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    blake murphy Guest

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    fron the *new york times*:

    Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point

    By KIM SEVERSON
    Published: March 20, 2009

    Sugar, the nutritional pariah that dentists and dietitians have long
    reviled, is enjoying a second act, dressed up as a natural, healthful
    ingredient.

    From the tomato sauce on a Pizza Hut pie called ´The Natural,ˇ to the
    just-released soda Pepsi Natural, some of the biggest players in the
    American food business have started, in the last few months, replacing
    high-fructose corn syrup with old-fashioned sugar.

    ConAgra uses only sugar or honey in its new Healthy Choice All Natural
    frozen entrees. Kraft Foods recently removed the corn sweetener from its
    salad dressings, and is working on its Lunchables line of portable meals
    and snacks.

    The turnaround comes after three decades during which high-fructose corn
    syrup had been gaining on sugar in the American diet. Consumption of the
    two finally drew even in 2003, according to the Department of Agriculture.
    Recently, though, the trend has reversed. Per capita, American adults ate
    about 44 pounds of sugar in 2007, compared with about 40 pounds of
    high-fructose corn syrup.

    ´Sugar was the old devil, and high-fructose corn syrup is the new devil,ˇ
    said Marcia Mogelonsky, a senior analyst at Mintel International, a
    market-research company.

    (more at:

    <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/dining/21sugar.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss>
    )

    your pal,
    blake


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Mar 28, 10:46*am, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > fron the *new york times*:
    >
    > Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point
    >
    > By KIM SEVERSON
    > Published: March 20, 2009
    >
    > Sugar, the nutritional pariah that dentists and dietitians have long
    > reviled, is enjoying a second act, dressed up as a natural, healthful
    > ingredient. [snip]


    HFCS tastes different than sugar, don't ya think? Some markets here
    in SoCal are selling Coca Cola imported from Mexico and getting a
    premium price for it because it's made with sugar and tastes better
    ("like it used to"). HFCS has served a useful purpose for me, in that
    I look for it on the labels of things like pasta sauces and if it's
    there I know I probably won't like the taste. -aem

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    James Silverton Guest

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    [email protected] wrote on Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:03:24 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Mar 28, 10:46 am, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >> fron the *new york times*:
    >>
    >> Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point
    >>
    >> By KIM SEVERSON
    >> Published: March 20, 2009
    >>
    >> Sugar, the nutritional pariah that dentists and dietitians
    >> have long reviled, is enjoying a second act, dressed up as a
    >> natural, healthful ingredient. [snip]


    >HFCS tastes different than sugar, don't ya think?


    It does but I don't find it sufficiently different to make me want look
    for Mexican or kosher coke.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    enigma Guest

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    [email protected] wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    com:

    > HFCS tastes different than sugar, don't ya think? Some markets
    > here in SoCal are selling Coca Cola imported from Mexico and
    > getting a premium price for it because it's made with sugar and
    > tastes better ("like it used to"). HFCS has served a useful
    > purpose for me, in that I look for it on the labels of things
    > like pasta sauces and if it's there I know I probably won't like
    > the taste. -aem


    yes! it's too sweet. but then, i'm one of those people who think,
    besides the evil nauseating aftertaste, that all artificial
    sweeteners are too sweet. yes, even the "just like real sugar"
    artificial sweeteners have a horrid aftertaste. blech.
    lee


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    Goomba Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    > fron the *new york times*:
    >
    > Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point


    well, I certainly was excited to go into my local Publix for some Taylor
    Pork Roll early one morning on the way home from work. No one there
    shopping yet but the Coke delivery man was there. Holding my TPR, I
    asked him if the Kosher Coke was available? He replied that it was
    upfront in a huge display getting ready for the Passover shoppers.
    I scarfed up a 2 liter bottle (look for the yellow cap) and some
    wonderfully decadent dark chocolate covered Streit's Matzo.

    I wondered if anyone considered the TPR along with the other items a bit
    trashy?
    Goomba

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It does but I don't find it sufficiently different to make me want look
    > for Mexican or kosher coke.


    HFCS doesn't rinse well out of the mouth. Sugared sodas are much
    more refreshing, crisper, and cleaner (even more so when it's 7-UP).

    -sw

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    Felice Guest

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    Did it go somewhere?

    Felice



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    Puester Guest

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    When did it go away?

    gloria p

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:04:21 -0400, "Felice" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Did it go somewhere?


    We will have to ask around...and see.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    >
    > shopping yet but the Coke delivery man was there. Holding my TPR, I
    > asked him if the Kosher Coke was available? He replied that it was
    > upfront in a huge display getting ready for the Passover shoppers.
    > I scarfed up a 2 liter bottle (look for the yellow cap) and some
    > wonderfully decadent dark chocolate covered Streit's Matzo.


    Whoa, thanks! I missed it last year.
    Passover is coming right up, April 8 to 15.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    > fron the *new york times*:
    >
    > Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point
    >
    > By KIM SEVERSON
    > Published: March 20, 2009
    >
    > Sugar, the nutritional pariah that dentists and dietitians have long
    > reviled, is enjoying a second act, dressed up as a natural, healthful
    > ingredient.
    >
    > From the tomato sauce on a Pizza Hut pie called ´The Natural,ˇ to the
    > just-released soda Pepsi Natural, some of the biggest players in the
    > American food business have started, in the last few months, replacing
    > high-fructose corn syrup with old-fashioned sugar.
    >
    > ConAgra uses only sugar or honey in its new Healthy Choice All Natural
    > frozen entrees. Kraft Foods recently removed the corn sweetener from its
    > salad dressings, and is working on its Lunchables line of portable meals
    > and snacks.
    >
    > The turnaround comes after three decades during which high-fructose corn
    > syrup had been gaining on sugar in the American diet. Consumption of the
    > two finally drew even in 2003, according to the Department of Agriculture.
    > Recently, though, the trend has reversed. Per capita, American adults ate
    > about 44 pounds of sugar in 2007, compared with about 40 pounds of
    > high-fructose corn syrup.
    >
    > ´Sugar was the old devil, and high-fructose corn syrup is the new devil,ˇ
    > said Marcia Mogelonsky, a senior analyst at Mintel International, a
    > market-research company.
    >
    > (more at:
    >
    > <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/dining/21sugar.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss>
    > )
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake
    >


    Well, this thrills me. I think HFCS makes things taste dull--not
    the same as sugar at all.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    enigma <[email protected]> wrote:

    > [email protected] wrote in
    > news:[email protected]
    > com:
    >
    > > HFCS tastes different than sugar, don't ya think? Some markets
    > > here in SoCal are selling Coca Cola imported from Mexico and
    > > getting a premium price for it because it's made with sugar and
    > > tastes better ("like it used to"). HFCS has served a useful
    > > purpose for me, in that I look for it on the labels of things
    > > like pasta sauces and if it's there I know I probably won't like
    > > the taste. -aem

    >
    > yes! it's too sweet. but then, i'm one of those people who think,
    > besides the evil nauseating aftertaste, that all artificial
    > sweeteners are too sweet. yes, even the "just like real sugar"
    > artificial sweeteners have a horrid aftertaste. blech.


    HFCS is no more an "artificial" sugar than those white crystals you buy
    in a sack or box. HFCS is composed of fructose and glucose. Apples are
    very high in fructose and glucose. Do you find that apples "have a
    horrid aftertaste"?

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Dale P Guest

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    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1jn11mh89u7cu$.[email protected]. .
    > fron the *new york times*:
    >
    > Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point
    >
    > By KIM SEVERSON
    > Published: March 20, 2009
    >
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake
    >


    The corn crops are being used up in the production of ethanol for the energy
    subsidy. Therefore, plain old sugar is now a less expensive alternative.
    And yes, good old beet or cane sugar is hard to replace in baked goods and
    other sweet treats. The taste is what we grew up with.

    Dale P


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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 15:04:07 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It does but I don't find it sufficiently different to make me want look
    >> for Mexican or kosher coke.

    >
    > HFCS doesn't rinse well out of the mouth. Sugared sodas are much
    > more refreshing, crisper, and cleaner (even more so when it's 7-UP).
    >
    > -sw


    i switched from a store brand grapefruit tangerine juice that had HFCS to
    ocean spray, which has cane or beet sugar. it doesn't seem to coat the
    back of the tongue like the syrup stuff did.

    your pal,
    blake

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:18:55 -0600, Puester wrote:

    > When did it go away?
    >
    > gloria p


    i know what you mean, but you do have to kinda look for it.

    your pal,
    blake

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