Don't be fooled by a pretty label!

>> Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I have gotten pretty darn good at spotting foods that contain HFCS and those that don't.  But...sometimes even I am fooled.  A couple of weekends ago my family and I were dining at a favorite restaurant of ours.  My husband bought a root beer. 

Henry Weinhard's Root Beer - Gourmet Soda, Draught-Style Head

We could have a whole separate discussion about the negatives of sodas in general.  But, I'll be the first to admit that I like a good soda.  Once upon a time I loved Coke.  Not so much anymore.  Cokes taste too sickly sweet to me now, and I almost always regret it when I order one.  But, there are cane sugar based specialty sodas out there that do float my boat (Virgil's Real Cola, for example).   I rarely buy sodas, but I do occasionally like to indulge in a soda as a special treat. 

But I digress.  My husband bought a root beer.  It was a nice looking root beer with a fancy label.  A label that screamed cane sugar and not HFCS to me.   I liked it so much (a rarity with root beer) that I traded my iced tea for his soda.  As always, I flipped the bottle to look at the ingredients.  I can't help it.  It's what I do.  You can guess what's next, right?  Take a look at the ingredients:

In case you can't quite read that, the second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup.  Curses!

So, lesson learned.  Don't be fooled by pretty labels.  Looks can be very deceiving!


Terra Chips Review and Giveaway!

>> Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Every now and then I am contacted by a company about reviewing their product, and I can't help but get excited because I know that it's a good product.  This is one of those times.  I love TERRA Chips and was thrilled when they contacted me to do a review and giveaway.

Head on over to A Life Less Sweet Reviews to read the review and enter the giveaway!  This is a good one!


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