I am so right there with you, TBG!!! We've been buying Koepplinger's Natural Wheat 1 1/2# loaf for years (but it's the opposite of smooth!), and it was always sweetened with molasses. Lo and behold, they had a price drop and dammit, if they didn't put that HFCS in it. I hand-wrote a letter, and I sent an e-mail. Must have been one of many, because a month later it was back to the original recipe.
I still don't trust 'em, and read the label each time. Almost makes me wish I hadn't sold my breadmaker.