Study: Sugar & HFCS Not As Identical As Some Would Have You Believe

Study: Sugar & HFCS Not As Identical As Some Would Have You Believe

While the corn industry waits on the FDA to decide whether or not it can have high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) relabeled with the marketing-friendly “corn sugar” label, it continues to push home its assertion that the human body reacts the same, whether the sweetener is HFCS or table sugar. But a new study claims that just isn’t the case. [More]

Corn-Based Sweeteners To Soar 30% In Price Next Year

Corn-Based Sweeteners To Soar 30% In Price Next Year

Oh Cargill, when you aren’t recalling millions of pounds of tainted turkey meat, you’re giving your customers bad news about the rising price of corn sweeteners. [More]

Big Soda Sues NYC Health Dept. Over Anti-Pop Agenda

Big Soda Sues NYC Health Dept. Over Anti-Pop Agenda

While municipalities around the country continue to talk smack about sugary drinks, often while trying to slap a hefty tax on the beverages, the pop industry has been fighting back in the courtroom. [More]

Iowa & Wisconsin Cola Drinkers To Be Guinea Pigs In Test Of "Pepsi Next"

Iowa & Wisconsin Cola Drinkers To Be Guinea Pigs In Test Of "Pepsi Next"

Even though the news was leaked back in early April that (Pepsi would be trying out a mid-calorie cola called Pepsi Next), the company has only just now gotten around to confirming the drink’s existence, along with the fact that it will begin testing Pepsi Next in Iowa and Wisconsin starting next month. [More]

Pepsi Machine Wants You To Buy Drinks For Friends And Random Strangers

Pepsi Machine Wants You To Buy Drinks For Friends And Random Strangers

PepsiCo has rolled out what it deems a “social” vending machine, which allows customers to buy drinks for friends, who receive a redemption code by text and use it to pick up their soda at any other social vending machine. The machine also has a “Random Acts of Refreshment” mode, just in case you really want to give a complete stranger in another city a can of Pepsi. [More]

Big Sugar Sues Big Corn Over "Corn Sugar" Ad Campaign For HFCS

Big Sugar Sues Big Corn Over "Corn Sugar" Ad Campaign For HFCS

Last year, the Corn Refiners Association began a campaign to rebrand controversial sweetener high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as “corn sugar.” Well that has managed to rankle the folks behind non-corn sugar, who say it is false advertising and have now taken their complaint to a U.S. District Court. [More]

Is Sugar Killing Us?

Is Sugar Killing Us?

Is a packet of sugar a sweet dose of death? A big article in the New York Times Magazine recently explored how sugar might be a secret scourge destroying our health. And for the purposes of this discussion, there is no distinction between regular sugar and HFCS – for these researchers it’s all toxic. Why? [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]

Dr. Pepper Testing 10-Calorie "Dr. Pepper Ten" In Six Cities

Dr. Pepper Testing 10-Calorie "Dr. Pepper Ten" In Six Cities

Even though there is already a zero-calorie diet version of Dr. Pepper, the soda company is thinking about releasing a 10-calorie version and is testing it out at stores in a handful of markets around the country. [More]

Study: Sugary Beverages Have Tenuous Relationship Between
Reality And Nutrition Info

Study: Sugary Beverages Have Tenuous Relationship Between Reality And Nutrition Info

Adding fuel to the HFCS vs. sugar fire, a new study claims that not only does the actual amount of sugar in a sweetened beverage vary wildly from what the nutritional information says, but that drinks sweetened with High-Fructose Corn Syrup contain significantly more fructose than had been expected. [More]

Pepsi Has The Balls To Say What Coke Won't: HFCS Doesn't
Taste Exactly The Same As Sugar

Pepsi Has The Balls To Say What Coke Won't: HFCS Doesn't Taste Exactly The Same As Sugar

A few weeks back, Coca-Cola informed us that there is no distinguishable difference in taste between Coke made with High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Coke made with cane sugar. But when we asked the people at Pepsi the same question, they had a very different answer. [More]

Pepsi Giving Away 10 Million Cans Of Sierra Mist Natural This Weekend

Pepsi Giving Away 10 Million Cans Of Sierra Mist Natural This Weekend

For years, Sierra Mist has toiled in the shadow of Sprite. But as we reported last month, PepsiCo is hoping to give the lemon-lime drink a competitive edge by replacing HFCS with real sugar and changing the name to Sierra Mist Natural. In an effort to win people over to their product, PepsiCo plans on giving away at least 10 million cans of the drink to Walmart shoppers this weekend. [More]

More People Buying Mexican Coca Cola

More People Buying Mexican Coca Cola

Perhaps it’s the glass bottles. Or it could be the lack of high fructose corn syrup. Maybe it just tastes better. Whatever the reason, a growing number of folks on the north side of the Rio Grande are drinking Coca Cola bottled in Mexico. [More]

Cancer Cells Get Fat From HFCS Too

Cancer Cells Get Fat From HFCS Too

It looks like it’s not just our waistlines that are getting larger from consuming a ton of High Fructose Corn Syrup. A new study shows that pancreatic cancer cells find fructose much easier to metabolize than glucose, making it easier for the cancer cells to grow, divide and multiply. [More]

Dr. Pepper Temporarily Ditches HFCS To Celebrate 125th Birthday

Dr. Pepper Temporarily Ditches HFCS To Celebrate 125th Birthday

If you’re a real sugar fan and you spot a really old looking can of Dr. Pepper at your grocery store in the next few weeks, you might want to stock up. To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the soda brand is going retro with its can designs — and its sweetener. [More]

Kosher Coke Is Once Again Here For Passover

Kosher Coke Is Once Again Here For Passover

Passover might not be starting until next week, but Coca Cola has already begun distributing 2-liter bottles of its kosher formula, which replaces high fructose corn syrup with sugar, to stores around the country. I know because I’ve got some chilling in the fridge. [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]

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Store-Brand Sugar

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Store-Brand Sugar

The grocery shrink ray has struck bags of sugar in two different parts of the country. Bags that a rational consumer would assume contain five pounds of sugar–since they’ve contained five pounds of sugar for as long as most Americans can remember–now contain four pounds of sugar. Somehow, we don’t think that grocers are doing this as an effort to reduce Americans’ sugar consumption. [More]