I typically purchase Pepperidge Farm whole wheat bread for my children and husband. The smooth texture variety. I have always been careful to read labels where my kids are concerned because there are several things I don't give them--least of which is high fructose corn syrup. PF bread I KNOW hasn't had it in the past on the variety I buy. (I know SOME of the PF breads do have it as an ingredient).
Anyhoo, yesterday at the market I noticed it was on sale for $2.50 a loaf which is very cheap--usually I pay either $3.29 or $3.49. I picked up a couple of loaves and out of habit went right for the ingredient label. IT NOW HAS HFCS! What the ****???
Also, just a couple of weeks ago I went to re-purchase Ovaltine. I haven't bought it in several months. I noticed both red and blue food coloring has been added to it! I ended up making them choc. milk from Hershey cocoa and reduced amount of sugar. Anyone have a "fill in" for Ovaltine that isn't awful for kids? I would rather NOT purchase pre-made choc. milk. I would like to find a syrup or powder add in.
Anyone else notice the shift of ingredients in their items? Please tell me what they are so I can be on the lookout.
Also, any suggestions for mainstream whole wheat breads without bad stuff in it. My kids like smooth textures--so things like Ezekiel bread, etc. won't work. I don't want to bake my own! I already spend 1/2 my life in the kitchen!