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.

  2006-12-25 20:29 Z