Originally Posted by ChefJune
Buddy, the mixes you buy in the store all have some form of corn syrup in them. If that's not an issue for you or any of the people you feed, some of them are pretty good. Not, imho, ever as good as what you can make. They all have additives in them.
Oh I completely agree, the OP just mentioned 'quick' and they are quick to make. Myself I prefer the cooked as well (and your recipe sounds great!), but sometimes if it is a last minute decision the choices are uncooked, mix, or go buy it LOL. Between those choices, I would rather use the mix than uncooked, and don't think the mix is any worse than what you get in the store.
Corn syrup, like sugar, is just fine in moderation. The problems come in when you are making a lot of stuff from boxes and mixes etc and find out they all have some form of sugar or corn syrup in them (not to mention in juices). Then you end up having way too much of it.
Like sugar, or most everything out there, practice moderation and you should be just fine (excepting food allergies or something but that is another story LOL).