Nasty Food of the Week – Vanilla Extract

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Vanilla extract – a nasty food??? Seriously?¬†Yes and here’s why: ¬†Believe it or not many vanilla extracts contain CORN SYRUP!!! Yep, that’s right. Even vanilla extracts that say “pure” vanilla extract may contain corn syrup. Read here to find out why you should never ever consume corn syrup.

I decided to investigate this because I noticed an extreme price difference between two brands at my local grocery store. Why was one so much cheaper than the other? Well, the reason is corn syrup.

This is yet another example of why it is so very important to read labels on EVERYTHING you purchase. I just always assumed that vanilla extract was immune from nasty ingredients like corn syrup. I also find it interesting that a vanilla extract can be labeled “pure” vanilla extract yet still contain corn syrup. What the heck is “pure” about that?

 

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