But some of the stuff they put in soda isn't HFCS, it's RHFCS — really high-fructose corn syrup.
High-fructose corn syrup is often singled out as Food Enemy No. 1 because it has become ubiquitous in processed foods during about the past 30 years — a period that coincides with a steep rise in obesity. One of the primary sources of high-fructose corn syrup in the American diet is soda. In fact, many public health advocates refer to soda as "liquid candy."
High-fructose corn syrup in soda has much more fructose than advertised, study finds
That nickname is more apt than advocates realized, according to a study published online in October by the journal Obesity.