Corn Syrup (1875); High-Fructose Corn Syrup (1973)

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Mon Feb 3 06:11:02 UTC 2003

   "Corn syrup" and "high fructose corn syrup" are not ordered much at restaurants, but they're in many foods.
   OED and Merriam-Webster have "corn syrup" from 1903, but that's merely when "Karo corn syrup" came on the scene.

   September 1875, MANUFACTURER AND BUILDER (Making of America-Cornell database), pg. 203:
   Among the imported articles which can be manufactured much cheaper in the United States than in Europe is corn syrup, or so-called glucose.  Ten years ago this syrup was unknown in this country.

   26 October 1973, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 63:
   The gain reflected worldwide growth for its (Standard Brands--ed.) grocery products, strong demand for Isomerose high-fructose corn syrup,...

   8 August 1974, WALL STREET JOURNAL, pg. 20:
_Use of Corn Syrup_
_As Sugar Substitute_
_In Soft Drinks Set_

(OT on "fisking":  I noticed blogger Andrew Sullivan title a piece with that and was going to get to it, but I've been occupied!--ed.)

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