WTF is up with the sugar content in desserts lately?

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    Aug 28, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
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    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the sugar content in desserts has increased dramatically lately? I used to could pop in a coffee shop and have a small muffin or cookie and enjoy it, but now I normally take one bite and have to spit it in a napkin. For example, carrot cake, which is supposed to be not very sweet at all, is now so sweet I can't stand it. My mom always explained to me that the recipe gets it's sugar from the natural sweetness of the carrots. Who are they catering this disgustingly sweet crap to? Five year olds? I don't eat this stuff very often now so maybe my taste buds are more sensitive to sweets (which is probably a good thing), but I can't believe that's the sole reason.
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    Aug 28, 2013 8:12 PM GMT
    Probably society has been conditioned to like high fructose corn syrup instead of real sugar. I never realized how sweet HFCS was until I tried soda with real sugar. Bought a bottle of Mexican Coke and it wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be. Then I tried regular Coke and the sweetness really hits ya.
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    Aug 28, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    The great advantage of high fructose corn syrup to the food manufacturers is it`s much sweeter than sucrose and a fraction of the cost.

    It`s in most processed foods in abundance!
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    Aug 28, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, but even many of the local coffee houses have overly sweet pastries now and they don't buy from big companies. Many of them make them in-house.
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    Aug 28, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Carrot cake was my fav. Haven't found a good gluton free one yet. Im trying to go sugar free, apparently I'm sweet enough. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    I know what you mean so many times I get an urge to have a sweet treat with my coffee, mostly I take a bite and chuck the rest.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
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    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the sugar content in desserts has increased dramatically lately? I used to could pop in a coffee shop and have a small muffin or cookie and enjoy it, but now I normally take one bite and have to spit it in a napkin. For example, carrot cake, which is supposed to be not very sweet at all, is now so sweet I can't stand it. My mom always explained to me that the recipe gets it's sugar from the natural sweetness of the carrots. Who are they catering this disgustingly sweet crap to? Five year olds? I don't eat this stuff very often now so maybe my taste buds are more sensitive to sweets (which is probably a good thing), but I can't believe that's the sole reason.


    Sugar is the devil - Jackie Warner
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidCarrot cake was my fav. Haven't found a good gluton free one yet. Im trying to go sugar free, apparently I'm sweet enough. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I think "sweets from the earth" make a gluten free carrot cake.

    http://www.sweetsfromtheearth.com/
  • LJay

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    Aug 29, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    Scruffypup, I think there may be some sort of change in taste that happens. I do notice that since I have tried to stay away from sweets to help with my diabetes, that some things are just intolerable any more.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    You're getting OLDER.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    Sugar content has increased as well as other modified crap that is being put into our food supply. It's all part of the new world order.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    Nouveau_Debut saidSugar content has increased as well as other modified crap that is being put into our food supply. It's all part of the new world order.


    If that's the master plan to control humanity, it's pretty lame.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
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    Nouveau_Debut saidSugar content has increased as well as other modified crap that is being put into our food supply. It's all part of the new world order.


    If that's the master plan to control humanity, it's pretty lame.


    Ah, but you're not looking at the overall meaning to what I said. Control is way more than just forcing people to do things against their will. The overall control here means eliminating millions of people to decrease the world population which is way at the top of the new world order to do list. What better way to do this than to corrupt millions of people's health by polluting the food supply and then making it pretty much impossible for them to get medical help because of the healthcare system that we're forced to live withicon_idea.gif.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    It's so true. What kills me is sugar on popcorn. Totally not necessary but the formula for obesity.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Nothing new about this. It's a well-known fact: add more sugar to anything and people will buy more. It's been tested over and over and over. McDonalds, for one, often test-markets products that contain real fruit instead of sugar. They are always failures - nobody buys them.

    Just like rats in a cage.
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    Aug 29, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidNothing new about this. It's a well-known fact: add more sugar to anything and people will buy more.

    +1

    What rock has the original poster been living under?
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    Aug 29, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    I've always preferred european or Japanese desserts. They use less sugar, more subtle and sometimes use liquor. American desserts are death traps.