"I Thought You Loved Me"

“Want a bite?” The beautiful young girl smiles at her boyfriend as she pulls a frozen pop out of the picnic basket.
“I thought you loved me.”
“I do. So take two bites.”
“It’s got high fructose corn syrup in it.”
“So what?”
“You know what they say… that… it’s… it… uhhhhh…” He goes silent.
“What? That it’s made from corn? That it has the same number of calories as sugar? Honey… it’s fine in moderation.”
The boyfriend smiles with relief and takes the popsicle. “You only brought one?”
Cue the happy music and the choir singing in the background.
The people who make high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) haven’t let up in their TV advertising. They’re still out there claiming their chemically produced concoction is the same as natural sugar.

Corn Syrup's New Disguise

How do you like the sound of corn sugar?
The mega-producers of this processed sweetener think you’ll like that name better than high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the biggest money maker in the history of the food industry. But a less scientific name isn’t going to transform it into something you’d want to put in your body.
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned for this name change to “avoid confusion” about what HFCS is. They claim it’s “essentially the same as table sugar.”
Well, I’ll admit table sugar and HFCS have about the same number of calories, but that’s where the similarities end…