December 5, 2011

Nogged Off

America's Favorite Hometown Dairy, Garelick Farms, adds good old fashioned high fructose corn syrup to its egg nog, so that every year I'm torn between choosing local or choosing organic.

It's an insult to hardworking heifers everywhere.

I sent Garelick an email and asked the company to take the HFCS out of its nog. I know many, many mamas who'd be happy to buy local. They wrote back to say that they cannot accept product ideas from consumers.

What? Whom are they trying to please if not consumers? Their pocketbooks, maybe.

I don't want to rant about a local company. Like my children, I encourage them to make good choices. Unlike my children, I'm not required to give them my love when they make poor choices.

I know it's too late for this holiday season, but here's my mini campaign: If you are a New Englander, please ask Garelick Farms to remove high fructose corn syrup from its nog-- and all products, for that matter. Here's the handy dandy link.

If there are enough requests, maybe we'll return to the holidays of yesteryear when we worried only  about the state of our thighs.


Lisa Ahn said...

Done!(yum, egg nog!!)

Crunchy Mama said...

me too! I mean about sending them a request and the yum part too!