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    Liquid Gold

    Just got my yearly supply of liquid gold; aka maple syrup. I ran out of last year's stock about a month ago. This morning, I got to have my oatmeal with some of this good stuff. happy happy happy.Liquid Gold-syrup.jpg

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    [QUOTE=hfc;4328392]Ahhh you're one of those ... junkies

    Yah, in Canada we can't even see that video, ehh. ^^^^

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    I love maple syrup, and I also love birch syrup. MMMM!!!!
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    I bought a can of the #2 Amber last year, and would never look back. Much darker and richer than the regular commercial maple syrup (medium or light) you normally see. I haven't come across the #3 Dark, but would love to try it. It's apparently a very small fraction (<<5%) of overall production, though.
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    Oatmeal with a pat of butter and some maple syrup--it's a Canuckistan tradition.

    I've even converted my lovely wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    I bought a can of the #2 Amber last year, and would never look back. Much darker and richer than the regular commercial maple syrup (medium or light) you normally see. I haven't come across the #3 Dark, but would love to try it. It's apparently a very small fraction (<<5%) of overall production, though.
    I prefer the darker variety for sure. I buy 2 gallons from the same guy every year and it is worth it. Not a fan of the lighter colour scale or thinner variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    Ahhh you're one of those ... junkies



    Yah, in Canada we can't even see that video, ehh. ^^^^
    LMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    Oatmeal with a pat of butter and some maple syrup--it's a Canuckistan tradition.

    I've even converted my lovely wife.
    That is awesome stuff right there.

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    Congrats! It's good stuff fer sure. Just had hotcakes this weekend, first in a long while, and a pour of the real thing is the only way I care to eat them.

    On oatmeal, eh? May have to try this. Then I may have to buy it by the gallon as well.

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    oatmeal, pancakes, dry cereal, plain yogurt, ice cream, yams...

    you can drizzle a little syrup on just about anything and make it better...
    eff all y'all...

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    lot8con8- you're in Canada and buy it? Hell, I'm in Massachusetts and mine comes from the maples in my back yard. Of course, it does require the turkey fryer to run for quite a while, but.....
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    I make sure to get my fix every time we go to Vermont to visit family. It's been too long. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
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    When I was in Quebec city on business, we went to a restaurant and for dessert I had maple syrup pie - it was similar to pecan pie but the filling was made with maple syrup instead of corn syrup. The waiter said that HFCS was banned in the province? Don't know if that was true, but maple syrup beats Karo any day of the week.

    I've become a syrup snob - I can't stand commercial pancake syrups like Log Cabin, Aunt Jemima et al anymore. I haven't yet reached the stage where I'm discriminating between grades of maple syrup like some of you, but it is probably just a matter of time.



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    I too am a maple syrup snob and won't even think about buying the fake stuff.

    Would love to try the Birch syrup Nooky mentioned but have never seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    oatmeal, pancakes, dry cereal, plain yogurt, ice cream, yams...

    you can drizzle a little syrup on just about anything and make it better...
    Yeah, did that with my salmon filet yesterday. A teaspoon of syrup, a bit of ginger, a dash of salt, some grated lime skin 350 degrees in the oven for 10 minutes and presto, instant delicacy.
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    Check out the ingredients list on commercial "syrup" sometime: there's no freaking maple syrup! It's just food-lab engineered corn syrup designed to taste vaguely like maple syrup, then mixed with a few products made from corn syrup, then mixed with something called "maple flavoring"...which, upon further review, is another type of food-lab engineered corn syrup.

    We buy the Canadian stuff, but it's expensive in France. Two people can easily down 10 EUR worth of syrup in one brunch. It's a treat, like caviar or a 2002 Pomerol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibashii View Post
    Check out the ingredients list on commercial "syrup" sometime: there's no freaking maple syrup! It's just food-lab engineered corn syrup designed to taste vaguely like maple syrup, then mixed with a few products made from corn syrup, then mixed with something called "maple flavoring"...which, upon further review, is another type of food-lab engineered corn syrup.

    We buy the Canadian stuff, but it's expensive in France. Two people can easily down 10 EUR worth of syrup in one brunch. It's a treat, like caviar or a 2002 Pomerol.
    Maple syrup prices have gone up but here in maple syrup country, we can still get 8 540mL cans at $48. Wanna know where for my North Eastern American friends? --> Atwater market in Montreal.
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    Saw the title and assumed it was a beer thread. This is almost as good. ;-)

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