Tuesday, September 9, 2008

more fun with food, and other things


It's been a fun month or two with food, huh? Eating every two hours, fighting off the invisible ingredients in all manner of things. Do you have any idea how many things have high fructose corn syrup in them? What's worst for me is that now that I'm not eating all sorts of things, I'm developing weird sensitivities when they do sneak in. And some are not so sneaky. Like my sudden allergy to cashews.

Yep. Never bothered me until I ate the unroasted ones the other night. Man, they gave me the worst case of hives. Now if I come in contact with them? Boom. Hives. Snotty nose. I swear, it's enough to make you scream.

The dry roasted peanuts we usually buy? Have dried corn syrup in them. In the allergy info? May contain traces (which means they have found measurable traces) of wheat, milk, eggs, soy, cashews and pistachios.

Big, ugly jar of death



Jean said...

Do you guys have the ads about High Fructose Corn Syrup down there? They're insidious. Usually two people eating or shopping - one of them says "Oh, but you know what they say about HFCS..." and the other one says "what?". Then suddenly the first person can't think of anything bad to say about it. Worst advertising ever.

Miss Alice said...

HFC is insidious - it gets everywhere. Hurray for finding the good stuff, though