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2017-09-23 10:25:00 PM  
Good. I have a cousin in the maple syrup business. He had a visit from his British investors recently.

Perhaps I should buy a bottle of maple syrup.

Sadly, I am one of the few people in the world who has had a bottle of maple syrup go moldy. Like honey, that stuff is usually all but indestructible.

As such, perhaps I don't really need a whole bottle of maple syrup. I haven't got room for a box of Eggo waffles in my fridge any way. Perhaps I should buy those tiny sample bottles they sell at the price of gold in souvenir shops.

Did you know it is possible to buy hockey player shaped bottles as well as maple leaves? Canada, eh?
 
2017-09-23 10:29:32 PM  
I'm just glad there's hard working reporters who tell me what smells and tastes to hate
 
2017-09-24 12:29:52 AM  
fark yea maple is awesome.
 
2017-09-24 12:34:40 AM  
Prepare for things to get 4x as expensive if they use real maple syrup and not those artificial flavorings.
 
2017-09-24 01:06:53 AM  
but maple actually smells and tastes good
 
2017-09-24 01:08:26 AM  
The old pumpkin spice wasn't annoying enough?
 
2017-09-24 01:09:55 AM  
GOOD!
 
2017-09-24 01:10:06 AM  
Maple flavored stuff has been a big thing here in Canada for a really long time. I always hated it.

Way to catch up with the times, Yanks.
 
2017-09-24 01:11:00 AM  
My second favorite kind of wood to wake up to.
 
2017-09-24 01:11:53 AM  
The sap hasn't started to run yet, but enough about Trump.
 
2017-09-24 01:12:19 AM  
Maple syrup is pure heaven. I make an awesome easy drinking summer homebrew with Coopers Canadian Blonde concentrate, with the bottles primed with maple syrup for carbonation. It's almost that time of year, Spring has arrived Down Under I could probably put a keg down to ferment today and it will be ready to bottle by the time I get back from my trip next week.

It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.
 
2017-09-24 01:13:38 AM  
Good. I went through an Everything Maple binge a couple of years back, and I'm still over it.
 
2017-09-24 01:13:53 AM  
The only thing wrong with maple syrup is that I'm diabetic.

// But I do have insulin!
 
2017-09-24 01:19:39 AM  

brantgoose: Good. I have a cousin in the maple syrup business. He had a visit from his British investors recently.

Perhaps I should buy a bottle of maple syrup.

Sadly, I am one of the few people in the world who has had a bottle of maple syrup go moldy. Like honey, that stuff is usually all but indestructible.

As such, perhaps I don't really need a whole bottle of maple syrup. I haven't got room for a box of Eggo waffles in my fridge any way. Perhaps I should buy those tiny sample bottles they sell at the price of gold in souvenir shops.

Did you know it is possible to buy hockey player shaped bottles as well as maple leaves? Canada, eh?


You can really buy and bring a bottle of maple syrup back to the USA? I was under the impression that if you had a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup in Canada, had it still digesting in your belly and therefore could have stool laden with maple syrup when you get back stateside, then it's off to a Customs jail for you.
 
2017-09-24 01:27:19 AM  
So everyone will complain that there is no wood in foods labeled maple?
 
2017-09-24 01:34:45 AM  
No its not. 
Maple is actually good, and has been around for decades. Not a made up meme that Food Network & other corporate executives didn't understand. 

Also if it gets a hashtag on morning shows one year, it is dead the next year. 
2015: #PSL on Twitter
2016: #PSL on Instagram, morning shows
2017: #PSL on Facebook

/and I love pumpkin pie
 
2017-09-24 01:41:17 AM  

brantgoose: Sadly, I am one of the few people in the world who has had a bottle of maple syrup go moldy. Like honey, that stuff is usually all but indestructible.


Have you tried getting it in a can instead?

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2017-09-24 01:41:58 AM  
At least it's called what it actually is. Maple flavor is maple flavor, and is available all year as such. Pumpkin pie is...what, cinnamon and nutmeg and allspice, which has some relationship to some season?
 
2017-09-24 01:43:43 AM  
Eh?
 
2017-09-24 01:43:56 AM  

brantgoose: Good. I have a cousin in the maple syrup business. He had a visit from his British investors recently.

Perhaps I should buy a bottle of maple syrup.

Sadly, I am one of the few people in the world who has had a bottle of maple syrup go moldy. Like honey, that stuff is usually all but indestructible.

As such, perhaps I don't really need a whole bottle of maple syrup. I haven't got room for a box of Eggo waffles in my fridge any way. Perhaps I should buy those tiny sample bottles they sell at the price of gold in souvenir shops.

Did you know it is possible to buy hockey player shaped bottles as well as maple leaves? Canada, eh?


That reminded me of the time Homer Simpson had his cereal catch on fire.

Also, anyone that doesn't like real maple syrup is wrong.

/ I kid.
// Or do I?
 
2017-09-24 01:46:33 AM  

brantgoose: Did you know it is possible to buy hockey player shaped bottles as well as maple leaves? Canada, eh?


*chuckles quietly to self*
I saw both of those in a gift shop in Ottawa last year.
 
2017-09-24 01:50:49 AM  
no, it isn't because maple is good
 
2017-09-24 01:56:11 AM  
My Kroger helpfully puts all the pumpkin spice products in their entryway so that they do not contaminate the rest of the store.
 
2017-09-24 02:00:30 AM  

tjsands1118: fark yea maple is awesome.


Except in coffee.  That is gross.

Other than that, I love maple.  Maple-glazed old fashioned donuts are one of the few desserts not ice-cream-related that I find it almost impossible to resist.

/ I sound fat

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2017-09-24 02:04:48 AM  
I love maple syrup on pancakes (especially cornmeal ones with sausage on the side...heaven), but other than that, no thanks.   Well, maybe on oatmeal once in a blue moon.

Maple bars...gack.   In desserts or drinks, again, gack.
 
2017-09-24 02:10:09 AM  

47 is the new 42: brantgoose: Good. I have a cousin in the maple syrup business. He had a visit from his British investors recently.

Perhaps I should buy a bottle of maple syrup.

Sadly, I am one of the few people in the world who has had a bottle of maple syrup go moldy. Like honey, that stuff is usually all but indestructible.

As such, perhaps I don't really need a whole bottle of maple syrup. I haven't got room for a box of Eggo waffles in my fridge any way. Perhaps I should buy those tiny sample bottles they sell at the price of gold in souvenir shops.

Did you know it is possible to buy hockey player shaped bottles as well as maple leaves? Canada, eh?

That reminded me of the time Homer Simpson had his cereal catch on fire.

Also, anyone that doesn't like real maple syrup is wrong.

/ I kid.
// Or do I?


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You mean this one??
 
2017-09-24 02:10:48 AM  
I'll have a couple of these:

Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnuts

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Or just a plain maple bar is fine too.

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2017-09-24 02:12:20 AM  
Why do so few things come as "just" maple? I'd love maple ice cream or maple fudge, not maple-walnut. Bonus, ice cream shops could charge extra for the walnut topping, and those who don't like walnuts would buy the product at all instead of saying "yuck, walnuts" and taking a dump in their freezer or something.
 
2017-09-24 02:13:24 AM  
For the record, I have never taken a dump in the freezer of an ice cream shop due to lack of walnut-free maple ice cream.
 
2017-09-24 02:18:12 AM  

bratface: I'll have a couple of these:

Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnuts

[img.fark.net image 850x509]

[img.fark.net image 640x457]

Or just a plain maple bar is fine too.

[img.fark.net image 850x746]


WHAR INSULIN WHAR!??
 
2017-09-24 02:18:51 AM  

Prof. Frink: Why do so few things come as "just" maple? I'd love maple ice cream or maple fudge, not maple-walnut. Bonus, ice cream shops could charge extra for the walnut topping, and those who don't like walnuts would buy the product at all instead of saying "yuck, walnuts" and taking a dump in their freezer or something.


I like black walnuts.
 
2017-09-24 02:20:50 AM  
As someone who's worked a sugarbush, how the fark is maple a fall flavor? Sap runs in the spring.
 
2017-09-24 02:23:02 AM  

englaja: Maple syrup is pure heaven. I make an awesome easy drinking summer homebrew with Coopers Canadian Blonde concentrate, with the bottles primed with maple syrup for carbonation. It's almost that time of year, Spring has arrived Down Under I could probably put a keg down to ferment today and it will be ready to bottle by the time I get back from my trip next week.


Sounds good! Try a switchel (using maple syrup of course) the morning after, it's a good a hangover "remedy" as any. Better than most IMO.
 
2017-09-24 02:28:59 AM  

bratface: I'll have a couple of these:

Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnuts

[img.fark.net image 850x509]

[img.fark.net image 640x457]

Or just a plain maple bar is fine too.

[img.fark.net image 850x746]


I had donuts from that place once... They were awesome.  Are you in Colorado?
 
2017-09-24 02:30:57 AM  
I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound
 
2017-09-24 02:31:59 AM  
One of my biggest regrets in life is tasting French Toast flavored coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and not buying stock in it.  I'd have made bank.  Like 50 times my money bank.
 
2017-09-24 02:32:58 AM  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: tjsands1118: fark yea maple is awesome.

Except in coffee.  That is gross.

Other than that, I love maple.  Maple-glazed old fashioned donuts are one of the few desserts not ice-cream-related that I find it almost impossible to resist.

/ I sound fat

[www.eatsunrisedonuts.com image 300x225]


I am surprised that is even able to be digested by the human body.
 
2017-09-24 02:33:56 AM  
I grew up with a couple of farms in the extended family who made maple syrup the old way: buckets attached to the trees, sap boiled down in the same huge pots used to scald hogs, or in huge flat pans, both  fired with maple wood saved from pruning and otherwise maintaining the sugar bush.
Naturally smoked maple syrup.
The modern stuff lacks that character, and it is a loss.
CSB, my uncle's estate owns a lot of the fundamental early patents for the modern automatic gas or electric fired evaporators. It keeps the farm in the family for a few more decades anyway.
 
2017-09-24 02:38:12 AM  

Dknsvsbl: The modern stuff lacks that character, and it is a loss.


What sucks, at least in the states, is that the real stuff is so expensive it may not be worth it to start an olde-tyme farm that uses those practices for small-batch production.
 
2017-09-24 02:38:47 AM  

Dknsvsbl: I grew up with a couple of farms in the extended family who made maple syrup the old way: buckets attached to the trees, sap boiled down in the same huge pots used to scald hogs, or in huge flat pans, both  fired with maple wood saved from pruning and otherwise maintaining the sugar bush.
Naturally smoked maple syrup.
The modern stuff lacks that character, and it is a loss.
CSB, my uncle's estate owns a lot of the fundamental early patents for the modern automatic gas or electric fired evaporators. It keeps the farm in the family for a few more decades anyway.


I want some of that maple syrup but I doubt I can afford it.
 
2017-09-24 02:42:22 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound


And the truth is, real maple syrup is so powerful a flavor that you don't really need to use a lot.
I once used 500 ml to flavor 160 l of smoked turkey soup.
Got raves and increased the cost by .001 %.
 
2017-09-24 02:50:06 AM  

orangehat: bratface: I'll have a couple of these:

Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnuts

[img.fark.net image 850x509]

[img.fark.net image 640x457]

Or just a plain maple bar is fine too.

[img.fark.net image 850x746]

I had donuts from that place once... They were awesome.  Are you in Colorado?


Nope, Washington.
 
2017-09-24 02:54:34 AM  

puffy999: Dknsvsbl: The modern stuff lacks that character, and it is a loss.

What sucks, at least in the states, is that the real stuff is so expensive it may not be worth it to start an olde-tyme farm that uses those practices for small-batch production.


Well, we moved to the automatic system as soon as my uncle got it working, the old way is older than me but not by that much😮, but I think that there could be a market niche: just because the cartel stuff is sooo uniform, sooooo consistent from producer to producer, that it becomes a commodity. The problem then as now was labor.
I also know that terroir makes a difference, the method variations make a difference, and I believe an oportunity exists in places like Ontario, New Brunswick, Vermont, parts of Maine, New York and even Michigan, to create a market for Varietal maple syrups.
None of these jurisdictions is under the Quebec cartel.
 
2017-09-24 02:55:16 AM  

MSBFDffpm: bratface: I'll have a couple of these:

Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnuts

[img.fark.net image 850x509]

[img.fark.net image 640x457]

Or just a plain maple bar is fine too.

[img.fark.net image 850x746]

WHAR INSULIN WHAR!??


I don't eat them all in one sitting. Usually I'll zap it in the microwave for about 15 seconds with a pat of butter on top.  I'll eat half of it and then save the other half for the next day. Funny though I only like maple syrup and maple bars nothing else maple flavored.
 
2017-09-24 03:00:03 AM  

Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound

And the truth is, real maple syrup is so powerful a flavor that you don't really need to use a lot.
I once used 500 ml to flavor 160 l of smoked turkey soup.
Got raves and increased the cost by .001 %.


You've got a point there.  I like the Dark, Robust stuff.  The complex, smoky flavor is really nice, but a lot of poor souls who only know the taste of "table syrup" probably think it isn't "sweet enough" and prefer the corn syrup crap anyway.  Win-win for Charbucks.

/more for me, then
 
2017-09-24 03:00:31 AM  

orangehat: Dknsvsbl: I grew up with a couple of farms in the extended family who made maple syrup the old way: buckets attached to the trees, sap boiled down in the same huge pots used to scald hogs, or in huge flat pans, both  fired with maple wood saved from pruning and otherwise maintaining the sugar bush.
Naturally smoked maple syrup.
The modern stuff lacks that character, and it is a loss.
CSB, my uncle's estate owns a lot of the fundamental early patents for the modern automatic gas or electric fired evaporators. It keeps the farm in the family for a few more decades anyway.

I want some of that maple syrup but I doubt I can afford it.


We couldn't either, we got 5 gallons every year as our share for our labor.
And half a steer for the haying and harvests, half a pig for helping out in pig relaed ways.....
 
2017-09-24 03:04:32 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound

And the truth is, real maple syrup is so powerful a flavor that you don't really need to use a lot.
I once used 500 ml to flavor 160 l of smoked turkey soup.
Got raves and increased the cost by .001 %.

You've got a point there.  I like the Dark, Robust stuff.  The complex, smoky flavor is really nice, but a lot of poor souls who only know the taste of "table syrup" probably think it isn't "sweet enough" and prefer the corn syrup crap anyway.  Win-win for Charbucks.

/more for me, then


My dad would make a snack with that dark and smokey stuff bu putting two slices of toast in a bowl and slathering it with the stuff.
I am always disappointed with modern stuff.
You prove my point, there is a market for artisanal maple syrup..
Need to have a word with my cousin.
 
2017-09-24 03:10:17 AM  

Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound

And the truth is, real maple syrup is so powerful a flavor that you don't really need to use a lot.
I once used 500 ml to flavor 160 l of smoked turkey soup.
Got raves and increased the cost by .001 %.

You've got a point there.  I like the Dark, Robust stuff.  The complex, smoky flavor is really nice, but a lot of poor souls who only know the taste of "table syrup" probably think it isn't "sweet enough" and prefer the corn syrup crap anyway.  Win-win for Charbucks.

/more for me, then

My dad would make a snack with that dark and smokey stuff bu putting two slices of toast in a bowl and slathering it with the stuff.
I am always disappointed with modern stuff.
You prove my point, there is a market for artisanal maple syrup..
Need to have a word with my cousin.


You wouldn't think it would taste so damn good paired with sesame paste.  Hot damn.

'Kay, going to bed before I have myself another round of maple raisins and get the 'beetus.
/not covered under the health plan I don't have
 
2017-09-24 03:23:31 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Dknsvsbl: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that whatever these places are peddling is some godawful maple-flavored corn syrup travesty, 'cause the real shiat's expensive, and just stick to the good stuff.

A current favorite snack of mine just happens to be raisins smothered in a sauce made of (real) maple syrup, tahini, and ground cinnamon.  Which I am eating right now.

englaja:  It's also good as a less sickly version of honey for drizzling over your partner's naughty bits in the bedroom. Try it. You'll thank me later.

Funny, eating maple syrup raisins the other day inspired a short story along these lines...

/nommmmm is the cosmic sound

And the truth is, real maple syrup is so powerful a flavor that you don't really need to use a lot.
I once used 500 ml to flavor 160 l of smoked turkey soup.
Got raves and increased the cost by .001 %.

You've got a point there.  I like the Dark, Robust stuff.  The complex, smoky flavor is really nice, but a lot of poor souls who only know the taste of "table syrup" probably think it isn't "sweet enough" and prefer the corn syrup crap anyway.  Win-win for Charbucks.

/more for me, then

My dad would make a snack with that dark and smokey stuff bu putting two slices of toast in a bowl and slathering it with the stuff.
I am always disappointed with modern stuff.
You prove my point, there is a market for artisanal maple syrup..
Need to have a word with my cousin.

You wouldn't think it would taste so damn good paired with sesame paste.  Hot damn.

'Kay, going to bed before I have myself another round of maple raisins and get the 'beetus.
/not covered under the health plan I don't have


Actually I can taste it right now, without any of it near me, I used to run a chalkboard menu place, and bought my product daily, on my way to work, I could taste what I was going to make before I ever left the store.
But maple hummus sounds really good, and I can definitely see it working with tahini, shoyu, any kind of nut, acouple of drops in a salad dressing, almost anywhee as a seasoning rather than a core ingredient.
 
2017-09-24 04:02:00 AM  
Just plain wrong. Maple is not a fall flavor but a spring one. Can't tap trees in the fall.
 
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