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 as a base to make your own barbecue sauce without re-inventing the wheel, and you know what’s in it.
I spent months working on a homemade barbecue sauce recipe, and it was fun. I learned a lot about building layers of flavor, how different spice combinations affected the flavor – even how getting the texture wrong can affect the flavor (you want to push the final product through a sieve, or you can wind up biting into bits of garlic, tomato seed, etc., which can be detrimental to your barbecue enjoyment).
But sometimes I just want a quick sauce I can throw together, and a ketchup-based sauce is quick and cooks well with things like chicken in the oven or on the stove top. For barbecuing on a special day like 4th of July, though, I still prefer to make my own.
~Sherry – Your No High-Fructose Corn Syrup Blogger
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