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Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe

Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe Tomato paste usually comes in a format that is difficult to use without being wasteful. Plus it usually has "extra things" in it, like citric or ascorbic acid and the like. Here at High-Fructose High, we don't like "extra things" in our things - it's a big part of the reason this whole site came about! So here is how to make your own tomato paste and easily store it, sans all that waste! If it is that time of year, and you have tons of tomatoes you don't know what to do with, this is a perfect solution for making use of a bunch of them. Likewise if you find some extra-good tomatoes at the farmers' market or a good super-market in your area. You always want to make sure to start with quality tomatoes, or … [Read more...]

Halloween Candy with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup and a Special Request

My list additions this week have to do with Halloween and fall!  Candy with no HFCS and fall-time favorites.  The first item I came across is an old favorite - Dum-Dums by Spangler Candy!  I always remember getting these as a kid when my Mom would go to the bank, and the tellers had cup-fuls of them for kids. They're a good bargain, too. Sometimes items with no HFCS are a bit pricier, but this isn't one of them. As a bonus, they are gluten-free also, according to the Spangler Web Site! The next items I found are Smarties, Annie's Gummy Snacks, and Trader Joe's Organic Pops.  Between these new items and the other candy I have listed on the list of products with no high-fructose corn syrup, that gives a lot of no hfcs options this year! … [Read more...]

No HFCS Pepsi? That’s Perfect! Actually, It’s “Pepsi Perfect”

Pepsi is coming out with a limited edition product called "Pepsi Perfect," and it has no high-fructose corn syrup! You might have heard that it's coming out to coincide with the date Marty McFly DeLaurean'd his way to in the third 'Back to the Future' movie - October 21, 2015. There was a fictional product in the movie called, "Pepsi Perfect," and Pepsi is joining in on the fun. Of course, it would be better if Pepsi truly was perfect and had caught up to the times by now, and removed HFCS from its formula. But this is cool for now - it's a fun idea, and I don't want to be a downer. I'm not adding it to the big List of Products With no High-Fructose Corn Syrup since it's limited edition. And also, it costs $20.15US!!!  But here is … [Read more...]

Picnic Items With No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Items for your picnic with no high-fructose corn syrup! Happy Earth Day! Spring is here and time to start thinking about doing more outside, including the ever-popular "the picnic!" Having a meal outdoors always feels so fresh and natural and healthy - and a good way to keep it that way is to make sure what you bring to eat is fresh and natural and healthy - and containing no high-fructose corn syrup! :) So here are a few things to bring in your picnic basket with no HFCS - and which will hopefully contribute to a wonderful picnic experience for you.... BEVERAGES Trader Joe’s Mango Green TeaJones' Root BeerWhole Foods' 365 Organic Watermelon Lemonade APPETIZERS/SNACKS Cold Vegetable Platter with Sabra’s Mediterranean Herb … [Read more...]

Breakfast Foods With No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

No High-Fructose Corn Syrup in My Breakfast, Please! I found several new breakfast foods I like for the No-High Fructose Corn Syrup List! It's afternoon now, so I think we'll have breakfast for dinner! Kids always love that. Heck, grown-ups love it too, I think. (TIP: A light sprinkling of cinnamon and some honey is a really delicious alternative to the traditional maple or pancake syrup. I think it would be outstanding on the chocolate chip pancakes.) So now, without further ado, here are the list additions for today: Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Chocolate Chip Complete Pancake Mix Boca Burgers Breakfast Links Life Cereal Maple & Brown Sugar Wild Harvest Natural Cereals - All Eggo Frozen Waffles If you have a favorite, … [Read more...]

5 New Condiments with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Today's update contains condiments with no high-fructose corn syrup! Condiments seem to be one of the hardest product areas to find hfcs-free versions.  Some of these were suggestions by visitors and some were items I came across while doing my own surfing. I did do my own research though, and have included the links so you can check out the ingredients for yourself. Here are today's additions: Duke's Mayonnaise Garland Jack's Barbecue Sauces Weber Barbecue Sauces Woeber Mustards Doux South Pickles Some of these are harder to find than others, but I think they are all worth seeking out. Also, if you look at the simplicity of most of the ingredients, it seems like most of these would be easy to make at home.  I've tried … [Read more...]

3 New Items Added to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List

Here are a few additions to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List.   My favorite addition is Simply Heinz ketchup. I like to make my own ketchup sometimes, but it's nice to know I can just pick up a bottle in a pinch. It seems really natural and my family loves it.  It also says on the bottle it is Gluten-Free, Kosher, and  Pareve. The other two additions are beverages: Jarritos soda pop and Powerade (contains artificial sweeteners). One of my biggest irritations with HFCS being in almost everything, is how bad it is when it comes to barbecue sauce.  There really are very few choices when it comes to finding barbecue sauce with no high-fructose corn syrup in it. That's why I especially like the Simply Heinz ketchup. You can use it … [Read more...]

New No-HFCS Products & A Thank You!

There are a couple of additions to the List of Products with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup today, but first I want to say a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to all the people who have donated lately via the PayPal Donation Button in the sidebar! I started this site 6 years ago and have been running it as a labor of love all this time. It's not a "non-profit" site in the legal sense of the word, but I've never made a profit from it. And any help from the supporters of being able to easily find products with no high-fructose corn syrup in it is certainly appreciated and it helps other people find this list who want/need it! By the way, and not least, is a big thank you to all the people who contribute information and opinions on products in the form … [Read more...]

Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce Now Contains HFCS

Well, since this is a blog about listing products that do NOT contain high-fructose corn syrup, I usually don't post about products that do unless they stand out for some reason. In this case, a product I show-cased as proudly boasting, "No High-Fructose Corn Syrup" on its label has, sadly reverted to using HFCS. That product is Bull's Eye Original Barbecue Sauce. I noticed that the "No High-Fructose Corn Syrup" disappeared off the label at some point recently. Then I started getting comments giving me a heads-up that it now does contain high-fructose corn syrup. Sure enough, it now does. Big step backwards! It's thing's like this that sent me on a quest to learn to make things completely from scratch as an alternative to relying … [Read more...]

Ketchup With no High-Fructose Corn Syrup – Heinz Simply Ketchup

I'm very happy to add Heinz Simply Ketchup to the list as a ketchup with no high-fructose corn syrup! … [Read more...]