You may recall my previous rant about High Fructose Corn Syrup. The Cliff-notes version is that I don’t like it. In the United States, it’s in everything, especially sodas like Coca-Cola. I’ve been trying to avoid sodas ever since I learned about HFCS.
However, in most other countries around the world, it is not used. (Most likely because they recognize how bad it is.) I was pleased to grab a can of Coke today to find, after reading the english part of the label, that Afghanistan Coke uses real sugar instead of HFCS.
HFCS supporters (primarily corn growers) will say that the price of sugar is too high in the US, so HFCS is a better option. But, wait a minute … AFGHANISTAN is one of the poorest countries in the WORLD, and sugar is not widely produced in the country. Sooo, if Afghanistan can get sugar to make their drinks, why can’t we?
I can enjoy Coke again … chalk one up for the ‘stan.