We added a bunch of sugar, but please don’t pay attention to it.
“Naturally Sweetened” is just another way of saying – We added a bunch of sugar, but please don’t pay attention to it. I’ll abstain from my rant about use of the word “natural” on food products…for now.
Foods that are oh-so pretty and perfect and naturally sweetened will likely contain one of the following: brown rice syrup, dates (or date paste), maple syrup, honey, or dried cane syrup to name a few.
Bottom line – it doesn’t matter where the sugar comes from or how natural it is – it’s still SUGAR. Don’t fall for it. Opt for products that say “No Added Sugar” instead.