Monday, June 18, 2012
The FDA recently decided that food producers cannot call high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) by a fancy, new name: Corn Sugar. The Corn Refiners Association pled their case to the FDA, but the agency issued a consumer-friendly decision which makes it a little easier to read labels.
While cheering the decision we realized why it's so important - we don't want to scan a label to avoid high fructose corn syrup and get tricked into thinking that we're all good when we read "corn sugar" a little too quickly. We're fine with real sugar and think it gets the job done right. So, let's celebrate with some good-old sugar desserts.
Pictured at the top are Orange Marmalade-Mascarpone Pop-Tarts from Serious Eats. Why bother with the packaged version when you can make your own at home and fill them with wholesome and unique ingredients?
We also recommend the Key Lime Pie from BBC Food, below. For classic dessert lovers, this has a creamy meringue atop a tart base with fresh lime zest and a cookie crust.
So, forget about high fructose corn syrup and use real sugar in some delicious desserts!
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Posted by FoodPair at 10:01 PM