Many moms who are a part of Mom Central also felt as I do, and were appalled that a mom- and kid-focused group, (what Mom Central touts itself as) would dare present such an offer to them. Really it came as a slap in the face to some of the mom blogger community, and moms everywhere are standing up for their rights. A number of Mom Central reviewers are cutting ties with the marketing group because of this controversial move.
Now don't get me wrong. I don't avoid all HFCS. We try to eat healthy and clean but it doesn't always happen. What I don't like is when companies are shady about being bad for you and your family. Don't change your name, your logo, and your packaging and think that I'm not smart enough to notice, or tell my readers about it.
I believe that blog readers too need to inform themselves on what they're reading. Don't believe everything you read on someone's blog, and if your morals don't align with what that blog is saying find new blogs to read.
This mom blogger says to the world: We don't like to be duped, and in case you didn't know it, moms can be the most protective beings on the Earth. So don't underestimate us! You can call high fructose corn syrup whatever you wish, but please don't think that we all can be bought with a $50 gift certificate.
If anything good is to come from Mommy Bloggers vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup, I hope that CRA and other companies start realizing that mom bloggers really do have a voice and that some of us will fight for our causes tooth and nail. Perhaps it will even make some of us bloggers reconsider the choices we are making as we write future posts.