Confession - Never had real maple syrup...

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    Until today.

    I was raised on that corn syrup pancake stuff. This morning I finally had real maple syrup on my pancakes.

    You know, its yummy! Much thinner and not as "heavy" tasting as the fake stuff. Possibly a little less sweet. I didn't have to pour on so much either. That corn syrup is so think you end up with more than you need by the time it comes out of the bottle fast enough.

    I only waited so long cause it is somewhat pricier. But I am trying to eat a little healthier so the extra cost should be worth it occasionally.

    I am 49 and I am addicted to corn syrup. :(

    I am now in recovery.
     
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    I get laughed at because I take my own maple syrup with me when we go out for breakfast. Life is to short to settle for the ordinary. Welcome to the fold.
     
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    Never had the real stuff??? What a sap......
     
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    DIY maple syrup:
    1. Tap maple tree.
    2. Boil sap.
    3. Enjoy.

    About 4 gallons of sap will yield a pint of syrup. If for your personal use filtering is not necessary as the mineral deposits from the sap will settle out.
     
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    I actually can't stand the real stuff, waaaay too sweet for my taste. Just give me the Log Cabin I grew up with, and oh yeah, just plain old yellow mustard on my hot dog too.
     
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    Try coconut syrup.
     
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    mods should make this thread a sticky
     
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    sorry, your request will fall flat as a pancake.
     
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    You need to get some what used to be called grade C maple syrup. It is the syrup that comes near the end of the season when the sugar content of the sap is lowest. That means they have to boil more to get to the same sugar %. The maple flavor is much more intense, and the syrup is dark in color, almost like molasses. Now they call it "Grade A very dark", cause people used to assume that grade C was inferior to grade A.

    Corn syrup that is passed off as maple makes me want to start flipping tables over.
     
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    If I had a stack of silver dollars every time I heard that.....
     
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    Apparently they take their maple syrup pretty seriously in Canada. You can't make this stuff up.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada...-for-18-million-quebec-maple-syrup-heist.html

    Three men sentenced for $18-million Quebec maple syrup heist

    ...Jurors found the three men guilty last November in connection with the theft of 2,700 tons of syrup worth $18 million from a warehouse in Quebec between August 2011 and July 2012.

    The case made international headlines after the sweet stuff was reported missing following a routine inventory check at a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Que.

    https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/supreme-court-of-canada-to-hear-the-maple-syrup-heist-case-1.5118589

    Published Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:54PM EDT

    Supreme Court of Canada to hear the maple syrup heist case
     
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    Don't forget that the heist was from the "Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve".
     
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    I travel to Vermont to ski several times each winter. The real maple syrup sold at roadside stands and directly from small producers is wonderful.

    But I've never found a source for real maple syrup as inexpensive as Costco. It's about $18 a quart for grade A Canadian syrup.
     
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    Good God, man! Might as well just put mayo on that dog, too. What's wrong with you?
     
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    Naw, the mayo is for hamburgers! A proper hamburger must have Heinz ketchup, yellow mustard, and Dukes mayo. And if it ain't drippin' out of the back as you're taking a bite, there isn't enough on there...
     
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    I love real maple syrup. Always used to stock up on our annual pilgrimage to New England. One of my favorite breakfast was fresh homemade buttermilk biscuits with butter and maple syrup. Ah the memories!


    Could also be the reason I was a fat kid...:idea:
     
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    I had some pure Wisconsin maple syrup a few years back and it was incredible! I prefer the distinct flavor of it, to the store bought corn syrup, which just seems too processed and sugary to me.
     
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    I hadn't had real maple syrup until about 6 or 7 years ago. Raised on Aunt Jemima's corn syrup train as well. Picked up a novelty bottle of Canadian maple syrup (shaped like a maple leaf) when I went to Canada on a business trip. Wife loved it so much I was forced to pick up a bottle every time I went up to Alberta. I haven't had any of the stateside maple syrup, so I can't speak to any regional taste differences, lol.
     
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    heh - one of my favorite dad jokes pretty much backfired on me.

    Years ago, my nieces were about 10-12 years old, I asked "What's brown and sticky?" One said, "Ewww", the other said, "SYRUP!"

    I said, "No, a stick! ... wait ... that's actually a pretty good answer!"
     
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    Did someone say maple syrup? Ohio produced 65K gallons last year.... 57167AB3-10D4-45C6-B949-07F83CBB0E1E.jpeg

    We get ours from a local youth camp who produce it just South of us. It's pretty much replaced sugar for us.

    Jim
     
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    We got ours during a trip to Vermont. Damn that stuff was good. The Costco syrup actually comes pretty close to what we got in Vt. Cheaper too, if you add in the airplane trip.

    We had such a good time Vermont. I do want to get back there some day.
     
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    I bring back at least a half gallon of real maple syrup from New York each year.
     
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    Also good in margaritas.

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    I was doing some work up in Canada a few years ago and somehow we got started on talking about food. The Canada guys were baffled that I had never had real maple syrup before. A few months later when we were all at a meeting in Dallas, they walked over and slid me a small bottle of something - I assumed moonshine. Turns out it was gen-u-ine Canadian maple syrup - even in a maple-leaf shaped bottle. Brought it home and after tasting it, all my wife buys is real maple syrup anymore. I ain't complaining.
     
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    The really good stuff is boiled down to one part out of 40. There are two ways of boiling it: using steam though a coil, or a flame under a vat. The flame produces a slightly charred taste that I prefer. Longer boiling darkens the stuff, too. I prefer the dark over the light.
     
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    We always have a container of the Costco maple syrup. It’s from a Canadian supplier, as most larger volume maple syrup offerings are.

    I like the flavor flavor of the real stuff, but prefer the thicker viscosity of corn syrup based Aunt Jemima. I often mix the two together for my pancakes.
     
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    Here is Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil drinking maple syrup during a break in a tennis match:

    Pospisil Mapple Syrup.png
     
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    I don't like how thin real maple syrup is. Prefer some viscosity to my pancake and french toast syrup.
     
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    Super Troopers doing it up:

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    Way back....................Log Cabin WAS real maple surple.
     
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    Make some thicker syrup dammit!

    When I want ice cream, I want ice cream, not ice milk. Same for syrup.
     
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    Get the dark stuff, aka Grade C, and keep it in the fridge. It's thicker than Beyonce.
     
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    The producer has already boiled it down by a factor of 60 to 1 for you. So just put it on the stove and warm until you've reduced the remaining volume by half. That should make it plenty thick.
     
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    Hmm 20W-50 Maple. Fridge to table to hot pancakes, no change...
     
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