For our Christmas breakfast this morning Ken made us a pleasant homey breakfast: hash browns, scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon. And a Bloody Mary. All yummy, except the Bloody Mary was sweet. WTF?
Our mistake was being lazy and buying a mix, Mr. and Mrs. T's Bold and Spicy. The third ingredient is high fructose corn syrup. At 105 calories per 12 ounces, it's double the calories of tomato juice and 2/3 the calories in a can of coke.
Why put sugar in a savory drink mix? Because it's intended for Americans. The bacon had sugar in it too, a terrible idea in a product that is cooked at high temperature. Don't get me wrong, I like a sweetie bit every once in awhile. But with sugar infecting all processed foods (sandwich bread, anyone?) it's no wonder Americans are so fat.
Real food tastes better without added sugar.