I couldn't help but notice a big label on the front of my bottle of Log Cabin Original Syrup that it announced "No High Fructose Corn Syrup" with "No" underlined. I'm not an expert on corn syrup except that I know that Coca-Cola made with cane sugar tastes better and is less sticky than when it's made with HFCS (e.g. Mexican Coke). But having noticed this bold proclamation on the syrup bottle, I turned the bottle around and looked at the ingredient list. I'm thinking they decided to make this syrup with pure cane sugar. Hooray! Um, no. The FIRST ingredient on this HFCS Free product was...you guessed it. CORN SYRUP!!! Um.... It turns out that while high fructose corn syrup is also corn syrup, apparently corn syrup is not high fructose corn syrup. This is to say that the HFCS is treated with enzymes to produce fructose and thus a sweeter syrup than plain old regular corn syrup. Basically, the regular stuff isn't sweet enough to be used in soda, for example. But to me, the idea of actually advertising that a product isn't using HFCS implies it's getting away from "corn" and going back to refined cane sugar (again, hooray!), but NOPE. It just means they hope you'll THINK that and not examine the ingredient list where to me corn is corn is corn and I don't give a flying hoot if it has more fructose (fruit sugar) in it or not, it's STILL corn syrup and *NOT* SUCROSE (refined cane or beet sugar). Now who cares if a syrup is more "syrupy" (unlike in Coca-Cola, for example where a clean finish is preferable, IMO), but apparently this is becoming the new TREND in advertising to mislead you into thinking "bad corn syrup" (some studies suggest HFCS in particular can cause obesity since it's more easily absorbed than complex sugars like sucrose) is being replaced with something better. But in the end corn syrup is still corn syrup and definitely not 'the real thing.' Neither is Coke made with it. It's not real. It's corny.