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Hershey Considering Replacing High-Fructose Corn Syrup With Sugar In Some Products

While some products from Hershey already feature only sugar as a sweetener, like the original Hershey’s chocolate bar, the company says that as more customers are shying away from high-fructose corn syrup, Hershey is considering moving toward sugar for more products in the future. [More]

Soda At Walmart Is Wholesome, Healthy, Delicious, Or One Out Of Three

Soda At Walmart Is Wholesome, Healthy, Delicious, Or One Out Of Three

Reader Kathy sent along this photo that she took at Walmart. She found this display kind of puzzling, and for good reason. “Seriously? So suddenly soda is ‘wholesome and healthy’?” she writes. “Yeah right… good one, Walmart.” [More]

Fictional Toddler Pleads With Juice Company CEOs In The Sugar Wars

The Honest Toddler, fictional brat and online darling of parents and humor fans alike, recently pleaded with the mysterious figure who is the CEO of Juice to start lying to his or her customers already. Why are parents so concerned about sugar and corn syrup, anyway? “‘Is it 100% juice?’ It’s 100% something!” [The Honest Toddler]

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Hunt’s Manages To Sneak High-Fructose Corn Syrup Back Into Its Ketchup After 2 Years Without

More than two years ago, trumpets sounded, the clouds parted and ConAgra Food announced its Hunt’s Ketchup would now (drumroll, please) be free of high-fructose corn syrup. Then just today, the Consumerist gang was tossing around news bits when we realized that somehow, Hunt’s slipped that HFCS back into ketchup, with much less to do and trumpeting — months ago. [More]

I Want My Trans Fats Back: Consumerist Readers Speak Out About Recipe Changes

I Want My Trans Fats Back: Consumerist Readers Speak Out About Recipe Changes

Last week, we asked you, the members of the Consumerist Hive Mind, what prepared food items you’ve abandoned or fallen out of love with due to a recipe or ingredient change. What we learned from reading the responses: Consumerist readers love their junk food almost as much as Consumerist editors do. [More]

Big Corn Still Believes We Are All So Very Confused About HFCS

Big Corn Still Believes We Are All So Very Confused About HFCS

Yesterday, the FDA concluded its 20-month review of a petition by the Corn Refiners Association to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar,” with a pretty solid “no.” Not surprisingly, the CRA says regulators have done you, the American consumer, a disservice by denying the petition. [More]

FDA: High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't "Corn Sugar"

FDA: High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't "Corn Sugar"

Dealing what is surely a mighty blow to those in the corn industry hoping to improve the image of high fructose corn syrup, the Food and Drug Administration has denied the Corn Refiners Association’s petition to rename HFCS as “corn sugar.” [More]

Sugar & High Fructose Corn Syrup Fighting Over Which Is Worse For You

Sugar & High Fructose Corn Syrup Fighting Over Which Is Worse For You

Sugar and high fructose corn syrup — both have been associated with health problems like obesity and diabetes. But they sugar doesn’t want to belong to any kind of club with its rival, and in fact, the sugar industry has filed a lawsuit accusing the corn industry of false advertising. [More]

Big Sugar Accuses Big Corn Of Conspiracy To Deceive Public With 'Corn Sugar' Ads

Big Sugar Accuses Big Corn Of Conspiracy To Deceive Public With 'Corn Sugar' Ads

Last month, the judge in the sugar industry’s lawsuit over ads that try to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as Corn Sugar allowed the suit to move forward but removed the individual corn companies as defendants. Now, Big Sugar has fired the latest legal missle, amending its complaint to accuse those corn companies of conspiracy to deceive the public. [More]

SNL Spoofs Smarmy Corn Syrup Ads

SNL Spoofs Smarmy Corn Syrup Ads

SNL this week parodied those ridiculous and condescending “truth about corn syrup” ads the industry put out last year. You know, the ones where a person tells another person, “oh, that’s corn syrup, you know what that’s about” and then is unable to back up the claim with any data. They then promptly crumble under the other person’s withering logic and stream of facts about how corn syrup is awesome. [More]

Pepsi Throwback Becomes Permanent

Pepsi Throwback Becomes Permanent

Pepsi “Throwback,” a version made with real sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup, will has been upgraded from “limited time” to “permanent,” the sodamaker announced on its Facebook wall. No more driving down to Mexico or waiting for Passover to snatch some up. You can now enjoy the all-natural sugary pick-me-up beverage as an occasional treat and compliment to your favorite nutritious meals and snacks all year-round. [More]

HFCS Rebranding As "Corn Sugar"

HFCS Rebranding As "Corn Sugar"

Much-maligned high fructose corn syrup is getting a makeover. The Corn Refiner’s Association is vying to get the stuff officially renamed as “corn sugar.” The process will take years, but the propaganda has already begun. [More]

Ask Heinz If It Makes Non-HFCS Ketchup, Get Health And Diet Lecture

Ask Heinz If It Makes Non-HFCS Ketchup, Get Health And Diet Lecture

Drew wrote into Heinz asking if they company makes any ketchup that isn’t infested by oh-so-bad-for-you high-fructose corn syrup. Instead of a simple “no,” he got a lecture on diet and exercise. [More]

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Considered A Natural Ingredient?

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Considered A Natural Ingredient?

We get a lot of readers writing in to ask us whether or not a product containing High Fructose Corn Syrup can be labeled as “natural” or “all natural.” The latest was from Kirby, who questioned whether HFCS-containing “All Natural” sodas are indeed “all natural.” And, at least according to the FDA, the answer is “yes.” [More]

Science Says High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Pretty Much The Worst Thing Ever

Science Says High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Pretty Much The Worst Thing Ever

Those spoilsport researchers at Princeton are off spreading the word that sweet, delicious high-fructose corn syrup is as bad for your diet as Taylor Swift music is for your soul. The substance, found in soda, cookies, salad dressing and pretty much everything else that tastes good, is worse for you than fat or sucrose. [More]

Food Companies Start Listening To Customers, Ditch High Fructose Corn Syrup

Food Companies Start Listening To Customers, Ditch High Fructose Corn Syrup

Do Americans feel strongly enough about high fructose corn syrup to seek out food without it? Will anyone go out of their way and pay extra to find soda or ketchup without the controversial corn-based sweetener? AdAge reports that some companies are removing it from their products, but have discovered that marketing the change without alienating consumers who weren’t aware of or simply don’t care about the presence of HFCS poses unique problems. [More]

Will The Soda Tax Do Anything To Curb Obesity?

Will The Soda Tax Do Anything To Curb Obesity?

There’s a movement in New York to have the state pass a so-called “soda tax” that impose taxes on soft drinks containing more than 10 calories per 8 ounces. Among the beverages included would be just about all non-diet sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened coffees and teas (only in bottles), and fruit and vegetable juices containing less than 70% natural juice. According to the ads being run by the supporters of the tax, the goal is to curb childhood obesity. But will it really work? [More]

Study Shows High Fructose Corn Syrup May Cause Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease

Study Shows High Fructose Corn Syrup May Cause Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease

A University of California study on human subjects seems to indicate what food activists have long believed: high fructose corn syrup has special qualities which cause humans to pork up like animals in a feed lot. Oh, and it also may help cause life-threatening chronic diseases. The study was small, but frightening. [More]