Monday, October 20, 2008
Here Come the High Fructose Corn Syrup Thought Police!
Oh My Lordy this is hilarious. Over at CrunchGear, writer Doug Aamoth wrote a review of a gadget called the Penguin Home Soda Maker that lets you...make soda at home. As shocking as that may seem. The writer included the following statement:
If you drink a fair amount of soda, carbonated water, tonic, and the like, then the Home Soda Maker is a god-send. It’ll save you from running to the store constantly and you’ll be creating far less waste, if that’s important to you. Plus, the non-diet soda flavors are made without high fructose corn syrup and the diet flavors are made with Splenda instead of aspartame. So if you don’t want to quit drinking soda cold turkey, this machine provides a relatively reasonable alternative.
You might be saying BFD. But not the High Fructose Corn Syrup Thought Police. They responded to the "misleading" statement with an eternal letter citing all of the scientific evidence proving that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS to the corny insiders) is just as delightful as other caloric sweeteners, an not any more obesity inducing than shuga.
I have to admit I love stuff like this. Though I was surprised that the group sending the letter is called the Corn Refiners Association and not The Highly Scientifically Scientific Academic Institute Of Corn Health Miracles or something.
I make no comment on HFCS. But I do think that the lawyers at the CRA should actually read the articles about HFCS before they send out their thought po po posse.
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