Thursday, August 28, 2008

Corn Syrup Anyone?

Our doc suggests that corn syrup (which is in SO many American products) is the reason for a lot of sickness and diabetes. So I was SHOCKED when I bought a can of formula and the first ingredient on the back was CORN SYRUP solids! And not only was it the first ingredient, it was 43% of the contents! YIKES! I never would have guessed that corn syrup would be in our "advanced" baby formula. I am really not as worked up about this as all the exclamation points would suggest, but I am completely flabbergasted. I thought formula was expensive because it was filled with super-quality ingredients!

Well, if you do use formula, I am not writing this to criticize or judge anyone who uses formula. After all, not everyone can breastfeed their babies. Anyway, I really don't know if corn syrup is in ALL formula (I know it's not in the organic kind). I don't really care what anyone else does. In fact, if you have a need for it or know of anyone who could use it, I'll gladly hand over the Costco-sized jar free of charge:) Self pick up only. Use at your own risk. Two scoops are missing:)

4 comments:

Jonathan and Heidi Spruill said...

ok. i called Whole Foods and asked if they had formula that didn't have corn syrup. The guy that was helping me couldn't believe that most brands put that stuff in it and informed me that what they carry would not have it in them. So off I went...found that Earth's Best Organic formula doesn't have the corn syrup or the sugar. Also, Baby's Only organic formula does not have those 2 ingredients, but it is a toddler formula and it says to ask your doctor before giving it to your infant.

Michael and Cristi said...

I read over my Similac Advance and didn't find it in there. Is there another name that it goes by? I also didn't see sugar. Not that it really matters seeing that they are starting on whole milk but I was just wondering!

Vicki said...

I bought the Similac Advance Soy. You probably have the milk one. There isn't another name it goes by that I know of. Mine says it quite clearly in English "Corn Syrup Solids."

Michael and Cristi said...

Oh ok. Yea I just have the regular one and no sign of corn syrup or sugar! YEAH!!!!!!!!!