Friday, October 3, 2008

are they serious......


Have you seen the "high fructose corn syrup" advocate commercials yet? I seriously had to rewind on my tivo because I couldn't believe that I just saw that. Did you happen to notice the endorsement from CORN REFINERS at the bottom?? Do they think we are that dumb? Do they really believe because something was once corn that it is natural, despite the chemical processing they have to do to it to turn it in to a sugary substance. Do they not realize that with HFCS comes artificial colors and tons of other unhealthy substances that are being poured into our children, the fatest children this nation has ever seen?

I can't even collect my thoughts clearly enough to let you know exactly how much the commerical infuriated me. And I feel for all the children of parents who will fall for this stupid gimmick of a commerical.

And one last thing, how bad must the stuff really be if they deem it necessary to make commericals about it to try and get this cheap, artifical sweetner into our bodies.

Okay, rant over! Tell me what you think about it? Did this make anyone else as mad as it made me??

ETA: here is another great blog on this stupid stupid commericals....

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7 comments:

PassionateGreen said...

I agree! In fact, it pissed me off so much that I blogged about it too. I thought it was important to get the truth out there ... even though most people will just believe whatever they see on tv. Sad. :-(

http://passionategreen.blogspot.com/2008/09/high-fructose-corn-syrup-truth.html

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Kimberly Evers said...

I saw this commercial too and googled it. I also had the same type of reaction. I thought it was hilarious they actually made a commercial out of this.

I read an article from Time magazine a couple of months ago. It was about the top 10 things you shouldn't feed your kids and then gave an alternative. One thing they said not to give your kids was Goldfish. But their alternative was Honey Maid Graham Crackers. So, your kids can either have lots of sodium or HFCS. There has got to be a better way! I am not always on top of the HFCS but I try to be. Nathan has even gotten on board with it. But it's hard when money is tight and snacks with HFCS are cheaper than the ones without it. What snacks to you like? And where do you usually buy?

charlie&gracie said...

kimberly,

we do a lot of the annie's brand snacks. The kids love the cheddar bunnies ( like goldfish), the graham bunnies and even the whole wheat cracker bunnies. You can find them cheapest at wal mart or target.

They also love the fruit a bu snacks. They are like fruit by the foot, but all natural pressed fruit. Again, cheapest at WM or Target.

I also buy natural cereal bars, kashi, if I have a coupon or whole foods and traders joes have a store brand that is much cheaper than nutrigrain. I can pick some up to bring the next time we are in Knoxville if you like!

Amy H. said...

This commercial is so stupid... It burns me up that ppl just started becoming aware of the problems with HFCS and now they will perhaps ignore wht they have learned. Especially with tightening grocery budgets.........

Laura Charles said...

I saw this over the weekend. It's so ridiculous. However I guess it may bring comfort to those who aren't exposed to alternative information.v