I've never had an egg cream though I've seen them made on the television a few times over the years. Sounds interesting. I'd like to try one.
And yes, not only should you avoid HFCS but processed sugar too. I always and only use organic cane sugar or organic raw honey. Both of which actually do have some health benefits too them - and are hella tastier anyway.
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