It's a growing trend: Ditch High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for something consumers THINK is healthier. From Pepperidge Farm breads to Keebler Sandies Cookies, major food companies are falling for the food fad.
Starbucks is the latest adopter. According to Reuters, the ubiquitous coffee chain will offer HFCS-free bakery goods as part of its "Real Food. Simply Delicious Campaign" starting June 30.
But here's the real skinny: Experts have found there's little nutritional difference between table sugar and HFCS.
And what about all those calories?
"An apple fritter is an apple fritter." says the Center for Consumer Freedom. And even if the HFCS is replaced with another sweetener -- it still has 420 calories and 20 grams of fat.
And that may make it too tough to swallow.