Why spend more for pure maple syrup?

3 Sep

Because when the bottle, with its cap loosened, is placed in the refrigerator on its side and the contents of the bottle leak, leak, leak across the shelf and down the drip edge, the natural sugar content of the real maple syrup makes it much easier to clean than the fake stuff.

The real stuff, when chilled, chips off easily which makes the hissy fit you threw seem over dramatic and shrill.  Especially when spouse asks: “what are you getting so worked up about?  It just chips right off, see?” and then hands off the putty knife and swaggers away like he just changed a spark plug or something thereby guaranteeing that a second fit will ensue: “why am I the only person in this house who sees that the maple syrup is leaking, anyway?  It doesn’t take x-ray vision, you know, the entire kitchen smells like Canada.”

So if you’re going to spill maple syrup willy-nilly and with any sort of regularity, go for the real stuff.  If you don’t like the taste of the real stuff, don’t cook things that require maple syrup.  The fake stuff is insulting to upstaters.

3 Responses to “Why spend more for pure maple syrup?”

  1. Jonathan Broder September 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    “…the entire kitchen smells like Canada.” Love it!

  2. Katie Horn September 4, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    The Canada line made me laugh for 18 minutes. Thank you…

  3. Mary Ellen Keller September 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    OMG, at least I am not the only one asking the questions “why am I the only one in this house who ___________” !!

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