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(Globe and Mail)   Old & Busted: Strategic Oil Reserve. New Hotness: Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 57
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2011-04-06 09:45:02 AM  
+1 for excellent use of tag.
 
2011-04-06 10:00:18 AM  

TheBitterest: +1 for excellent use of tag.


QFMFT.
 
2011-04-06 10:16:14 AM  
You Canadians just better hope we don't find ourselves with a sudden, massive syrup shortage.
 
2011-04-06 11:02:01 AM  
Tag wins!
 
2011-04-06 11:02:30 AM  
You're never gonna win with those thin bird lips you got there.
 
2011-04-06 11:02:35 AM  
All this syrup talk is making me antsy in the pantsy.
 
2011-04-06 11:05:28 AM  
Canada's most-cherished breakfast condiment

WTF? Do these people not put maple syrup on ice cream? Don't they brew with it?

Canada, you suck!
 
2011-04-06 11:06:46 AM  

TheBitterest: +1 for excellent use of tag.


came here to say that. beat me to it

/still.... +1 for unique use of tag :D
 
2011-04-06 11:07:28 AM  
I've got a half gallon of grade A dark amber in my cabinet as we speak. It was bottled a mere five miles from my house.

That ought to hold me for about a week.
 
2011-04-06 11:09:08 AM  

Sybarite: You Canadians just better hope we don't find ourselves with a sudden, massive syrup shortage.


Or what a 4th war (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now Canada) you can't win.

Adolf_Hilton: Canada's most-cherished breakfast condiment

WTF? Do these people not put maple syrup on ice cream? Don't they brew with it?

Canada, you suck!


We use it on everything, even your mom.
 
2011-04-06 11:09:48 AM  
Just wanted to make sure someone pony'd up the +1 for the tag.
 
2011-04-06 11:10:06 AM  
So when do we invade to get that sweet, sweet maple syrup liberate Canada from their oppressive leader?
 
2011-04-06 11:10:07 AM  
So, there's a secondary target when the US invades Canada for it's oil?
 
2011-04-06 11:10:15 AM  
"biatch, your pancakes look fine to me."
 
2011-04-06 11:11:05 AM  
As a Canadian living in the states, I would run past a naked hooker to spend my last dollars on real maple syrup. The light crude you call "table syrup" is an abomination unto the lord...

/"My English is not perfect, but I have to tell you, your syrup is like swill to us. Do I have that right? I am saying that only a swine would drink this..."
 
2011-04-06 11:13:18 AM  

Sybarite: You Canadians just better hope we don't find ourselves with a sudden, massive syrup shortage.


Come at us bro. We've got enough syrup to fill a giant moat along the border. Your tank treads will get all gummed up and your soldiers will all lose their teeth to rapid cavitization (yes I just made that word up) and suffer insta-diabetes (another original).
 
2011-04-06 11:14:30 AM  

patrick767: So when do we invade to get that sweet, sweet maple syrup liberate Canada from their oppressive leader?


NO BLOOD FOR SYRUP!
 
2011-04-06 11:15:37 AM  

Lith: Sybarite: You Canadians just better hope we don't find ourselves with a sudden, massive syrup shortage.

Or what a 4th war (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now Canada) you can't win.


No blood for syrup!
 
2011-04-06 11:16:23 AM  

physt: NO BLOOD FOR SYRUP!


TAP BABY TAP
 
2011-04-06 11:16:52 AM  
You guys just don't know the kind of damage Peak Syrup is going to do to the global economy.
 
2011-04-06 11:16:57 AM  

TheBitterest: +1 for excellent use of tag.


This. Pretty sweet.
 
2011-04-06 11:17:02 AM  
everyone knows the best stuff is the darker product. Look for "B" on the can or bottle.

however, maple butter is like effin' crack cocaine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_butter
 
2011-04-06 11:17:09 AM  
stephenjwilliams.com

Well played, Subby.
 
2011-04-06 11:17:10 AM  

physt: patrick767: So when do we invade to get that sweet, sweet maple syrup liberate Canada from their oppressive leader?

NO BLOOD FOR SYRUP!


Damn you!
 
2011-04-06 11:25:02 AM  
Most maple syrup is just high fructose corn syrup with artificial flavors and colors. But if you do get the opportunity to get the real thing, I highly recommend it.

farm5.static.flickr.com

It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.
 
2011-04-06 11:27:50 AM  

theknuckler_33: It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.


OK, maybe that price is only in the local 'country stores' up there where they rape the tourists. You can buy a quart bottle like that for $20 on-line plus shipping.
 
2011-04-06 11:29:24 AM  

miss diminutive: Sybarite: You Canadians just better hope we don't find ourselves with a sudden, massive syrup shortage.

Come at us bro. We've got enough syrup to fill a giant moat along the border. Your tank treads will get all gummed up and your soldiers will all lose their teeth to rapid cavitization (yes I just made that word up) and suffer insta-diabetes (another original).


If you're kind enough to fill a moat up along the border for us to siphon out of we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for agreeing to surrender ahead of time.
 
2011-04-06 11:33:48 AM  
We're your friends canadian people; just

give us that maple syrup; and we'll give

you these tasty pancakes. We'll call it

Syrup for Pancakes.
 
2011-04-06 11:34:42 AM  
lol farking Canada, I love you guys.
 
2011-04-06 11:36:06 AM  
A few years ago, syrup growers had the opposite problem:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4571982 (new window)
 
2011-04-06 11:36:10 AM  
theknuckler_33: Most maple syrup is just high fructose corn syrup

Then it's not "maple syrup".
 
2011-04-06 11:40:30 AM  

theknuckler_33: theknuckler_33: It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.

OK, maybe that price is only in the local 'country stores' up there where they rape the tourists. You can buy a quart bottle like that for $20 on-line plus shipping.


There are various reasons why a batch may come out less than perfect. Often times the temperature will be too high (temp needs to be 7 degrees above the area's boiling point based on altitude) resulting in a batch it is visibly darker with a slightly scorched. It's known as scrub.

We sell products made from scrub online.

/the more you know
 
2011-04-06 11:41:59 AM  

Lemmy Kilmister: everyone knows the best stuff is the darker product. Look for "B" on the can or bottle.

however, maple butter is like effin' crack cocaine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_butter


B? Are you high? That stuff's only fit for baking. Fancy is the way to go. B is what they sell to tourists because its taste is closer to Aunt Jemima.

You're right on the Maple Butter (which is usually called "Maple Cream" here) try it on a plain doughnut. Mmmmmm - doughnut!

Syrup on oatmeal is really good, too.

/Maple snob thread!
 
2011-04-06 11:42:47 AM  
This thread made be go to the fridge to pick up my "100% Pure Maple Spread" jar and a spoon.

/I am fat.
 
2011-04-06 11:43:52 AM  

dna_level_c: theknuckler_33: Most maple syrup is just high fructose corn syrup

Then it's not "maple syrup".


You're right. I never noticed that Log Cabin or Aunt Jemima just said 'syrup' on their label. The store brand in my cupboard now says "table syrup".
 
2011-04-06 11:45:40 AM  

theknuckler_33: But if you do get the opportunity to get the real thing, I highly recommend it.


That is not the real thing. New Hampshire or Vermont maple syrup is to Quebec maple syrup as sparkling wine is to Champagne.
 
2011-04-06 11:46:34 AM  

theknuckler_33: Most maple syrup is just high fructose corn syrup with artificial flavors and colors.


Are you sure it's still allowed to be called "Maple Syrup"? Maybe "Table Syrup"?

It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.

Even living in Quebec I don't find the stuff cheap, but it is good. :)

It's a fun thing to go to a cabane a sucre this time of year, if you get the opportunity, go!
 
2011-04-06 11:46:59 AM  

Adolf_Hilton: Canada's most-cherished breakfast condiment

WTF? Do these people not put maple syrup on ice cream? Don't they brew with it?

Canada, you suck!


Yes. Google Picaroon's Maple Cream Ale
 
2011-04-06 11:49:54 AM  

physt: theknuckler_33: theknuckler_33: It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.

OK, maybe that price is only in the local 'country stores' up there where they rape the tourists. You can buy a quart bottle like that for $20 on-line plus shipping.

There are various reasons why a batch may come out less than perfect. Often times the temperature will be too high (temp needs to be 7 degrees above the area's boiling point based on altitude) resulting in a batch it is visibly darker with a slightly scorched. It's known as scrub.

We sell products made from scrub online.

/the more you know


So, you are saying the stuff in the stores is (should be) better than the stuff you buy online even with the same name/packaging? That IS interesting.

I don't claim to be a maple syrup expert or anything, I just know I loves me some pure NH maple syrup. Sadly, my wife and daughter prefer the corn syrup stuff. :(
 
2011-04-06 11:52:34 AM  

illogic: theknuckler_33: But if you do get the opportunity to get the real thing, I highly recommend it.

That is not the real thing. New Hampshire or Vermont maple syrup is to Quebec maple syrup as sparkling wine is to Champagne.


Fair enough. But if you are like me and your choice is Log Cabin or the stuff I can get on my annual trip to NH... the NH stuff is 'the real thing' to me.

/It's still real to me, dammit!
 
2011-04-06 11:53:35 AM  
theknuckler_33
I don't claim to be a maple syrup expert or anything, I just know I loves me some pure NH maple syrup. Sadly, my wife and daughter prefer the corn syrup stuff. :(

Divorce.
 
2011-04-06 11:55:24 AM  

Porous Horace: Are you sure it's still allowed to be called "Maple Syrup"? Maybe "Table Syrup"?


No, they can't. That was my mistake. I have two bottles in my cupboard now and one just says "syrup", the other "table syrup". My bad.

It's a fun thing to go to a cabane a sucre this time of year, if you get the opportunity, go!

That would be cool. Sadly, the lakes region of New Hampshire in August each year is about as far north as I ever get.

/southeastern, Pa.
 
2011-04-06 11:58:07 AM  

patrick767: theknuckler_33
I don't claim to be a maple syrup expert or anything, I just know I loves me some pure NH maple syrup. Sadly, my wife and daughter prefer the corn syrup stuff. :(

Divorce.


LOL. It's not that bad really. We get a bottle every year when we visit my in-laws in NH and it ends up being my personal stash. I don't actually eat waffles/pancakes all that much and I can't see myself putting it on ice cream (although putting it in oatmeal sounds good), so it lasts pretty long.
 
2011-04-06 12:00:21 PM  

hogans: I've got a half gallon of grade A dark amber in my cabinet as we speak. It was bottled a mere five miles from my house.

That ought to hold me for about a week.


I've got two gallons of grade A fancy in my pantry that I helped to boil two miles from my house. I WIN!

/Vermonter
//My syrup is better than yours
 
2011-04-06 12:00:58 PM  
Oh, and I got it for free.
 
2011-04-06 12:05:08 PM  

Zap_Rowsdower: hogans: I've got a half gallon of grade A dark amber in my cabinet as we speak. It was bottled a mere five miles from my house.

That ought to hold me for about a week.

I've got two gallons of grade A fancy in my pantry that I helped to boil two miles from my house. I WIN!

/Vermonter
//My syrup is better than yours


If your maple syrup wasn't made by a Quebecois then it's not the real deal. :p

/finishing off a small cup of "tire" (pronounced "teer") or toffee, if you will. So sweet, I think my teeth are going to explode.
 
2011-04-06 12:06:27 PM  

theknuckler_33: Most maple syrup is just high fructose corn syrup with artificial flavors and colors. But if you do get the opportunity to get the real thing, I highly recommend it.



It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.


I would love to find some NE maple syrup that isn't 50 bucks.
So far Whole Foods has the closest to what you have in the pic but it's SPENDY.
 
2011-04-06 12:18:53 PM  

theknuckler_33: physt: theknuckler_33: theknuckler_33: It's expensive though... a jug that size goes for about $30 or so.

OK, maybe that price is only in the local 'country stores' up there where they rape the tourists. You can buy a quart bottle like that for $20 on-line plus shipping.

There are various reasons why a batch may come out less than perfect. Often times the temperature will be too high (temp needs to be 7 degrees above the area's boiling point based on altitude) resulting in a batch it is visibly darker with a slightly scorched. It's known as scrub.

We sell products made from scrub online.

/the more you know

So, you are saying the stuff in the stores is (should be) better than the stuff you buy online even with the same name/packaging? That IS interesting.

I don't claim to be a maple syrup expert or anything, I just know I loves me some pure NH maple syrup. Sadly, my wife and daughter prefer the corn syrup stuff. :(


I just made all that up. I don't know anything about maple syrup. I just impulsively responded.

/sorry
//hangs head in shame
 
2011-04-06 12:36:39 PM  
I broke up with a girl back round halloween who's family owned a 600 acre sugar bush (yes my friends did refer to her as sugar bush). Is it bad that I miss the free syrup more then her?
 
2011-04-06 01:18:55 PM  
Queue the ads for Mapleline on Glenn Beck's show in 3...2...1...
 
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