Smucker’s wants to simplify our life with Uncrustables:
“At Smucker’s, we know how busy your life has become … so we created a few more ways to help make your life simple again.”
Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about the ingredient list in this peanut butter and jelly sandwich for kids. The problem with this “food product”, aside from the insulting insinuation that making a sandwich is complex or beyond our time management skills, is its ghastly ingredient list:
bread: unbleached whole wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of: salt, dough conditioners (distilled monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, enzymes [with amylase, lipase, ascorbic acid, calcium peroxide, azodicarbonamide, wheat starch]), yeast, peanut butter: peanuts, dextrose, sugar, mono and diglycerides (palm and/or soybean oil), contains 2% or less of: fully hydrogenated vegetable oils (soybean and/or cottonseed and/or rapeseed), salt, molasses, strawberry jam: strawberries, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, contains 2% or less of: pectin, citric acid, potassium sorbate (preservative).
We highlighted in bold all the questionable ingredients, including trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils, azodicarbonamide which can cause allergic and respiratory reactions, and other treats.
Bottom line: Making a sandwich with higher quality ingredients is not that hard, is it?