Two things you will find around me are granola bars as well as pop made without corn syrup; below you'll find my favorites.
Nature Valley Honey & Oats Granola Bars
This old-fashioned treat still gets high ratings as far as I’m concerned. (Think 70s hippies and school kids’ lunches back when your best friend had a Wonder Woman lunchbox; one of my friends, Rebecca, may still have one.) Well, back to the granola bar. It’s portable, crunchy with just a taste of sweetness. It also doesn’t include high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), unlike a number of “healthy” granola bars (particularly the chewy ones). I think a pretty strong case has been made several times that HFCS is not the best sweetener, because it’s in so many processed foods including … soup? The logic there completely escapes me.
Were I to send a note to every food manufacturer, it would simply be this: I don’t want corn syrup in my food! Pepsi is OK, but I prefer Pepsi Throwback cola, which (sigh) is supposed to only be made through this year. All you Pepsi lovers: let’s buy this product instead of regular Pepsi. Maybe then the formula will change to eliminate high-fructose corn syrup. I’m trying to do my part, but just can’t drink cola more than twice a week. If Pepsi Throwback is discontinued at the end of this year, I will choose either Diet Rite Cherry Cola (which uses Splenda®) or one of the Zevia™ colas (made with stevia, a healthier option than other non-calorie sweeteners).