Finding ‘Real’ Jelly

by Jennifer on February 1, 2010

I have found that it is quite difficult to find an ‘real’ options for jelly at the grocery store. Jar after jar, I find the ingredients to be a fruit juice followed by High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). I know it is not necessary to have HFCS or modified stuff as I have found two choices at the local chain supermarket: Stop & Shop’s Nature’s Promise and FavOrit from Switzerland that was reasonably priced. I am sure you can also find some at natural foods stores or gourmet shops but really, why is that necessary? Here is an example from Smucker’s:

STRAWBERRY JUICE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID.

Shouldn’t it be composed of only the fruit, sugar and maybe a gelatin or pectin?

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