it’s safe to check this off now. We’ve gotten into the habit of reading labels, even for foods we wouldn’t expect to contain HFCS.
Besides, with the abundance of fresh produce we’ve needed to fix from scratch because of joining the CSA, we haven’t been eating much at all in the way of prepared foods!
When I buy a can of kidney beans or black beans, I expect it to be—beans, maybe with a little salt. I prefer using dried beans, but that requires planning ahead, so normally I also keep a couple of cans on hand for convenience.
Guess what the Safeway/Dominicks store brand canned beans contain—HFCS! Completely absurd. Likewise the same brand of canned diced tomatoes.
This brand will no longer grace our shelves. If I want sweetener in my vegetables & legumes, I’ll put it there myself, thank you.
too hard, because we don’t really eat many processed foods. One exception is breakfast cereal. From now on we have decided to buy only cereals that are either (1) not presweetened or (2) sweetened with something other than HFCS.
Over the next few days, I’ll be looking periodically at other things we have on the shelves & in the fridge, to ferret out the HFCS that may be lurking in other types of food.
In the longer run, the goal is to cut down on sugar in all its forms. We’ll take it in steps.