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Old 11-17-11, 09:44 PM
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So you like Maple Syrup..

Now, I know there was just a thread on Canada's new plastic money but, it gets better..

My daughter works in a bank and brought home one of the new 100's today. If you get your hands on one, smell the clear maple leaf... Yep, we have maplefrikensyrup money. Awsome.
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The manufacture of pancake-shaped wallets cannot be far behind.
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Old 11-17-11, 10:34 PM
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Waffle shaped with the smell of good Canadian blueberry impregnated within wallets, we haz class, ya know, Miss Kenton.
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Real maple syrup is great. I had never tasted it until we visited Vermont a few years ago.

That stuff that they sell in stores as maple-flavored pancake syrup is sickening. And I mean literally sickening- something happened to me when I was a child and made me associate the smell with being really sick, so I cannot eat that syrup today, or even smell it. But real maple syrup doesn't smell like that. It is unfortunate that it is so expensive.

I like pancakes and waffles, I eat them with honey and butter.
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Old 11-18-11, 08:45 AM
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I love *real* maple syrup. I went on a school field trip as a kid to a place where they made it (in northern Indiana of all places). They didn't use the "tap & bucket" method to collect the sap. They had blue tubes running from each tree downhill to a covered bathtub. Yes, a bathtub. There was a building next to it where they boiled it down.

We got a sample. it was a toothpick dipped into it. Yep, tiny sample.
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Old 11-18-11, 08:50 AM
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We used to make maple syrup when the kids were younger - it's a lot of boiling! 30 gallons of sap for 1 gallon of syrup. Good thing we have free gas!

*real* maple syrup had autoimmunity properties (like those found in mother's milk) - VERY healthy food!
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I order maple syrup by the gallon from the maple sugar forest at my undergrad school. About time to order up some more.
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Real maple syrup is great. I had never tasted it until we visited Vermont a few years ago.
My wife's uncle lives near Saratoga and he taps trees, takes the sap to the co-op, and gets gallons of the stuff. Sometimes he sends us a quart or two for Christmas.
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I love maple syrup and will not eat the fake stuff any more. Since the flavor is much more intense, I use less than I would of the fake stuff. I keep the bottle in the refrigerator and heat it in the microwave before using it. Yum.
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I love maple syrup and will not eat the fake stuff any more. Since the flavor is much more intense, I use less than I would of the fake stuff. I keep the bottle in the refrigerator and heat it in the microwave before using it. Yum.
This seems as if it could cause burns
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This seems as if it could cause burns
I only heat it for 20 seconds. That's enough time to get the temperature just right.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
I love maple syrup and will not eat the fake stuff any more.
Ditto. Expensive, but so worth it. I keep mine in the cupboard, though.

It sucks to order pancakes/waffles/french toast at restaurants now, though. Even if they're good otherwise, the HFCS "syrup" they offer ruins it.
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I once brought my own maple syrup to Waffle House and the waitress was like "we've got plenty of syrup honey." And I told her that I really didn't think what they had would be classified syrup.
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Ditto. Expensive, but so worth it. I keep mine in the cupboard, though.

It sucks to order pancakes/waffles/french toast at restaurants now, though. Even if they're good otherwise, the HFCS "syrup" they offer ruins it.
Maple Syrup should be stored in the refrigerator. I found this out after having a close look ours that we used to always store in the cupboard. It had a light mold on the top surface. You won't easily see this unless it's in a glass bottle, or you use a flashlight. Here's the recommendation from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association:

Quote: http://ontariomaple.com/pages/storing_maple_products/
"Keep unopened containers of maple syrup in a cool, dry place: the refrigerator or preferably the freezer. The delicate maple flavour is best preserved over a long period by storing in the deep freezer. Once opened, store tightly closed in the refrigerator or place the unused portion back in the deep freezer."
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My in-laws got us a bottle of real NE PA maple syrup a few years ago. I finished it early this year and I miss it dearly. Allegedly, the sister-in-law is supposed to be arriving from Scranton with some today.
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Ditto. Expensive, but so worth it. I keep mine in the cupboard, though.

It sucks to order pancakes/waffles/french toast at restaurants now, though. Even if they're good otherwise, the HFCS "syrup" they offer ruins it.
syrup snobs.....who knew?
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
I once brought my own maple syrup to Waffle House and the waitress was like "we've got plenty of syrup honey." And I told her that I really didn't think what they had would be classified syrup.
ummm....does any of their "food" actually qualify as food?
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My in-laws got us a bottle of real NE PA maple syrup a few years ago. I finished it early this year and I miss it dearly. Allegedly, the sister-in-law is supposed to be arriving from Scranton with some today.
Nice to know that. I would have thought that someone who loves fake chocolate milk wouldn't have such discriminating taste. ;P
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Nice to know that. I would have thought that someone who loves fake chocolate milk wouldn't have such discriminating taste. ;P
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Maple Syrup should be stored in the refrigerator. I found this out after having a close look ours that we used to always store in the cupboard. It had a light mold on the top surface. You won't easily see this unless it's in a glass bottle, or you use a flashlight. Here's the recommendation from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association:

Quote: http://ontariomaple.com/pages/storing_maple_products/
"Keep unopened containers of maple syrup in a cool, dry place: the refrigerator or preferably the freezer. The delicate maple flavour is best preserved over a long period by storing in the deep freezer. Once opened, store tightly closed in the refrigerator or place the unused portion back in the deep freezer."
I've read up on the subject, and supposedly it's fine at room temperature for short periods. A bottle of maple syrup for me falls well into that category.
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I love the real syrup, too, but it is so expensive I make a quart last at least a year. And I also like Stephens fake chocolate milk, so there!
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Hey, we're all humans here. Okay, we're not too sure about Couch, but most of us are humans here.
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Not ever having had the real stuff, I guess I don't know what I'm missing out on.
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I've read up on the subject, and supposedly it's fine at room temperature for short periods. A bottle of maple syrup for me falls well into that category.
Yeah, our had sat in the cupboard for a while. Still won't take a chance with it again though. It was gross!!!
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