[NAFEX] Vile Maple Syrup
jimfruth at charter.net
Mon Oct 12 10:15:06 EDT 2009
Steve Herje wrote: "In my experience, the North American food that has
gotten the strongest reaction from European visitors is maple syrup---they
(with a few exceptions) consider it disgusting--gaggingly vile. One might
like to think that Aunt Jemimah were to blame, but I only use the real stuff
and the reaction has been the same."
I had always wondered why some people think Maple syrup tastes
disgusting until, one day, a woman came into the store with a half-gallon
jug of "maple syrup." She asked that I put the contents into smaller
bottles adding that a relative from Maine sends her such a jug every year.
As I began pouring it into pint bottles, I noticed that the syrup seemed
black instead of the dark brown I know it should be. So I tasted a bit from
the end of my finger.............YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was gawd awful
HORRIBLE(!), somewhat resembling the taste of gasoline, probably the
fermented end-of-the-season slop that the cereal companies buy for cheap. I
made some of it once and was embarrassed to sell it to the corporate buyer.
When I had finished with her request, I informed the woman or the
quality of her relative's syrup and gave her a bottle of my syrup as an
example of what maple syrup is supposed to taste like.
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