First of all, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? You've got to be kidding me. I was appalled. Not only because we avoid it for our health, but because my son has a corn allergy and cannot have any corn products. I felt so bad. Luckily I didn't notice any reactions because he only had a sip before I told him he couldn't have anymore (poor kid!). Then, sucralose...artificial sweetener, really?? Ugh, I could not have been more disgusted and saddened that I had failed to check and recheck the label. What happened to something just being JUICE? So there was a big lesson for me that I thought I had already learned...READ EVERY LABEL!
*Another one: I've been a bit sick lately and have not been the best cook. My hubby has been picking up groceries from time to time and started buying cold cereal again (not my wishes but hey, if I'm not cooking there's not much I can say...starve please? Hah). The first cereal he bought was Raisin Bran...I admit it was pretty good but what really struck me was how sugary it was! 19 grams of sugar per serving (our rule is under 10 grams if we ever do buy cold cereal). And to think that I used to have to put additional sugar on that cereal when I ate it! Now here's the really frustrating one. He bought some Triple Berry Crunch from Fresh & Easy. On the front of the box, it has Fresh & Easy's promise: No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, or Coloring. On the back in the ingredients? Caramel color. The same harmful Caramel Color found in soda. Yep. Artificial alright! Thanks for lying Fresh & Easy (you bet I'll be complaining about that deception). So yeah. Read labels.