View Poll Results: what kind of maple syrup do you buy?
100% Pure maple syrup 69 61.61%
Log Cabin, aunt jemima type of syrup 43 38.39%
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:06 AM   #11
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

100% maple syrup here, it's another change we made a few years ago when we decided to go HFCS free. i can't stand the other stuff now.

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Old 02-02-2008, 10:14 AM   #12
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I live in Quebec, so they would run me out of the province if I used anything other than 100% pure maple syrup
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:17 AM   #13
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

Would you believe that I hate real maple syrup?

I buy the cheap lite syrup from Savealot.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:18 AM   #14
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

I avoid hfcs too and use maple syrup. We dont make pancakes much though.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #15
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

Even if you get 100% maple syrup, you need to check the practices of who makes it.

They pump the maple trees with formaldehyde to keep the bugs away...and that is gonna get in your syrup.

So, if you want the "good stuff" you need to make sure the place making the syrup doesn't do that. And, most bottles are not labeled as such. The good ones will say so.

Know your source.

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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

i have always used log cabin. I dont like aunt jemima ?? (sp?) or any other.

I have also tried sugar free which is actually SUPER sweet and kind of watery

OMG i dont think i have ever EVEN tried 100% real syrup!!!!

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Old 02-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #17
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We live in syrup country. We use the real thing! I couldn't do anything else!
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

We use both. I have kids that were raised on "real" and some that were raise on "fake" So we have to have both. I like the real better than the fake but at $35 a gallon it gets used very sparingly.
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Thanks for your responses. As i was picking up my syrup i saw everyone grabbing the cheapest stuff available. The real stuff is so sweet you really need very little. It is alot more expensive than corn syrup kind but well worth it. I think the price is what makes people not buy it. My girls love homemade waffles and french toast for myself so we use it 1-2 times a week. Yummy
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Re: What kind of syrup do you buy?

I didn't vote b/c I make my own. It is VERY easy and VERY tasty. Not super thick and not filled with nasty things.

Here's the recipe if anyone wants it:

4 cups sugar
2 cups water

Pour both into 2 qt. saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for a minute while stirring constantly or until it boils clear. Remove from heat and add

2 Tablespoons maple flavoring
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

After it cools, pour into a "pourable" container.
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