’s enzyme catalyzed isomerization of dextrose into fructose and added to predominantly glucose based corn syrup. Invented in a lab by the Japanese. Incidentally most japanese products do not contain HFCS.

        Quote from wikipedia: “In May 2006, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) threatened to file a lawsuit against Cadbury Schweppes for labeling 7 Up as “All Natural” or “100% Natural”, despite the presence of high-fructose corn syrup. Although the U.S. FDA has no general definition of “natural”, CSPI claims that HFCS is not a “natural” ingredient due to the high level of processing and the use of at least one genetically modified (GMO) enzyme required to produce it. On January 12, 2007, Cadbury Schweppes agreed to stop calling 7 Up “All Natural”. They now label it “100% Natural Flavors”.”

      • dorianh49 says:

        @wagenejm: The corn isn’t as natural as you think. Watch “King Corn” to see what kind of corn they use to make HFCS. It’s not the corn you buy in the supermarket to make corn-on-the-cob. It’s heavily gentically modified. In fact, farmers buy the corn from pesticide companies, because they genetically engineer the “corn” to grow with their particular pesticide. The corn itself tastes horrible when fully grown. The stuff that isn’t made into HFCS gets sold as feed for livestock, who are slaughtered just before the “corn” feed kills them.

      • kmw2 says:

        @wagenejm: Plus, sugar drinks taste way, way better. When I’m in the UK I slurp down the Coke like there’s no tomorrow, won’t touch it here. It tastes like corn. Yuck!

    • larrymac808 says:

      @eightfifteen: It’s not really sudden. A lot of people have been trying to spread the word that HFCS is evil for quite some time. I think it’s just hitting critical mass and getting more attention recently. Ironically, this comes just after the trade group made all those commercials about how it’s really not that bad.

      • ophmarketing says:

        @larrymac808: Ironically, I have a feeling those trade commercials are what brought the anti-HFCS message to its tipping point. Enough people began deconstructing those comical commercials in places like Reddit and Digg, the discussion got picked up by influential blogs like Consumerist, it continued to spread offline and into more mainstream media…and here we are.

    • AlexDitto says:

      @eightfifteen: Mainly because there has been question as to the health effects of HFCS, its impact on obesity, etc. There have been several studies that seem to indicate it’s broken down differently than sugar by the body, and many say that’s why people overindulge on the stuff. The corn lobby’s tried to suppress these claims, but they’ve stirred up enough people…

      That, plus the fact that’s it’s a man-made substance that is suddenly being put in EVERYTHING. It’s a little strange when something man-made starts appearing in all of my food. In addition, it’s dangerous for these companies to have all their eggs in the corn basket when corn prices are subject to such dramatic changes, what with their being tied to so many different markets: fuel, human food, animal feed, etc etc. Sugar’s probably more stable.

      I rather like Snapple. That said, I don’t drink it at all regularly, and most of these drinks are just sugary water, so I stay away from them. I will be tempted to try the new sugar-based Pepsi, though, see what the taste is like.

    • Nighthawke says:

      @eightfifteen: Politics. Allow me to clarify. The former King George II signed a mandate ordering the use of ethanol in auto gas. Corn and all corn products go right through the stratosphere on the commodities market. It took the producers this long to formulate sugar-based drinks. It’ll be sucrose based sugar, not cane in some products. But you’ll notice the difference, even if the companies say otherwise.

      I wonder how many in management actually drink their own products…

    • grumpygirl says:

      @eightfifteen: Sugar is actually cheaper. HFCS appears cheaper, but that’s because of government subsidies for HFCS and high tariffs on sugar.

      • papahoth says:

        @grumpygirl: That would be the sugar that is artifically propped up in price in the USA which helps destroy the Everglades. Should actually be much cheaper than we pay.

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    • MsAnthropy says:

      @eightfifteen:

      Hmm, it’s not so much a sudden backlash as a backlash that’s been growing and growing to the point where the manufacturers have finally taken note.

      I’m not a huge fan of soda etc anyway, but drinks sweetened with HCFS taste very different from those sweetened with cane sugar. The HCFS gives beverages a sticky, syrupy, mouth-coating nastiness that just doesn’t happen with cane sugar.

    • NightingaleJen says:

      Sugar is subject to ridiculous, stupid tariffs. Were it not for the government sticking its cloven hooves into the business, sugar would be so cheap we’d be putting it into sandboxes.

      While not a fan of colas at all, I used to drink Snapple once in a while…glad they’re bringing it back to sugar. HFCS leaves such a disgusting feel and taste in the mouth…Plus it’s in everything from bread to Campbell’s soup (even their “natural” and “healthy” lines) to jars of minced garlic.

  6. yagisencho says:

    I might actually drink a Snapple now and then after this change.

  7. Cristal Rodriguez says:

    I will start drinking Snapple again once they change. This is great news!

  8. hotdogcolors says:

    hellinmyeyes: There’s also an Indian version of Coke called Thums Up that I believe is made with cane sugar!

  9. Joshua Willis says:

    I’m FAR from a health nut, but this is great news!

  10. kaptainkk says:

    I never drank Snapple in the first place because I assumed it had HFCS just like every other drink out there. I will drink it now since they are jumping on the No HFCS bandwagon. Yeah!

  11. bohemian says:

    I find it interesting that Snapple is doing this as is Pepsi. Maybe enough people complained about corn syrup soda to get manufacturers attention. How long before Coke breaks down and makes a sugar version again? We cut down on soda, what we do buy we buy Jones sugar cola or something else like that.

  12. ADismalScience says:

    Oh, thank goodness, I can now have a 160-calorie sugar-laden beverage instead of a 200-calorie HFCS-laden beverage. Just drink water! Your body will thank you. The last thing most of us office drones need is a slurry of caffeine and simple sugars in the middle of another 14-hour sedentary day.

    • Etoiles says:

      @ADismalScience: Every day? No, of course not. But the average person doesn’t need to deny 100% of his or her sugar cravings. If I’m going to give in and have a sweet drink some afternoon (I average once to twice a month), I’d rather have one made with real sugar than with HFCS.

      • grumpygirl says:

        @Etoiles: IMO, soda pop with sugar just tastes better.

      • MsAnthropy says:

        @Etoiles:

        Agreed. It’s once in a blue moon that I’m in the mood for a Coke or a Sprite, and as Coke and Sprite in the US both taste like crap, I never buy them. I’d love to be able to satisfy that incredibly rare sugary drink craving with a proper Coke… sigh.

        Come to think of it, HCFS is great for my diet, as I just don’t drink soda anymore.

    • OMG_changed_my_name! says:

      @ADismalScience:

      Or get up and walk your fat ass around a few times during the day, then you won’t have to worry so much. Take a walk around your building a few times. It’s not that hard … really.

    • trujunglist says:

      @ADismalScience:

      Actually that’s basically the first thing I need to get through my 14 hour days since I don’t drink coffee or tea….

  13. larrymac808 says:

    I want to stick with Honest Tea (mmmmmm, Moroccan Mint), but their takeover by Coca-Cola keeps me wary.

    • erratica says:

      @larrymac808: Aw, that makes me sad. I like Honest Tea.

    • sarahq says:

      @larrymac808: I hear ya. I was sorry to see another small and local (to me) company sell out.

      My local Wegman’s carries their Just Green and Just Black teas in the 64 oz. size, though. Which is awesome — wish I could find more of their flavors in the jumbo jug.

    • ludwigk says:

      @larrymac808: Have a little faith (just a little). Scharffenberger got bought by Hershey a few years back, and they still produce fantastic chocolate. Maybe Coke will leave Honest Tea alone and let them do their thing.

      Here’s hoping. I like their products as well.

    • edwardso says:

      @larrymac808: They got rid of my two favorite flavors, Kashmiri Chai and Gold Rush Cinnamon so I don’t drink them anymore

  14. oldtaku says:

    I think it makes sense that using real sugar instead of HFCS should lower the calories. HFCS isn’t used because it’s sweeter for fewer calories (like the artificial sweeteners), it’s used because it’s cheaper and lets them pack more sweetness (getting rid of more subsidized corn). Real sugar has more body and better texture and satisfies more, so you won’t need as much of it (even if it is more expensive per pound).

    • floraposte says:

      @oldtaku: You don’t “need” any of it. Look, I love the stuff, I’m a pastry fiend, but let’s not blind ourselves–we’re still drinking frivolous crap that’s not good for us, it’s just no longer bad for us in that particular way.

  15. AstraBabble says:

    Why is HFCS bad? Because of it’s molecular composition. due to how the fructose and glucose are bonded, our bodies don’t break it down the same way as pure sucrose is broken down. This prevents our bodies from producing the stuff that tells us we are full and that we have had enough sugar. so HFCS causes us to overeat and not just over eat, but overeat more sugar. See the wikipedia article about it for more detail

    • Anonymous says:

      @undefined: you’ve got it backwards. Sucrose is a Disaccharide (A sugar composed of Two Monosccharides). Which is to say it is made up of one molecule of Glucose bonded to one molecule of Fructose. HFCS is a suspension of Glucose & fructose in water.

      So your body has to expend energy by way of enzymatic processes in order to get to the glucose & fructose it uses for energy when processing Sucrose, where as the body doesn’t need to exert any energy to utilize the straight Glucose & sucrose blend of HFCS.

      Further more, the body uses these enzymatic processes to regulate the level of Glucose in the blood stream. Given that the body cant extract energy from the bonded Glucose/Fructose that Sucrose is. So, adding straight glucose to your diet prevents the body from being able to moderate blood sugar levels, as it would when processing Sucrose.

    • papahoth says:

      @AstraBabble: Wikipedia, the source of science. Show me some science that it is somehow bad for you. Besides being a sugar with calories.

    • walterny says:

      @AstraBabble:

      This is utter nonsense. Sugar is sugar. HFCS has the same three molecules as sugar and every bit of science shows it does exactly the same thing in the body as sugar. How these internet myths propagate!!

  16. TheDustball says:

    I’m thinking the loss of 40 calories might not be from the switch from HFCS to sugar but instead from their use of “filtered” water instead of just regular-old water. You never know what those filters are catching.

  17. erratica says:

    Pure fructose has negative health effects beyond that of sucrose. But HFCS? Not really high in fructose. The most common form used is 55% fructose, 45% glucose. (It’s only called high-fructose because regular corn syrup is mostly glucose). Regular sugar, on the other hand, is 50% fructose and 50% glucose.

    In reality, all refined sugar is something we should avoid. Companies switching from HFCS to regular sugar is just a marketing move; no one’s health will be improved because of it.

    • Anonymous says:

      @erratica: I’m curious where you get your information from. White sugar tends to be sucrose, not glucose or fructose.

      • erratica says:

        @GilroyElephunk: Sucrose is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose.

        My information comes from peer-reviewed scientific journals (I’m a nutrition graduate student). If you can get access, a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition devoted a supplement to HFCS.

        [www.ajcn.org]

        • Anonymous says:

          @erratica:
          Unfortunately the author of that article is a shill for the food industry & the corn industry.

          “The author is a consultant to the food and beverage industry in nutritive
          sweeteners, including HFCS and sucrose. His professional associations, past
          and present, include individual food industry companies as well as such
          organizations as the American Chemical Society, American Council on Science
          and Health, Calorie Control Council, Corn Refiners Association, Institute
          of Food Technologists, and International Life Sciences Institute.”

    • Trai_Dep says:

      @erratica: By unrefined sugar, you mean the raw sugar, real brown sugar and (maybe) molasses? And refined = white, powdered and confectioner’s sugar?
      And is it the trace minerals that make the unrefined sugars better, or are they processed differently?
      (Thanks, I rarely get to talk to a sugar Mr Science!)

      • erratica says:

        @Trai_Dep: Ms. Science.
        I consider refined sugar to include raw sugar, brown sugar, and molasses, but that’s simply my opinion. To get raw sugar, you still have to go through quite a bit of processing, and brown sugar is simply white sugar with molasses added in. Molasses is a by-product of production of white sugar.

        While it’s true that brown sugar and molasses have more minerals than white sugar, but for the most part it’s in very small amounts. So small, that may as well discount it completely. It doesn’t make it any more healthy. This excludes blackstrap molasses which does have pretty decent amounts of minerals.

    • papahoth says:

      @erratica: You are correct. Just what we need, an excuse to consume more empty calories because “it tastes better.”

    • walterny says:

      @erratica:

      Thank you! Sugar is sugar, regardless of how you mix it. This is about marketing and based on the responses here, you all are primed for the marketing.

      • DePaulBlueDemon says:

        @walterny:

        I would disagree. I like to drink iced teas, lemonades, etc. just as much as anyone else. However, I hate the consistency of HFCS. Real sugar tastes better. It’s all in the taste, man.

        Stop ruining our buzz.

  18. Ezra Ekman says:

    @hellinmyeyes:
    Well, until Coca Cola jumps on the sue your distributors bandwagon with Pepsi, you can find the Mexican version of Coke at Costco, if you happen to have one nearby.

    I definitely prefer sugar to mercury-flavored sodas, and the Mexican version still comes in the glass bottle so it’s not flavored by whatever it is they coat the aluminum cans with.

    Mmm, I can feel my arteries hardening already…

  19. Brad Levy says:

    I’m just happy it will fit in my cup holder instead of under the break pedal.

  20. laserjobs says:

    Awesome News!!! Natural sugar FTW

  21. TerribleDecade says:

    Hooray! Sweet sweet sugar.
    Now to do something about “natural flavors.”

  22. theodicey says:

    Snapple has been going downmarket and is getting killed by “health” products like Vitamin Water and higher quality juice products like Nantucket Nectars.

    They realized they could either try to get their premium brand image back by doing something like this, or just give up and cut the price.

    More competition = better for consumers. Maybe if we’re lucky, they’ll start using so much sugar they’ll help lobby to reduce sugar tariffs.

  23. taney71 says:

    Maybe the fast food joint will switch back to their old oil when cooking fries. I never order fries anymore cause they taste aweful.

  24. kaptainkk says:

    Even if the No HFCS version had more calories I would still drink it. Calories are irrelevant imo. You can always lessen any surplus of calories a number of other ways. Speaking of Mexican Coke, anyone ever try the Mexican Sprite made with sugar that you can find in the same ethnic stores? That is one tasty drink!

  25. GreatWhiteNorth says:

    Well this makes it possible for the highly subsidized Corn producers (not necessarily the growers mind you) to change gears and turn these “extra” food calories into fuel… for cars and trucks… and can we please have some money to make this happen Mr.Obama?

  26. vladthepaler says:

    Awesome! Maybe now I’ll buy Snapple.

  27. prag says:

    When they say, “redesign the bottle to fit in a cupholder” I assume they intend to just make it smaller. Like Coke did with those ridiculous 1.5 and .5 liter bottles. Made me switch to Pepsi so screw them.

  28. albear says:

    So, before it didn’t have filtered water?

  29. deadandy says:

    This is great news! I’ll carry on drinking unsweetened iced tea through my fantastically un-rotted teeth, thanks.

  30. jstonemo says:

    I’ll drink soda again when they lower the damn price. Coke raised all their prices because their sales volume was dropping. Apparently they failed economics 101. I refuse to pay $8 a case for Coke, and that is the sale price around me. Funny thing is that the generic soda is flying off the shelves now, while the name brands sit and gather dust.

  31. jstonemo says:

    After some research, it looks like Coca-Cola volume was up worldwide except for North America where it dropped 4%. At least the Asians and Europeans have money for soda.

  32. asarualim999 says:

    Maybe I have been living in a cave the last few months but what’s the big deal about high fructose corn syrup anyway? I don’t see the difference between HFCS, regular corn syrup, and sugar (personally, I mostly drink milk and only use Splenda in my coffee and tea). Is this just a new health fad or is there any solid science behind it?

    • Anonymous says:

      @asarualim999: HFCS affects your body differently than sugar. Aside from the fact that HFCS is made by an intensively chemical, multistep process and sugar is much closer to its natural state, you can add the facts that 1, The bodies metabolic pathways to use HFCS calories are shorter, meaning you get fatter calorie per calorie on HFCS than sugar 2. HFCS is the most glycemic substance known, making it trigger insulin response faster than sugar, meaning you gain more weight from it that way and have larger “crashes” later, and 3. this makes you hungrier so that you eat yet more carbs after consuming HFCS. It’s the triple threat. And oh by the way, there is evidence that the mercury soda used in one step of HFCS production process has led to mercury contamination in about half of all HFCS. Great for our kids!

      If all this is too much to remember, take this one fact away with you: corn is what they use to fatten livestock.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Oh My God! I just realized what this means!

    When I was younger I was convinced that the Coke in Egypt tasted different, and growing up here I would buy the glass bottled Coke thinking it would taste the same, but it never did. Now I know why!

    I am so excited for all these new drinks to use real sugar!

  34. krunk4ever says:

    Yet another win for sugar :)

  35. ZeeroxFalls says:

    I have to take this time to shill for my favorite bottled tea of all: Tejava – just tea. Nothing else. No sugar. No “flavors”. No citric acid. Nothing but pure tea goodness.

  36. b612markt says:

    Water is yummy.

  37. bbbco says:

    I’m looking forward to carrying my Snapple Peach Iced Tea, aka Nectar of the Gods, in my car cup holder for a change! Yes! Now I’ll actually start buying the stuff (if I can start finding it somewhere in my current area).

  38. pollyannacowgirl says:

    Does anyone remember what Snapple was back in the late 80s? IIRC, it was juice drinks – the iced tea was a later product. I remember I used to get their apple juice with my deli sandwich.

    *runs off to research Snapple History*

  39. ArtfulSlinger says:

    Its about time. I can not understand why more companies are not doing this.

  40. cmdrsass says:

    It’s hard to support a switch from the subsidized HFCS industry where at least the workers are treated decently to the sugar cane producers whose workers are treated like virtual slaves. Best to avoid all sweeteners if you can.

  41. howtragic says:

    Ugh – how can people drink this shit, HFCS or sugar be damned.

    Here’s a tip – boil some water, add some tea bags, chill, serve. Delicious home-made refreshing tea. You can add as much or as little sugar as you want.

    I still do not get how people are able to chug sodas and uber-sweetened “fruit juice” drinks. So unbelievably disgusting.

  42. tankertodd says:

    This is not out of the goodness of their heart. I happened to notice the other day how few Snapple products my supermarket has – back in the Howard Stern days Snapple was HUGE. They had a lot of brand cache and lots of flavors. I think Schweppes bought them at a huge premium and lost their shirt (was a business school case study even.) Now they’re nothing, so they need some way to differentiate themselves.

    Good for them, and good for us. Folks who don’t like corn syrup have a new way to get fat.

  43. Twinrevanoe says:

    Mmm, can you taste that? Thats the taste of HFCS Backlash.

    Also, title bar is showing “Hfcs” instead of “HFCS”. Just pointing that out. :D

  44. fatcop says:

    They still have Snapple? I haven’t seen it since 1996 or so. I thought it went the way of Fruitopia or that Orange-Carrot drink that disappeared about the same time in my area.

  45. MooseOfReason says:

    I like the texture of the current bottle, though.

    And that would actually be pretty loose in my cupholder.

  46. bluejaylt says:

    This is great news. I will start drinking Snapple once again. The last six months I cut out ingrediants that had HFCS. And I could really tell a difference. I also found the coke from Costco. It tastes like real coke classic. HFCS is a major contributor to bad health and the US being overweight. HFCS is in everything you eat. You have to look for ingrediants that don’t have it. You won’t miss HFCS and I am glad Snapple will be something I’ll want to drink again.

  47. UnicornMaster says:

    Isn’t this the company that dehydrates its drinks into powder then reconstitutes it at the bottling plant which is why you get that gross residue at the bottom of the bottle?

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  49. bcsus83 says:

    Yay on the cupholder part! I love snapple, but almost never buy it because it’s not exactly portable in most cars. LOL!

  50. Erica Larson says:

    Look, we’re heading back to real sugar……will the Cuban embargo be lifted soon?

  51. odhen says:

    Moving away from HFCS is always good (in my mind, anyway), but what I really want is more bottled ice tea that’s not sweetened.

    Lipton is the only company I know for sure that sells unsweetened bottled tea.

  52. PageMagumbalee says:

    I’m a die hard water drinker but I am so pleased to read about a company ditching HFCS! I hope more will follow!

  53. Jrsy Devil's Food Cake® says:

    This is great news. Now maybe we can finally get rid of New Coke once and for all…

  54. CornDoc says:

    The hilarity will ensue when these same people who claim to taste the corn in HFCS sweetened products realize the sugar used to sweeten their new drinks are made from sugar beets and not from cane.
    “I can taste the beet, I swear.”

  55. Lynda Quintana says:

    YEAH!

  56. tuckerch says:

    You should not be drinking any sugared crap, sugar or HFCS.

    papahoth, your deep concern HAS been noted, and will be addressed in the swiftest and most appropriate manner possible!

    <sound of toilet flushing>

  57. Anonymous says:

    Most companies use HFCS due to it being much cheaper than regular sugar. The reason the HFCS is cheaper is due to goverment regulation on sugar, and as always the more regulation the more expensive things become. Of course American farmers couldn’t compete on a global scale so the government had to protect them with protectionist measures, and of couse we then pay taxes that subsidize sugar farmers and then end up getting screwed because sugar becomes to expensive.

    http://www.fff.org/freedom/0498d.asp