I’m not always at the grocery store and often times when I am at the grocery store, it’s a quick dart in and out. Sometimes, I get to roam around in the aisles. I love roaming those aisles. I look for new products, I read labels, I compare, I ‘ooh’ and I ‘oh’ and I ‘eep’. Who knew you could do so much while roaming the aisles.
A little while back I noticed this little jar at my local grocery store: Map-o-Spread. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t and I was definitely intrigued so I picked it up and took a closer look. Map-o-Spread, composed sugar spread.
What does that mean?
I had no idea so I took an even closer look and read the ingredients list. Map-o-Spread is made with the following ingredients: sugar, glucose, water, artificial flavour, canola oil, agar, potassium sorbate, colour.
Um…it’s called Map-o-Spread, right? Where’s the ‘map’ in that list of ingredients? I have no clue.
I read a little more on the label and apparently Map-o-Spread is supposed to be really yummy on toast, pancakes, ice cream and could even be used as a cake icing. Okay..that works, I guess. I guess it’s supposed to be like a sweet spread of some sort to go on top of bread and that sort of thing. The only thing is, it’s got all that STUFF in it.
Am I really going to eat THAT?
Given our family’s focus to eat a little healthier, we look to spreads like almond butter, honey, real maple syrup, organic peanut butter, coconut butter, real grape jam, and other goodies when we want an extra punch on our pancakes, toasts, and whatnot.
Needless to say, the Map-o-Spread stayed on the shelf as I continued to roam further along in the aisle. There’s no doubt, I’m sure it tastes delicious. LOTS of foods taste delicious but it doesn’t mean I have to buy them all.
p.s. I tried to find their official website but didn’t come up with anything. Sorry!
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