They’re full of S#&@R!

You know what’s fucked up about the food industry — specifically the sugar industry? Other then the obvious of developing overly processed foods, damaging the environment, and drug pedaling foodstuff we really don’t need…like chocolate covered crickets. Why does that exist? Is there a poor diabetic woodland colony that somehow randomly benefited from having their cricket supply dipped in confectionary? *Sigh*

What’s messed up and admittedly, annoyingly clever, about Big Sugar is its coding system. It’s their like 900 (number exaggerated) other words for sugar. Like what you would find on the lists of ingredients in some smoked salmon.

Yep, fucked up right? There is SUGAR in some smoked SALMON.

That’s probably why they don’t list sugar outright or else you’d be like why the fuck is there sugar in smoked salmon???

You know what they call it instead — cane extract. It’s literally the definition of sugar! It’s so blatant and yet so beautifully hidden. This guise is so effective because of the way our brains work. When you are reading the list of ingredients you are mostly likely scanning for S-U-G-A-R, so when your eyeballs glaze over the words “cane extract” your brain may not immediately recognize it as sugar even though it’s literally the definition of it. This may be because when we read, we recognize words as pictures. The word “cane” can immediately evoke a picture of a naturally occurring unchemically bamboo-like grass stalk and your brain goes that’s TOTALLY HEALTHY!

But it’s not. It pure deceit. Big Sugar trickery. Caramelized hoodwinks!

If you read the word “sugar,” that would most likely conjure up hourglass images of sweet white grainy death. Hence the need for candy-coating.

The point here is to be aware. Don’t lose in the dominoes game.

Here are other aliases or rather, street names, sweet swindlers might be pushing sugar as:

  • Anhydrous dextrose
  • Agave
  • Agave nectar
  • Cane juice
  • Cane juice solids
  • Carob syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Evaporated cane syrup
  • Fructose
  • Fructose crystals
  • Fruit juice crystals
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • Glucose syrup
  • Golden syrup
  • High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Honey
  • Invert syrup
  • King’s syrup
  • Lactose
  • Maple syrup
  • Maltose
  • Malt syrup
  • molasses
  • Muscovado
  • Nectar
  • Pancake syrup
  • Panocha
  • Refiners’ syrup
  • Sorghum
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle

This list is pretty long, so a quick way to spot sneaky sugar like suspects on a dark street corner is to look for the -ose suffix. When the word ends in -ose, you can bet it’s fucking sugar. Sneaky bastards.