May 22, 2013
The ideal thing to do would be to make the beans totally from scratch. Well...keepin' in real here - I don't make everything from scratch. *shock, I know*
I had been slated to bring baked beans to a picnic and was given strict instructions to double check the ingredients so that this friend would not throw up. A specific brand of pork and beans was even suggested.
Doing my duty, checking the back of said brand, low and behold, high fructose corn syrup was an ingredient! I called my friend and said, "The brand you suggested has corn syrup."
What? They didn't the last time I bought them.
So I started reading the backs of all the cans. Showboat brand was the only one I found that day that didn't have corn syrup in them.
It was the brand I bought that day and continue to buy (at Kroger). When I make baked beans now, I use this easy homemade BBQ sauce, some bacon and sauteed onions and green peppers. Almost always every last bean is eaten when I take them somewhere. Probably the only person that knows corn syrup is NOT in them is my friend who doesn't throw up.