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Old 09-20-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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I avoid this stuff like the plague, but somehow it sneaks into something I eat without me paying attention.
The corn sugar sweetener lobby wants to change the name to "corn sugar" due to all the negative attention coming their way..This wont really change anything because it will still be the same stuff.
Why is this stuff even used ? Is it just a cost thing here?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I avoid this stuff like the plague, but somehow it sneaks into something I eat without me paying attention.
The corn sugar sweetener lobby wants to change the name to "corn sugar" due to all the negative attention coming their way..This wont really change anything because it will still be the same stuff.
Why is this stuff even used ? Is it just a cost thing here?
As far as I can tell it is a cost thing.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It's akin to rebranding prunes as "dried plums".
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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When first introduced into products, yes it was a cost cutter. These days however I've read that hfcs is or has closed the gap lately and may now be more expensive than sugar.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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Does anyone know when Coke & Pepsi are supposed to switch over to sugar? Apparently Dr. Pepper already did, and it tastes different. Coca-Cola in Mexico has never been made with HFCS, I don't know how they got so lucky.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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The Dr. Pepper I am drinking right now has HFCS in it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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There are some sodas that have "throwback" cans where they use real sugar.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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There are some sodas that have "throwback" cans where they use real sugar.
What does "throwback" mean?
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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What does "throwback" mean?
LOL how old are you? throwback is a term used to describe using methods of a by gone era. In this case using plain refined sugar to sweeten soft drinks verses the standard HFCS today.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Yes, and Coke and Pepsi both did it for awhile this past year but I don't think they did it to Dr. Pepper.
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