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Sugar in cereal Wed, Nov 25, 2009
I don't usually eat much for breakfast, but on the cruise ship I partook liberally.  My drug of choice (on my days off from bacon, eggs, and pancakes) was Rice Krispies, which I thoroughly doused with sugar.  They conveniently came in a little box that displayed all the wonderful ingredients.  Not that I care much what I put into my body, but I was slightly appalled to find not only sugar, but also high fructose corn syrup in the first five ingredients.  Rice Krispies aren't even sweet!  How is there sugar?  What function is corn syrup performing?  For chips and giggles, I looked at some of the other cereals and found similar results.  Corn Flakes, possibly the most bland, boring cereal on earth, has sugar and high fructose corn syrup in the first four ingredients.  Is this some sort of cereal conspiracy I'm unaware of?  I'll stick to my Pop Tarts, which are the model of healthiness, thank you very much. #food