I was visiting my mom, and took a glance at the ingredients on the loaf of bread she just purchased from the local bakery. What triggered my curiosity was that their bags were pre-printed, just like the grocery stores’ bread.
Lo and behold! Partially hydrogenated soybean oil (worst oil possible!), dextrose (sugar), soy fillers, chemicals. It was horrible! Worse than anything found at the grocery store. She thought she was doing the right thing by purchasing from a local bakery, but she ended up getting bread loaded with unhealthy ingredients! How can they call themselves a bakery when they are using ingredients like that?
And then I was making my dad a sandwich and I took out the jar of Hellman’s “Low Fat” mayo from the fridge. OMG. High fructose corn syrup? and a list of chemicals and additives so long I didn’t have time to read them all!
INGREDIENTS: WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH*, SOYBEAN OIL, VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP*, EGG WHITES, SALT, SUGAR, XANTHAN GUM*, LEMON AND LIME PEEL FIBERS*, COLORS ADDED*, LACTIC ACID*, (SODIUM BENZOATE*, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA) USED TO PROTECT QUALITY, PHOSPHORIC ACID*, NATURAL FLAVORS. GLUTEN-FREE.
*INGREDIENT NOT IN MAYONNAISE.
Does any of the above even resemble food? Not a chance! Oh and it’s only 15 calories. The consistency is so watery, it’s gross!
And my parents think they are doing a good thing by eating something that’s Light or Low Fat. They fell right into the “Big Food” marketing ploy that I have been complaining about for months! Low Fat/No Fat foods are full of chemicals. Eat REAL food!!!! Ugh!
I did mention something to her about the bread, but I didn’t want to keep nagging at her, so I didn’t mention anything about the mayo. That’ll be a lesson for next time perhaps. It’s sad because I know they are trying to eat healthier, but they just don’t know how bad the big food companies are.