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Saturday Night Live Pokes Fun At High Fructose Corn Syrup

by Erika Nicole Kendall

Now, I’ve tackled these stupid commercials before and how frustrating they are before… but the way SNL pokes fun at them kinda takes the cake… the high-fructose-corn-syrup-laden-twinkie-cake, for that matter.

Check it out! My favorites?

“Please visit our website and no other websites.”

“It’s made from corn… it’s natural enough…”

Sounds an awful lot like the commercials we see every day to me. LOL

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Ecila March 14, 2011 - 11:48 AM

LOL that was great. It makes me chuckle how America makes things that are truly bad for us not bad if its consume in “moderation… it’s all in “moderation”….SMH… know the facts, do some research, and find information on your own and don’t depend on commercials like these

FYI: corn syrup is used in most processed food because its a cheap alternative (via “Food Inc”) Great documentary

Ethel November 12, 2011 - 1:59 PM


Jeannine March 14, 2011 - 12:26 PM

I was rolling when I saw that!!!! The best part was her overweight daughter all high on the stuff! Hilarious!

Curlstar March 14, 2011 - 12:37 PM

Trust SCIENTISTS or stay at home mom Sheila who’s having wine @ 10am (do we really need to trust scientists on processed foods?)…..meanwhile it looks like the daughter grew out of everything! LOL

Ruth March 14, 2011 - 5:00 PM

Unfortunately, I can’t view the video, here in JA. Ah well….

lola gets March 15, 2011 - 1:53 AM

That was too funny! I do have a sweet tooth, but Im mindful of products that have HFC in them and limit my consumption of those foods. For example, I dont eat yogurt or granola bars with HFC, but sometimes I will drink a soda! (I know, I know, Im working on it, lol)


DaniBel March 15, 2011 - 10:34 AM

That was funny. What’s not funny is that HFCS is everyfreakinwhere. I was looking at a salad dressing label yesterday. Salad Dressing. There it was right behind the oil and dehydrated onions. SMDH.

Green Afro Diva March 16, 2011 - 1:27 PM

The HFCS lobby is pissed at the public and other companies for switching over to cane sugar, stevia, and other non corn syrup products. They are losing profits and want to “educate” the public about the real “benefits” of HFCS. I always though that those commercials were a joke to begin with and an insult to my intelligence.

Tiffany October 17, 2011 - 11:38 AM

That was funny! “It’s natural, enough” What’s a shame is that the stuff is in EVERYTHING. I was at the grocery store yesterday and don’t know how much time I spent looking for a loaf of bread that did not have HFCS in it. And this was the 100% whole wheat or multi-grain bread- the one’s that are supposed to be good for you. And then there were the labels that displayed “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” prominently on the front and turn it over to read the ingredients and #2 is sugar!! That’s not any better…smdh

Vana July 1, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Funny but that stuff is in everything. It’s used to keep profit up because it’s cheap. Eat whole food, sistas!

Carol January 12, 2013 - 3:27 PM

Dear Erika

Firstly I am a big fan of your blog. I don’t think I have ever commented here before but I just had to after seeing this commercial. I don’t live in the US, I am from Europe and live in Belgium and I just find it extraordinary that the corn association are allowed show this original commercial. I love the parody that SNL do but I just can’t believe that the original version was allowed. It’s like poppy growers advertising heroin which is fine in moderation…oh woops it isn’t! This commercial has made me truly thankful of the European Parliament which has strict laws on European food content and advertising standards. Of course products sold here also have HFCS but it is not possible to air misleading commercials on the health/safety of the product.

K-T May 16, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Hey, my name is K-T and I love nutrition. Yo Erika, whats —-

Editor’s note: Please don’t insult my intelligence or my readership. Speak like you’ve got some sense, or stay out of my comments. Seriously.

K-T May 16, 2013 - 11:07 AM

scuse me… All I said was true facts! Prove me wrong, im hear to learn!

Erika Nicole Kendall May 16, 2013 - 11:16 AM

You didn’t say anything I haven’t said before, and you said it in a way that implies, like a scumbag, that the only language understood here is broken English.

Did I BLOG in broken English? Is my comment section full of broken English?

You mean to tell me that you know about denovogluconeogenesis, but you don’t know that sugar has an “r” on the end? “…u gals is?” Bye.

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