Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover - Names for Sugar

June 01, 2009Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover Competency # 11 Sugar Reference: Google: “Names for Sugar” Sugar.  We love sugar.  Our tongues have  receptors for sugar.  Our brain puts out endorphins when we eat sugar.  Throughout our evolution, sweet meant valuable nutrition that was safe to gorge on.  Now, in the twenty first century, sweet is our downfall.  We are all addicted to it.  When we get it, we gorge on it.  We all know that sugar is a problem.  Our food manufacturers know that we are watching. Here is where it gets tricky.  Law requires that processed foods have a label on them that list their ingredients in order of content.  If sugar is the most abundant ingredient, it must be listed first.   Then, you, the savvy shopper, would not buy it.  Let’s pull off some sleight of hand.  Let’s fool you, knowing that you really want to be fooled anyways.  Let’s put sugar into many different forms, and list each of the forms separately.   They are all still sugar, glucose and fructose combined together.  It gets to be kind of fun.  Here are the 56 names I’ve found so far for sugar.  Fifty ways…
  1. 1.Barley malt
2.Barbados sugar 3.Beet sugar 4.Brown sugar 5.Buttered syrup 6.Cane juice 7.Cane sugar 8.Caramel 9.Corn syrup 10.Corn syrup solids 11.Confectioner’s sugar 12.Carob syrup 13.Castor sugar 14.Date sugar 15.Dehydrated cane juice 16.Demerara sugar 17.Dextran 18.Dextrose 19.Diastatic malt 20.Diatase 21.Ethyl maltol 22.Free Flowing Brown Sugars 23.Fructose 24.Fruit juice 25.Fruit juice concentrate 26.Galactose 27.Glucose 28.Glucose solids 29.Golden sugar 30.Golden syrup 31.Grape sugar 32.HCFS 33.Honey 34.Icing sugar 35.Invert sugar 36.Lactose 37.Malt 38.Maltodextrin 39.Maltose 40.Malt syrup 41.Mannitol 42.Maple syrup 43.Molasses 44.Muscovado 45.Panocha 46.Powdered Sugar 47.Raw sugar 48.Refiner’s syrup 49.Rice syrup 50.Sorbitol 51.Sorghum syrup 52.Sucrose 53.Sugar (granulated) 54.Treacle 55.Turbinado sugar 56.Yellow sugar There are more! WWW:  What Will Work for Me?  Alarm, alarm!  You are being lied to.  Give me a break.  Turn it around and have some fun.  Look at your next “Fiber Bar” and see how many forms of sugar you can find.  If there are more than three, DON’T eat it.  It’s mostly sugar.  And your lover is lying to you.  Toss it.  Have an apple. Eve may be a fallen angel, but she offered you a sweet apple, and it is better for you.