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The Sweetest Heist of All Time: The Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

The United States have the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. China has the Strategic Pork Reserve. And Canada? Apparently it has its own strategic maple syrup reserve and it’s [...]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Candied Bacon and Nutella Maple Syrup

These luxurious pancakes by Evil Shenanigans are the right way to start the day. She kept experimenting, adding just a bit more to her recipe. The pancakes have chocolate chips and a touch of cream cheese. The bacon is candied with cocoa powder, brown sugar and cinnamon. The syrup has equal portions of maple syrup [...]

11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious

© Robert Landau/Corbis Advertised foods rarely look exactly like the real food they’re selling. In fact, a number of sites around the web have pointed out just how false food advertising can be. The truth is, the delicious-looking culinary concoctions we see in print ads and television commercials would be anything but appetizing if they were [...]

What Makes “Fancy Ketchup” So Fancy?

Consider the following ingredient lists: McDonald’s Fancy Ketchup: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source). Heinz: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring. Hunt’s: Tomato concentrate made from vine ripened tomatoes, high [...]

Selling Fake Vermont Maple Syrup Will Land You in Prison

Ah, pancakes hot off the griddle, the melted butter … but if that Vermont maple syrup turns out to be fake, you’d be going to jail. That’s Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy’s promise to protect [...]

Denny’s Offers Bacon Sundaes

The Denny’s restaurant chain understands that everything can be improved upon with the proper application of bacon. That’s why its chefs are now offering maple syrup sundaes with bacon bits sprinkled on top and between the layers: Bacon makes a classic ice cream sundae even more awesome. We start with maple-flavored syrup, and a scoop of [...]