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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No HFCS Chocolate Syrup!! And A Success Story

First let's start with chocolate syrup. Haven't we all always used Hershey's chocolate syrup for chocolate milk? And then felt guilty after drinking two glasses and seeing the ingredient list?
Oops wait is that just me?
Most chocolate syrups contain HFCS or High Fructose Corn Syrup. This makes me hurt. And quite frankly I don't see why they put it in there if you can make the real stuff without it?
Try this syrup you won't be disappointed.

Chocolate syrup
Recipe from Washington Post.

1 c. Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. Granulated sugar
1 c. Cold water
1/4 t. Salt
2-3 t. Vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan whisk cocoa and sugar until the lumps are gone. Add the water and salt and mix well with whisk. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Keep boiling until thick.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool add vanilla.

Now see wasn't that easy? Go reward yourself for making HFCS free syrup with two glasses of chocolate milk:).
Now on to my success! Today is High Five Friday!
Please check out Meg's Post (the one who came up with the idea) to take part in the success(?) Fest.
A part of this challenge is to find something you accomplished during the week that you felt good about completing. That you would give yourself a high five for. So this is what I would give myself a high five for:
This is my free hand swan pond picture I did for my first exam in art-drawing animals. I was really happy with how it came out.
so what did you accomplish this week?


  1. beautiful picture darling :D xoxoxoxoxo thanks for sharing :) and linking up ;)

  2. Thank you so much for taking part in High Five Friday, girl! That makes me so happy :) you are so sweet! And I love your drawing <3 it's aboslutely amazing! Be proud of yourself, hun xo

    1. Thanks! And thank you for coming up with the idea! It really makes us look for the good in us!