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High fructose corn syrup in ketchup? It's time to take a hike!

Have you seen this? Along with some other major brands, Hunt's ketchup has announced it's dropping high fructose corn syrup from its formula. My reaction? It's about damn time.

As much as the the corn people want us to believe otherwise, I don't want high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our food. For years, we have avoided it like the plague.

What's encouraging is that the major brands are making the switch because consumers are demanding it. There's a popular Facebook page called 'The Ban of High Fructose Corn Syrup in the US,' which is gaining traction. Nothing beats a well worded letter (note to self: write Umpqua Dairy and tell them to get the HFCS out of their otherwise yummy ice cream). Our greatest strength as consumers is when we vote with our dollars by not buying products that contain HFCS, or anything else we find unpalatable.

What's your take on HFCS? Are you as pleased as I am to see it phasing out of major brands?

PS... For any ketchup makers that might be reading this... Here's the ingredients I like to see in ketchup:



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