QSR magazine reports that Snapple and Pepsi are debuting new drinks, and advertising that they’re made with old-fashioned sugar, as opposed to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Because providing something natural (versus processed) should be a big deal? Odd.
Sweet drinks in the US are usually flavored with HFCS, because it’s cheaper to provide those calories than adding sugar. Whether or not they’re linked to the increasing chubbiness of people that consume fast food is a whole other debate that this blog won’t cover.
I’d be interested in trying out these drinks (and am not sure why the companies are debuting this – they say it’s not due to consumer demand). The immediate suspicion? Putting sugar into drinks is more costly, which is why HFCS was invented in the first place. So this could be another way to debut a premium drink to us, that includes more natural ingredients.
What’s a grub-loving gal to eat that can be cheap AND healthy??