As a huge peanut butter and jelly addict, I fell in love with Questbar after the first bite. A friend introduced it to me a while ago, and I decided to buy a box of a dozen while shopping for other health supplements on I was impressed when I read the label – ‘No Sugar or Sugar Alcohols Used‘.

Lets not kid ourselves. Sugar-free peanut butter and jelly protein bar? That’s about as far fetched as a healthy cheese dog.  I read the ingredients on the back of the label (should’ve done that before…) and noticed that there was indeed SUGAR in the protein bar, except it’s named Sucralose. it’s really just another word for sugar. In other words, despite the deceptive labeling, the primary ingredient for my snack bar was none other than sugar.

Check your food label! Here are 45 food ingredients that are really just sugar in disguise:

1.   Barley malt
2.   Beet sugar
3.   Brown sugar
4.   High fructose corn syrup
5.   Corn sugar
6.   Cane sugar
7.   Corn syrup
8.   Brown rice syrup
9.   Cane-juice crystals
10. Carob syrup
11.  Yellow sugar
12. Date sugar
13. Dextran.
14. Dextros
15. Diatase
16. Diastatic malt
17. Levulose
18. Ethyl maltol
19. Fructose
20. Glucose
21. Grape sugar
22. Fruit juice
23. Maltose
24. Maltodextrin
25. Honey
26. Fruit juice concentrate
27. Raw sugar
28. Sucrose
29. Sorbitol
30. Molasses
31. Mannitol
32. Demerara sugar
33. Galactose
34. Maple syrup
35. Panocha
36. Powdered sugar
37. Confectioner’s sugar
38. Treacle
39. Turbinado sugar
40. Caramel
41. Ethyl maltol.
42. Treacle.
43. Sorghum syrup.
44. Muscovado sugar.
45. Agave.

Labels tend to be very tricky and manufactures go to great lengths to make their products seem healthier. If you see any of the above ingredients, know that that it’s just another name for sugar.


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