Meaning High fructose corn syrup
Type Acronym
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Usage General (not just online)

High fructose corn syrup is a natural sweetener made from corn. It is commonly used to add a sweet flavor to food and beverages. HFCS contains similar amounts of glucose and fructose as table sugar and honey and is absorbed the same way in the body.

Example "I've been trying to reduce my HFCS intake so I don't become a diabetic."
Updated May 23, 2014