Corn Syrup is used in a lot of recipes, but it may not be something that you buy all that often.
To make matters worse, finding it in the grocery store can be a little bit of a challenge.
Thankfully, most grocery stores tend to stock it in the same places. So if you know where to look, you should be able to find it easily!
In this article, we’ll go over where to find corn syrup, what brands are best, as well as some other useful information about using corn syrup as an ingredient.
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Corn Syrup In?
Corn syrup can usually be found in the baking aisle, near other baking ingredients such as flour and molasses.
However, some grocery stores stock corn syrup in a different area.
If it’s not in the baking aisle, try looking in the cereal aisle near the maple syrup. It can also be found near the sugar and other sweeteners, or even in the condiments aisle if your grocery store stocks syrups there.
Most of the time however, it is best to start your search near the baking aisle. Of course, if you’re in a hurry or you can’t find it, doesn’t hesitate to ask a store employee for assistance.
They are experts at their store’s layout, and should be able to help you find what you’re looking for!
What Stores Sell Corn Syrup?
Thankfully, most grocery stores sell at least one brand of corn syrup.
Below, you’ll find a full list of what brands are carried by each store. This way, if you have a preference, you will be able to shop at the store that offers it.
- Walmart: Great Value, Karo, Golden Barrel, Wholesome Sweeteners
- Costco: None listed
- Wegmans: Karo
- Whole Foods: None listed
- Walgreens: None listed
- Safeway: Karo, Log Cabin
- Publix: Karo
- Meijer: Meijer, Karo
- Kroger: Kroger, Karo, Wholesome Sweeteners
- Target: Karo, Market Pantry,
What Are The Best Corn Syrup Brands?
Unfortunately, the people we surveyed did not really have much of a brand preference when it comes to corn syrup, and instead bought whatever was available at the store.
However, online shoppers seem to favor the Karo brand of corn syrup due to its wide availability, flavor, and great price.
That being said, many shoppers feel that the private label / store brands (such as Walmart’s ‘Great Value’ corn syrup) is just as great as the more prominent brands, so you shouldn’t feel like you’re missing out if you decide to go with a cheaper option.
Of course, if corn syrup is something you plan on using with many dishes, it may be worth experimenting to find out what tastes better to you.
Where Is Corn Syrup In Walmart?
Considering how large Walmart is (especially at their Supercenter stores), finding corn syrup can be a bit of a challenge!
Thankfully, Walmart has come up with a genius solution to this problem – their mobile app.
Using their mobile app, all you have to do is type ‘corn syrup’ into the search bar, and click through on one of the items.
Once the page has loaded, scroll down to get to some of the details.
You can see in the picture above below the pickup information, there is a piece of text that says ‘Aisle A15’. This means at my Walmart, this corn syrup product can be found in aisle 15.
The Walmart app tailors itself to your specific Walmart, and automatically updates to show the item locations for your specific store.
So, it’s worth downloading it to try it out!
Why Is Corn Syrup In Everything?
Corn syrup is a food additive made from corn starch. It’s used to sweeten food and beverages and to keep them fresh. It’s also used in some processed foods as a thickener or to keep them moist.
Corn syrup is made by breaking down corn starch into glucose, a simple sugar. Glucose is then converted into fructose, another simple sugar. Fructose is sweeter than glucose, so it’s often used to sweeten food and beverages.
Corn syrup has been used in food for centuries. It was first used in the United States in the early 1800s. Today, corn syrup is used in a wide variety of foods, including candy, cookies, cakes, sodas, and fruit juices.
Some people are concerned about the health effects of corn syrup. Some studies have linked corn syrup to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. However, it’s important to note that these studies have not definitively proven that corn syrup is worse than other similar sweeteners.
If you’re concerned about the health effects of corn syrup, you can avoid it by reading food labels and avoiding processed foods. You can also find alternatives to corn syrup, which will be listed below.
What Are Some Corn Syrup Alternatives?
If you’re looking for a corn syrup alternative, there are several options available. Honey, agave nectar, and brown rice syrup are all possible substitutes.
You can also use fruit juices or molasses as a corn syrup substitute in some recipes.
Keep in mind that corn syrup alternatives will usually change the flavor of your recipe slightly. experiment until you find a substitution that you like.
Most commonly, corn syrup is found in the baking aisle.
However, if you don’t find it there you should also look in the cereal or condiments aisle.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any questions about corn syrup, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister