HENDERSON, NEVADA -- After 40 years of drinking my favorite beverage (Pepsi), I now have to give it up. When high fructose corn syrup was substituted for real sugar, I began to gain weight. Then my blood sugar levels became erratic. At first, I couldn't figure out why. I wasn't eating, drinking, or doing anything any different. I was unaware that the formula for Pepsi syrup had been changed. The public was not informed by the Company. Now some of the bottles say "sugar or high fructose corn syrup". It is highly important that the public know which one it is! These two ingredients are not the same. They react extremely differently in the human body.
I am not reacting to the many controversial reports on HFC, but to the fact that since I have discontinued drinking Pepsi (and all other drinks containing HFC) my weight is back down and my body is getting back to my norm. Diet drinks are not an option, since chemical sweeteners are unacceptable. PLEASE PUT THE REAL SUGAR BACK IN THE FORMULA!!!