My DH stopped on his way home from work last night to buy an ingredient for a cookie he wanted to make...well, while he was there he decided to get the kids a little treat. He came home with a sugar-free version of a popular pudding snack cup found in the refrigerated section (hint the name starts with a J). I tried a bite and didn't care for it to which my husband acussed me of not liking thing that were 'good for me'. Being sugar-free was what was purported to make it 'good for me'. I read the following list of ingredients to him after he made said statement:
Water, xylitol, modified food starch, cocoa processed with alkali, milk protein concentrate, contains less than 1.5% of hydrogenated vegetable oil (coconut and palm kernel oils), salt, sodium stearoyl, lactylate (for smooth texture), calcium phosphate, carob been gum, sodium alginate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, natural and artificial flavor, artificial color.
Good for me? Hmmmm....I think not! Thankfully, he agreed, and also agreed to never bring said item home again! Hopefully, he will also read the label on the next treat he decides to bring home.
Oh, and the homemade cookies he fixed with real ingredients out of our refrigerator and pantry? Delicious!
Date Pecan Bars
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup each chopped dates and pecans
Combine all ingredients. Spread in a 9 x 11 pan (we used a 9x9). Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.