>> Monday, May 11, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted a surprising HFCS food of the week, I think in part because I'm better at picking out my foods and avoiding HFCS these days, but every now and then I still find a product that catches me off guard. This is one of those products - mustards and horseradish sauce. A condiment with HFCS in itself is not that surprising, but mustards are usually pretty safe. Only occasionally do I come across a mustard with sugar, much less HFCS, in it. And horseradish sauce? Go figure!
I'm going to pick on one brand of condiment today, but I've been surprised by others as well. The particular horseradish sauce that caught us by surprise was Inglehoffer's Wasabi Horseradish. My husband loves horseradish mustard and all things wasabi, so he was drawn to this wasabi concoction at the grocery store today - and very disappointed to find HFCS as an ingredient. Who would have thought that a horseradish sauce would have HFCS in it? Inglehoffer's Cream Style Horseradish Sauce also has HFCS in it.
Then we move to Inglehoffer's mustards. Not all of them have HFCS, but their honey mustard (guess the honey just isn't sweet enough...), dijon mustard, and creamy dill mustard all contain HFCS. Seeing HFCS as an ingredient in their dijon mustard was especially shocking to me.
Fear not! There are lots and lots of HFCS-free mustards in your grocery store. In fact, unless the mustard is supposed to be a sweet one (like honey mustard), most mustards also have little to no added sugar. Regular Grey Poupon Dijon mustard is a good choice (though their Mild & Creamy version does have HFCS in it). Emeril's Kicked-Up Horseradish Mustard is a good choice if you like your mustard with a kick, and in fact none of Emeril's mustards contain HFCS. BAM!
Just a friendly reminder to check those ingredients of even the seeminly safest of products! HFCS slips in everywhere!