Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Reining in Your Consumption of Corn Syrup

This weeks goal will be to not eat any food that has high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  This is by no means a complete list, these are simply some prepared foods I have tried or others I know have tried that don't list HFCS as an ingredient.

They are not SUGAR free, but they don't have high fructose corn syrup, which frankly, just makes you want to eat MORE sugar.

List Of Foods with No High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Always check the label yourself as sometimes companies change ingredients, so be sure to always verify on the label itself. This list is meant to be a guide only. I hope it’s very helpful in finding products with no high-fructose corn syrup, but if you’re sensitive or have allergies especially, always double-check the label!

Baked Beans 

 Bush's Country Style
 Van Camp Baked Beans


Annie’s Naturals Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce
Bone Suckin Sauce
Bulleseye Barbecue Sauce
Three Little Pigs KC Sweet BBQ Sauce
 Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue KC Original Sauc


Dave’s Killer Breads (my all time favorite bread)
Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads (in freezer section)
Aunt Millie’s Old Fashioned Butter-Top Wheat
Brownberry’s Arnold Natural Health Nut Bread
Country Hearth 12-Grain Bread
Earth Grains 100% Natural 7-Grain Bread
Franz Whole Grain White
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat bread (note, other varieties do contain HFCS, but not this one) Oroweat Mult-Grain Bread (but watch out for HFCS in their other varietes)
Martin’s Breads & Rolls (including hot dog buns/rolls and such)
Whole Foods Brand hotdog and hamburger buns (whole wheat)
Rays New York Bagels

Mott’s Natural Apple Sauce


Chex Cereals
Plain oatmeal
Kashi (most, if not all)
Life cereal (regular and cinnamon)
Nature’s Pride Organic (most, if not all, varieties)
Shredded Wheat
Trader Joe’s Graham Bites Cereal
Post Grape Nuts
Barbara's Puffins (I love these dry in a sandwich bag as a snack with an apple)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats

Breakfast Pastry/Baking Mixes

Kashi Go Lean and Heart to Heart Frozen Waffles
Eggo Nutrigrain Blueberry
Bisquick Mix


Cadbury – Most Varieties
Hershey’s Symphony
Hershey Skor Candy Bar
Hershey Special Dark Candy Bar
Dove – Most varieties
Lindt Lindor truffles (balls)

Archway’s Molasses Cookies
Keebler Pecan Sandies Cookies
Keebler Simply Sandies Cookies
Lu Le Petit Beurre Cookies
Lu Scottish Recipe Shortbread
Nature’s Best Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies
Newman's Wheat Free Fig Newton Cookies
Newman's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
NewmanS Own Alphabet Cookies
Pepperidge Farms Butter Chessman Cookies (I don't buy these as I will eat the whole bag)


Atheno's Baked Pitz Chips
Chickin N' a Biskit (a favorite since childhood with some cheddar)
Dare Vinta Crackers
Fritoes (original)
Keebler Graham Crackers
Nabisco Fat Free Premium Saltine Crackers
Nabisco Original Triscuits
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (also Nancy's  cheddar cheese and honey graham bunnies which I prefer to the goldfish).
Toasteds Buttercrisp
Reduced Fat Cheese-its
Wasa Crisp Breads (All Varieties)
Granola Bars

Kashi Bars
Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars
Odwalla Bars (my favorite)
Nature Valley Oats & Honey flavor granola bars (not all flavors are free of HFCS


Annie’s Naturals Organic Ketchup
Heinz Organic Ketchup
Hunts 100% Natural Ketchup
Nature’s Best Organic Tomato Ketchup
Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup
Boxed Mac and Cheese

One of my favorite convenience foods.  If you use a box go with Annie's brand which doesn't have HFCS.

Note -  I have NOT checked the Kraft blue box brand since they reformulated it so it might be worth a check but almost all other brands and generic versions are FULL of it. Pirate's Booty mac and cheese doesn't list their ingredients on their website, so not sure, but it's otherwise pretty clean of most "junk"and I prefer its taste to Kraft.


Trader Joe’s Organic Maple Syrup
Pretty much any store bought real maple syrup is devoid of HFCS – most “pancake syrup” does not even have any maple syrup in it and is pretty much all sweetener and water and “stuff”


Kraft Olive Oil Mayo
Hellman’s Mayonnaise


I hate mustard with the passion of a thousand white hot suns so you're kind of on your own with this one

Jif Peanut Butter
Laura Scudder’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter
Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter
Trader Joe’s brand Creamy, Unsalted Peanut Butter

Cascadian Farms Concord Spread (not quite a jelly consistency but a nice flavor)
Smuckers Organic Strawberry Preserves
St. Dalfour Preserves


Claussen Kosher Dill
Cascadian Farms Sweet Pickle Relish
Meijer Organic Sweet Relish

Newman’s Own Light Cranberry Walnut vinaigrette
Olde Cape Cod Traditional Caesar Lite
Annie’s Naturals Organic Creamy Asiago Cheese Dressing
Annie’s Naturals Goddess Dressing
Blanchard & Blanchard (Country Italian & Caeser Parmesan)
Brianna’s Blush Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Ken's Sweet Vidalia Onion (love this on chicken or turkey subs or wraps)
Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette, dressing and marinade
Hidden Valley Ranch Original Old Fashioned Buttermilk
South Beach Living Italian Dressing with EVOO
For CHEAP:  Walmart's Great Value Zesty Italian Dressing

ICE CREAM / FROZEN NOVELTIES NOTE: Beware of ice cream that may not contain high-fructose corn syrup but contains candy pieces – the candy pieces may contain HFCS (I prefer my ice cream more plain so that's the selection here)

Breyer’s All Natural Ice Cream  (watch the ones that aren't a simple flavor, it gets ugly quick) • Dreyers/Edys Strawberry Fruit Ice Cream Bars
Haagen Daz Vanilla or Coffee (my favorites)
Breyers Pure Fruit Strawberry Fruit Bars
Luigi Italian Ice
Stoneyfield Farms Chocolate Syrup
Classico (Most varieties)

Campbell’s 25% Less Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup
Any of the Annie's Organics (I love their Thai coconut Milk Soup)

Jones Pure Cane Soda
Goose Island
Dublin Dr. Pepper (Dr. Pepper from a bottling plant in Dublin, Texas)
Sierra Mist Natural Seven Up Retro Original Dr. Pepper
Virgil’s Sodas (the cream, cherry and root beer varieties)
Note:  I drink perhaps one soda every six months as a treat.   Water the majority of your time is your friend, though I do like the Vitamin Water Zero orange flavor.


Vitamin Water Zero


Bolthouse Farms C-Boost Smoothie
Bolthouse Farms Vegetable Juice
Capri Sun ALL NATURAL 100% Juice
Horizon Flavored Milks (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry)
Northland Cranberry Juice
Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice
Ovaltine (dry chocolate drink mix)
Sweet Leaf Tea
Swiss Premium Iced Tea (Many varieties to choose from)

Blue Bunny Yogurt
Brown Cow
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Dannon Activa Yogurt
Dannon All Natural Vanilla Yogurt
Dannon All Natural Coffee Yogurt
Dannon Lite & Fit Vanilla Yogurt
Horizon Organic Fat Free Yogurt
Nancy's Reduced Fat Plain
Nancy’s Whole Milk Honey Yogurt
Stoneyfield Farm Yogurt
Stoneyfield Farm Yobaby Yogurt
Wallaby Organic Yogurt (All flavors)


  1. Oh man!!!!
    I love all that stuff lol
    Its all making right choices.


  2. Hari OM
    No challenge here - the only thing on this list which would apply is Hellmans Mayo ... make my own curd (yoghurt) as I was shocked to find here in UK that many commercial products use gelatin, never mind the syrup! Good to see there is a fair variety of stuff to choose from for those who do take these foodstuffs though. Kudos for the time taken to read all the ingredients! Am a bit obsessive about that myself which is why a 'quick shop' can be anything up to two hours with me...8~0...
    Eyes-on... YAM xx


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