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(Modern Farmer)   An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist   (modernfarmer.com) divider line 16
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2014-01-20 04:17:36 PM  
5 votes:

uncleacid: Too thin and not sweet enough. Give me my maple flavored corn syrup.


Most people who think Maple Syrup isn't sweet enough (or tasteless) are using the wrong grade on their stacks. Use a Grade B. It has more flavor. Grade A sounds like it's better, but it isn't. It was graded A because it didn't have as much maple flavor, so it could be used like a white sugar in baking. Cane sugar was expensive, and sometimes it involved being shipped around blockades. Plus, cane sugar was used for rum, and rum was also in demand. That's why it was so important to come up with a local sweetener. Maple syrup is sweet, but the darker B Grade stuff infuses a really maple-y aroma and taste when it's used. The Grade A stuff was bland, and that was considered better. It would only give sweetness to the recipe, no maple.

There was a time when people were thrilled to have white sugar and white bread because they were deemed fancier. I don't want fancy on  my pancakes or waffles. I want flavor. Don't use the Grade A Fancy stuff on the grocery store shelves. Get some Grade B.
2014-01-20 03:24:45 PM  
2 votes:
And Subby didn't use the Sappy tag.  Bad Subby...
2014-01-20 02:59:50 PM  
2 votes:
Worst. Graphic Novel. Ever.
2014-01-20 04:39:25 PM  
1 votes:

duffblue: InterruptingQuirk: InterruptingQuirk: pxlboy: [hilobrow.com image 550x304]

/could not be reached for comment

They are chugging corn piss, a far cry from maple nectar.

I just looked at a high res version of that image.

It's iced tea, idiot.


Actually, according to the DVD extras, they had to use real syrup.  Iced tea did not look right.

Also, you can occasionally find 'C' grade maple syrup, but generally only from maple producers themselves.
2014-01-20 04:26:00 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-20 04:15:13 PM  
1 votes:
Preferring corn syrup over REAL maple? Do y'all prefer dog-turds over real chocolate as well?
2014-01-20 04:02:57 PM  
1 votes:
Dragonflew:
I was trying to figure out why I think it smells like death one day, so I did some random Googling. There were countless posts about people smelling a mystery maple syrup smell in their homes and wondering if (or discovering that) an animal had died and had started to rot.  I am honestly not out of my mind.

cgraves67:
I agree. Maple Syrup has a "rotten meat" smell to it to me too. It's not precisely like it; it's kind of a sweeter version of the smell.

Sometimes, I wonder if I spend too much time on Fark. But then I get to learn something I couldn't possibly have learned anywhere else, and it makes it all worthwhile.
2014-01-20 03:41:00 PM  
1 votes:
Ah, the self causing economic irregularity caused by supply crimping cartels.

Maple syrup prices are high enough you don't often find it in restaurants. Thus prices have to be high because demand is weaker than it would be if the prices were lower. Thus they have to hoard more maple syrup because the price is too high. Then people use less maple syrup. So they have to raise prices to make up for the fall in demand. And then the warehouses fill with years and years worth of maple syrup until Vermont farmers start a campaign for "Fresh Vermont Maple Syrup" pointing to the dominating Canadian maple reserves as being stale and years old. But global demand has dropped enough by this point that everyone is clamoring for fresh syrup, and Vermont syrup sells for a premium. Someone in the cartel decides to drop the price to undercut the Vermont sellers, but Vermont is winning on something other than price. Soon the price of Canadian syrup (called stale-yup by foodies) drops low enough that it shows up again at restaurants.

Gentlemen, if we do nothing to force the dismantling of the canadian syrup cartel we may have an International House of Pancakes incident.
2014-01-20 03:33:48 PM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: uncleacid: Too thin and not sweet enough.

Maple is the sweetest taste I can think of, I can't even stand to smell it. Reminds me of corpses.


Ah, the smell of sweet, sweet corpses... wait, what?
2014-01-20 03:31:13 PM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: uncleacid: Too thin and not sweet enough.

Maple is the sweetest taste I can think of, I can't even stand to smell it. Reminds me of corpses.


Smell a lot of corpses do you?
2014-01-20 03:26:04 PM  
1 votes:

pxlboy: [hilobrow.com image 550x304]

/could not be reached for comment


They are chugging corn piss, a far cry from maple nectar.
2014-01-20 03:24:06 PM  
1 votes:
Gawd, I love being Canadian!
2014-01-20 03:15:55 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: And Jason Segal is starring in the movie.  I think I might want to see that.


I know I want to see it. It will be the sweetest heist movie ever!

/I could drink a case of you, Canada
//Still I'd be on my feet
///Unless it was a case of syrup
2014-01-20 03:08:57 PM  
1 votes:

uncleacid: Too thin and not sweet enough. Give me my maple flavored corn syrup.


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2014-01-20 03:04:32 PM  
1 votes:
You'd think these thieves would find something butterworth spending their time on.
2014-01-20 03:02:23 PM  
1 votes:
Illustrated by who? A 6 year old kid?
 
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