I know my sweet One, but honest Helly, she says it's perfectly fine.
HFCS is one of the leading causes of diabetes (epidemic proportions now, seriously) outbreaks in this country. Read labels here and the stinking stuff is everywhere. I absolutely hate our laws that allow for the type of advertizing that is currently going on. There are commercials that DEFEND and push the use of that stuff! Total irresponsibility. Of course anyone who "learns" from commercials is a bit mistaken, but there is strong statistical evidence that the info that we are bombarded with via the television (and other forms of continuous media) DOES change our concept of things.
Becca, your predicament is so valid. We need to be teaching our children to eat properly, train their taste buds (and brains!) to want the fresh, clean, natural flavors and not the processed nasty stuff. I completely understand the need to avoid waste. I think we all do (is it that lingering effect of the Depression babies??? ) but we need to weight the short term immediate waste (say tossing some sodas ) against the long term cost of health care for the issues the consumption of the unhealthy product may produce.
Jaysus, I must have woken up cock-eyed this morning eh? Sorry folks, didn't mean to natter on forever. (I'm just a tiny bit passionate about the topic).