Happy high fructose corn syrup high holy day

From a piece in The New York Times comes this gem from Michael Pollan, author of The Ominvore’s Dilemma, in response to the question “What did you most want when trick-or-treating as a child?”

I well remember my disgust whenever someone offered me a homemade brownie or, worst of all, an apple. Halloween is the high holy day of high fructose corn syrup. And if we can keep it to one or two such days, why not?

Who else but the man who wrote the definitive story of corn would go straight for the high fructose corn syrup angle?


A story in the Los Angeles Times calls the sugar high — or, more appropriately, the high fructose corn syrup high — a myth. This runs contrary to anecdotal evidence I could cite, but the scientists probably know what they’re talking about.