Don’t worry I won’t make this a habit. But I just have to rant a bit…
I went to buy the ingredients for this delicious recipe to use up egg whites.
Specifically I needed to get chocolate extract. Chocolate extract – seems simple enough? But of course I have become addicted to label reading/checking. I don’t even remember the last time I bought something without reading and obsessing over the ingredients (unless it was just simply something I KNEW was bad and was going to get it anyways).
And what was in EVERY single chocolate extract my local health food store carried?
wait for it…..
For those of you unfamiliar with the dark side to this “healthy” sweetener that is hitting the shelves of almost every supermarket today, this is a good read.
My favorite fact is this one:
The fructose in agave is not L-fructose which is the primary fructose molecule in fruit or honey. Rather, it is D-fructose which is a reverse isomer with reverse polarity to the small amounts of natural D-fructose found in fruits. Alarmingly, this means that the D-fructose in agave is not recognized by the human body as are natural forms of fructose that are used for energy utilization. Instead, the unnatural form of D-fructose in agave primarily raises triglyceride levels and increases adipose (fat) tissue.
Well guess what, I walked out without any chocolate extract. And you know what, the cookies turned out delicious without it! 🙂 Added just a bit of cinnamon for some extra flavor.
Are you a notorious label reader?