What’s In A Name? Vermont’s New Maple Syrup Grading System Has Some Confused

What’s In A Name? Vermont’s New Maple Syrup Grading System Has Some Confused

Gone are the days of different grades of maple syrup, at least in Vermont, where the sticky shadow of Canada’s industry makes people take maple syrup very seriously. The state has switched up the grading system for syrup, removing “Grade B” altogether and confusing some customers in the process. [More]

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Maple Syrup Miscreants Now Illegally Tapping Trees In Maine

Just because authorities apprehended some of the sticky-fingered bandits behind the $20 million theft of part of the global strategic maple syrup reserve in Quebec last year, that doesn’t mean that the world’s maple syrup supplies are safe. Oh, no. In Maine, authorities have found illegal taps on innocent maple trees on private property. [More]

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Oh, Sweet: Canadian Police Arrest 3 In $20M Maple Syrup Heist, 5 Others Still At Large

You think you can pilfer $20 million worth of the global strategic maple syrup reserve and just get away with it, you’ve got another think coming. There are a lot of pancakes and waffles that are well served by the sweet stuff and Canadian police are taking the job of rounding up those responsible for the heist very seriously. They just made three arrests in the case, and are looking for five others allegedly involved. [More]

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Canadian Authorities Have Recovered The Stolen Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve

Last month, some maple miscreants made off with millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup from a secure warehouse in the Canadian province of Quebec. We can all breathe a sweet, sweet sigh of relief: authorities may have recovered the syrup. They discovered somewhere between 600 and 800 barrels of unknown origin with an importer in New Brunswick. The investigation continues, but the syrup is safe. It’s currently under police protection. [More]

Apparently There's A Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, And Someone Stole It

Apparently There's A Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, And Someone Stole It

First, let us reassure you: there will be no maple syrup shortage this year. Repeat: there will be no maple syrup shortage. However, police in Quebec, Canada are trying to determine the whereabouts of millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup that disappeared from a warehouse in the town of St-Louis-de-Blandford. It wasn’t just any warehouse full of concentrated tree sap that was burgled: it was the temporary storage site of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers’ global strategic maple syrup reserve. Which is apparently a thing. [More]

Man Sentenced To Two Years Of Probation For Selling Fake Vermont Maple Syrup

Man Sentenced To Two Years Of Probation For Selling Fake Vermont Maple Syrup

As we’ve written before, the people of Vermont take their maple syrup very seriously. Just ask the Rhode Island man who has been sentenced to two years of probation for selling plain old cane sugar syrup as authentic stuff from the Green Mountain State. [More]

Bill Proposed To Felonize Selling Fake Maple Syrup As Real

Bill Proposed To Felonize Selling Fake Maple Syrup As Real

In order to tamp the scourge of artificial maple syrup being sold as the real deal, New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are sponsoring a bill that would make it a felony. [More]

Vermonters To Get Actual Maple Syrup On Their McDonald's Oatmeal

Vermonters To Get Actual Maple Syrup On Their McDonald's Oatmeal

A couple weeks back we wrote about the state of Vermont’s allegations that McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal violates state law for lacking actual maple syrup. Now the fast food chain and the Green Mountain State have reached an accord that will give the folks of Vermont the option of getting the real-deal syrup if they so desire. [More]

Vermont Has Problem With Lack Of Maple In McDonald's Maple Oatmeal

Vermont Has Problem With Lack Of Maple In McDonald's Maple Oatmeal

Many of us are fully aware that a lot of food products that say “maple” rarely contain even a drop of real maple syrup. Such is the case with McDonald’s new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. But the people of Vermont take their maple seriously and they’re demanding that McDonald’s make changes to the product or its labeling. [More]

Bacon, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Cheese, Gravy, French Toast
And Maple Syrup Combine In 'Angry French Canadian'

Bacon, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Cheese, Gravy, French Toast And Maple Syrup Combine In 'Angry French Canadian'

A couple days ago, we asked you to describe the best sandwich ever, but little did we know that the same guys behind the world’s worst pizza had already been working on something they call the Angry French Canadian. [More]

Cracker Barrel Maple Syrup Struck By Shrink Ray And Sugar Ray

Cracker Barrel Maple Syrup Struck By Shrink Ray And Sugar Ray

Reader Kimaroo noticed that something was amiss with the with the single-serve bottle of maple syrup she receives with her French toast at Cracker Barrel. Not only did it seem smaller, she could have sworn that the bottle used to contain 100% maple syrup instead of “100% Pure Natural Syrup.” Fortunately, she had another bottle from a different Cracker Barrel visit stashed at home, and was able to compare the ingredients. Indeed, her maple syrup had been hit by the Grocery Sugar Ray: nearly half of its mapley goodness has been replaced with cane syrup.

New Rules Require Vermont Maple Syrup Actually be from Vermont

New Rules Require Vermont Maple Syrup Actually be from Vermont

Vermont announced new regulations Monday to dictate stricter rules for labeling maple syrup. Sometimes Vermont tree gold is more “Vermont” than not.