Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Syrup, How I Love Thee

I've been craving pancakes and waffles for a while now. All that's stopped me I think is the fact I have no maple syrup at home now.

So tonight at m neighborhood Publix market I finally remembered I needed some.

I pulled my cart up to the shelves with the syrup on them. And I did the unthinkable.

I read the back of a Mrs. Butterworth bottle. And then the back of every brand up there.

You know there's not one ounce of maple syrup in any of them? Lots of high fructose corn syrup and things I can't pronounce and won't attempt to spell. And the ones that are pure maple syrup? 210 calories a serving with more than 50 grams of sugar. I put the last bottle down and walked away. I just couldn't buy one. There was no choice for me. Either it was a chemical concoction that wants to be maple syrup or it's straight sugar. So I need to search for an alternative to put on my flapjacks and waffles. Any suggestions?

I am in mourning for my beloved syrup. A moment of silence please.


Goo said...

Hi sarah,

Dont be glum chum. If you are trying to count calories remember one thing, sugar is sugar. It doesn't matter where the sugar comes from the body cant tell the difference. So if you want the maple syrup have some just account for it. your friendly dietitian, goo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

Over here we often have a wee bit of brown sugar and squeeze of lemon on your pancake - very yummy.

Sarah from NZ