FROM THE EDITOR YVONNE KERRR 16 27
TREAT YOURSELF RIGHTS & WRONGS
In her column this week, Amie Richardson pledges to break up with sugar. Then, in a really mean twist of fate, a few pages later (p16), we serve up three of the most decadent sugar-laden dessert recipes you could dream of, infused with all sorts of indulgent temptation, namely dark chocolate, cacao nibs and toffee. How nice of us!
This was not a premeditated conspiracy to sabotage Amie’s new sugar-free stance, I promise, but it does reflect the state of play when it comes to our favourite drug: sugar. It is all around us, and as soon as you vow to give it up, it’s right there in your face to taunt you. Even on the pages of the magazinee you write for (sorry Amie!).
I think we all have a love/hate relationship with sugar, of sorts. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, ot, sugar has now been demonised to the point where allll “good” food is either sugar-free or guilt-free or gluten-free or fat-free. This puts guilt, fat, gluten and sugar in the same naughty camp – eat sugar and you feel guilty. All this does is add fuel to the fire of the billion-dollar sugar advertising machine, pushing “healthy” breakfast cereals, “low sugar” yoghurt, “sugar-free” muesli bars with “natural” coconut sugar in them – so is that healthy or unhealthy? No wonder we’re so confused!
As a mother, it’s a minefield. Sugar is a tricky, sticky map to navigate with kids. But there’s no way my son is going to miss out on the treats I so fondly remember – licking chocolate cake mix out of the bowl and trips to Mr Whippy in summer. Page 5.
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