What is it with Australians and sugar ? A Queensland sugar cane crop that they have to use up, perhaps? Whatever the reason, sugar seems to be an essential ingredient of so many staples. Mayonnaise, for instance. I have combed the supermarket shelves to find one without it, but the best I could come up with was one containing honey instead. At the local food co-op, which specialises in organic and health food, I found fat-free mayonnaise, no-egg mayonnaise and non-dairy (soy) mayonnaise, but no sugarless mayonnaise. Guess I'll have to go back to making my own, easy enough but expensive as I'll have to buy a food processor first.
It's the same with peanut butter. Unsalted? Several choices, in both smooth and chunky. Reduced fat content? No problem. Sugar-free? Sorry, that would be un-Australian!
At least someone has seen the light when it comes to fruit juice. Twenty years ago, you couldn't get that either without added sugar, but now there seems to be a number of brands offering pure juice. Perhaps if I wait another generation, the other products will follow suit.