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Old 08-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #41
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I have a copycat recipe for Ted's Hot Dog Sauce that calls for Karo corn syrup, but it's only two teaspoons for a finished sauce of about a pint. The last time I made some I couldn't find my Karo syrup so I assumed it was all gone and used agaver nectar instead. It definitely didn't taste the same.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:18 PM   #42
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A lot of products are being marketed now with "no trans-fats" or "non-fat" or "no HFCS" when in fact they never had any of those ingredients to begin with. They're just jumping on the bandwagon that "it's bad and we don't got any in our product!!!" It's a marketing campaign that implies the competitors' products do have that bad stuff. Better buy the one that's labeled "we don't got this bad stuff."

I'm waiting for Karo USP injectable. Why bother eating this stuff when you can just inject it directly into your bloodstream? (Just kidding!)
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #43
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A lot of products are being marketed now with "no trans-fats" or "non-fat" or "no HFCS" when in fact they never had any of those ingredients to begin with....

When the 'contains no cholesterol' first started, I actually saw jars of fruit preserves labeled that way!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #44
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A product I've never before seen is on this site - Sugar and Other Natural Sweeteners

The Whey-Low sugar substitute is the item I'm talking about. It looks interesting to me. When I receive my order of it, I'll have to do the experiment like our wondrous P.F. I'll let you know how it works out. Since it's made from naturally occurring sugars, it just might be the product I've been searching for.

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:08 PM   #45
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I ran out of time this morning and was unable to post my glucometer reading

This morning my blood sugar was 124 after eating Little Smokies cooked in Bull's-Eye BBQ sauce, the one with sugar. Here is a pic of the glucometer...taken before coffee...
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #46
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Just finished dinner tonight, will repeat the reading in the morning.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #47
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Been fighting with the stupid camera for about an hour finally got the pic uploaded.

Difference in blood sugars was 6 points, which seems small until you understand that someone taking insulin would have to take 2-4 units more insulin at today's reading than yesterday's. My theory is correct HFCS's increase your blood sugars.

I'm not testing tonight, I was gifted a lavender cream-filled chocolate cupcake...
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #48
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That would do it for me too.

Really interesting, PF.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #49
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That would be enough to convince me. I'd probably do some random checks after eating anything with HFCS (which probably will happen every now and again). Thanks for doing this PF!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #50
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Thanks, it was a real chore...putting off that cupcake for a whole day, JUST for YOU folks!
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