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04-24-2016, 08:07 PM   #25846
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We only get Canadian Maple Syrup here - and then $10 for 250ml, or roughly US$12.50 per pint.

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Heheheh... I just read that the Québécois refer to "maple-flavored syrup" (usually just high-fructose corn syrup with artificial flavoring) as sirop de poteau / "pole syrup", because (it is claimed) the syrup was obtained by tapping telephone poles instead of maple trees.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
Heheheh... I just read that the Québécois refer to "maple-flavored syrup" (usually just high-fructose corn syrup with artificial flavoring) ...
Yes, well spotted. Here, the "maple-flavored" stuff sells for a fraction of the price of real maple syrup.
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If count actual land...

United North America


Nice resource!


Thanks Scotty!

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I always buy Canadian maple syrup. It's substantially less expensive here than Vermont maple syrup.
I have no idea why, but it's been that way as long as I can remember.


The US to Canadian dollar exchange rate.
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Here, the "maple-flavored" stuff sells for a fraction of the price of real maple syrup.
In the US, the fake stuff outsells the real stuff for that very reason. I confess - I grew up on the fake stuff, but I'm a Southerner. Flavored corn syrup (i.e., Karo) comes naturally to us.
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I grew up with this: The History of Golden Syrup | Our Story | Lyle's | Lyle's Golden Syrup

In those years, real maple syrup did not even reach our shores!
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I grew up with this: The History of Golden Syrup | Our Story | Lyle's | Lyle's Golden Syrup

In those years, real maple syrup did not even reach our shores!
I was more of a Treacle boy



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Right, but how many non-Texans are aware that at one time Texas was a sovereign nation? One of those flags was The Republic of Texas.
How many Texans are aware that it ain't so any more?


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I was more of a Treacle boy
I've never seen that!
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I was more of a Treacle boy I've never seen that!
It has been around a long time, it also used to come in a tin. Has a stronger molasses type flavour I suppose, something like that, haven't had it for a very long time.

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We never got those - only the green tins!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
The US to Canadian dollar exchange rate.
No, the price difference has always been like that. We're not talking 20% cheaper. More like half to a third the price of Vermont.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
In the US, the fake stuff outsells the real stuff for that very reason. I confess - I grew up on the fake stuff, but I'm a Southerner. Flavored corn syrup (i.e., Karo) comes naturally to us.
How could we forget about Karo! It is the Velveeta of the syrup world, delicious and cheap, full of goodness and rich full flavor.

When my Mom wasn't feeding us Velveeta sandwiches, grilled or cold, she was teaching us the joy and delight of a Karo sandwich.

Simply mix peanut butter with a liberal amount of Karo and real butter and spread between two slices of bread...with or without jelly/jam.

Or.....if you are in a hurry just mix it on a plate or in a small bowl and eat it straight. Good to use as a dip too, with saltine crackers.

If you need a fast high fructose fix, Karo is your answer! Comes in light and dark......good to mix them in equal parts for a unparalleled gourmet treat. We never ran out of Karo, my Mom was diligent about keeping plenty of backup.

With Karo and Velveeta, you can raise a family and save a fortune on all that other stuff like veggies and meats. Maple syrup? Who needs it when you have Karo!!!
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I abstained from this thread for a couple days and now trying to ketchup.
some recent key words appear to be airplane, Texas, Canada, and maple syrup
I'll pick 2

I was 40, in 1987, when I first flew on an airplane.
My son, brother, nephew and I drove to Ontario and flew to a remote fishing lake on a float plane.
Great time, always meant to do it again, but haven't.
My next flight, about 3 years later, was on a non-stop flight from St Louis to Honolulu aboard a 747.
I've flown commercial a few times since, but the most fun by far was the float plane.

I'll leave you with some slices of my cinnamon and Maple Sugar bacon.

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