Many products that claim to include blueberries actual contain blueberry juice or imitations of blueberries. Imitation blue berries are often made of corn syrup and blue dye. Kellogg's justified the lack of blueberries in one of their cereals by defining "blueberry muffin" as a flavor. consumerreports.org/cro/m…
Coca-Cola makes a special Coke for Jews during Passover, which has a yellow cap, and does not have high fructose corn syrup. insider.com/why-do-coke-b…
The tropical fruits lychee, rambutan, longan, guinep, guarana - and strangest of all, maple syrup - all come from the Sapindaceae family of trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap…
Ice Cream Sundae's were first created in the late 1800's to bypass "blue" laws outlawing ice cream soda's on Sunday, and instead served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda, thereby complying with the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Richard ValliΓ¨res stole more than $18.7 million worth of maple syrup from a facility in Quebec between 2011-2012, making it the largest heist in Canadian history. lenouvelliste.ca/actualit…
There is a type of mushroom called the Candy Cap which, when dried, tastes strongly of maple syrup. bayareamushrooms.org/mush…
The most costly heist in Canadian History was of nearly 3,000 tons of Maple Syrup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned about maple syrup mold. Generally harmless, the mold can form in syrup stored for long periods. Refrigeration of open syrup can help reduce the formation of the mold. If formed, you can remove the mold and boil the syrup to restore/purify it. mooresmaple.com/facts.php…
The ManhattAnt is a unique species of ant found only in New York City. Biologists stumbled upon them in the Broadway medians at 63rd and 76th streets in 2010, and the biologists claim the ant species does not match any of the 13,000 known species. The ants subsist on a diet high in corn syrup. blog.therainforestsite.gr…
There is a maple syrup cartel in Canada and that thieves stole $18.7 million from their reserves. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
"Coffee Milk", a sweet drink made with coffee syrup or extract and milk, is the official state drink of Rhode Island eatyourworld.com/destinat…
Three people stole $18 million dollars worth of Maple Syrup in Quebec. This was over the course of about a year. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
Canadians gifted a Norwegian coach over 5 tons of maple syrup after he helped an Olympic Canadian cross-country skier after she broke her pole during a race. cbc.ca/sports/norwegian-r…
A man set a record for the most expensive free drink at Starbucks ever when he used a coupon to order a "mega" latte with 101 shots of espresso and 17 pumps of vanilla syrup. His drink contained nearly 7500 mg of caffeine and rang up to $83.75. eater.com/2014/10/30/7131…
Today I learned of the maple syrup urine disease, which is named for the presence of sweet-smelling urine, similar to maple syrup, when the person goes into metabolic crisis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
Those tiny maple syrup bottle handles are an example of a "skeuomorph". A retained but no longer functional stylistic feature. thekitchn.com/why-do-mapl…
1 cup (3.5 oz / 100 grams) of raw elderberries contain 3 milligrams of Cyanide - this is 3% of the estimated fatal dose for a 130 pound (60 kg) person. Yet the raw berries are made into syrup and gummies to treat flu and cold symptoms. Theoretically - 7.3 pounds (3,3 kg) can kill you. pedia10.com/health/nutrit…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve- much like the US has a strategic reserve of gasoline vpr.org/post/inside-globa…
Young Brothers Pharmacy, in Cartersville GA, is home to the first Coca-Cola wall mural. According to Coca-Cola, the mural was painted in 1894 on the side of Young Bros. Drug Company in downtown Cartersville. A Coca-Cola syrup salesman named James Coudon painted it. wsbtv.com/entertainment/t…
The actual Coca-Cola syrup formula remains a secret, known only to a very few select (and anonymous) employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Mexican Cola-Cola is more popular in the US because it is considered more 'natural tasting.' A scientific analysis found no sucrose (standard sugar), but found fructose and glucose similar to other soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
There’s a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate; hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder while hot chocolate is made with already-processed chocolate (like in syrup or melted form) thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
Maple syrup was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: "Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves." theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Though sweet baked beans may come across as excessively sugary, or a product of the processed food industry, it is a traditional Native American dish. Originally sweetened using maple syrup, also a native product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
Ice Cream sundaes were invented when it became illegal to sell ice-cream sodas on a Sunday in the American town of Evanston during the late 19th century. To get around the problem some traders replaced the soda with syrup and called the dessert an "Ice Cream Sunday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
During the American Civil War, maple syrup was advertised as a socially responsible alternative to slave-produced cane sugar. adirondackalmanack.com/20…
Aunt Jemima didn’t invent the syrup β€” her name came from minstrel shows and her imagery is based on β€œMammy” caricatures. ferris.edu/jimcrow/mammie…
Claud Hatcher bought a large amount of Coca-Cola syrup from a salesman and thought he deserved a reduced rate for the amount. When refused, Hatcher vowed to never purchase Coca-Cola again and was determined to develop his own soft drink. He kept his vow and today we have Royal Crown (RC) Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RC_…
Over 5,000 food items are listed and described in a catalogue called the "Ark of Taste." For a food to be included, it must be sustainably produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion. Examples of included items: dandelion honey, rose syrup, and Bentheim Black Pied pig. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark…
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has a β€œFort Knox” vault of Maple Syrup. A barrel is worth about $1,200 or $2.88 per pound which is 10-18 times the value of U.S. crude oil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fed…
Maple trees aren’t the only trees tapped for syrup. The sap from Pine, Birch and Black Walnut trees also produce edible syrup. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
"field corn" although primarily grown for livestock fodder, is consumed by humans in products like grits, corn oil, and corn syrup, and is also edible before commercial pre-processing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
Grenadine syrup is flavored pomegranate, not cherry. And Rose's grenadine has no fruit in it and is not really grenadine. drinkwithaloha.com/2011/0…
Relativity dictates that, like a strange syrup, time flows slower on moving trains than in the stations and faster in the mountains than in the valleys. The time for our wristwatch or digital screen is not exactly the same as the time for our head scientificamerican.com/ar…
Coca-Cola bottled in Cleveland, OH never switched to high-fructose corn syrup, they have always used natural sugar. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
A man was fined $9.4 million and sentenced to 8 years in jail for stealing 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup which cost $18.7 million from Quebec reserve in 2012. time.com/4760432/maple-sy…
There is a metabolic disease known as Maple Syrup Urine Disease, in which the affected person's sweat and urine has a distinct maple sugar scent. medlineplus.gov/ency/arti…
"sweet corn" used for high fructose corn syrup was genetically mutated through radiation by nuclear blast in the 1950s ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of a type of food fraud where honey is cut with cheaper sugars and syrups and then sold as pure honey. This is called 'Honey Laundering'. livescience.com/28039-hon…
It takes 40 gallons of tree sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. tapmytrees.com/faq/
Mexican Coke is actually brewed, with cane sugar, in mexico with the intention to be exported. However, Mexicans still consume corn syrup flavored coke, also brewed in Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
An Egg Cream is a beverage consisting of milk, carbonated water, and flavored syrup. The drink contains neither eggs nor cream. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
Citric acid is manufactured through the use of Aspergillus Niger, a mold that feeds on cheap corn syrup glucose fooducate.com/community/p…
Long Island Iced Tea does not contain any tea at all. It actually consists of 5 liquors, syrup, lemon juice, and cola. liquor.com/recipes/long-i…
In 1980 corn (in the form of high-fructose corn syrup) became an ingredient in Coca-Cola. By 1984, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi had switched from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup because it was a few cents cheaper than sugar and consumers didn't seem to notice the difference. archive.pov.org/foodinc/e…
There was an early prototype of Coca-Cola called "Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Psycho was shot in black and white because Hitchcock believed the blood during the shower scene in color would be too much for audiences. He used chocolate syrup instead. tcm.com/this-month/articl…
Today I learned of the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist in which nearly 3000 tons of maple syrup was stolen from a storage facility in Quebec valued at 18.7 million CAD wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_…
Coca-Cola still uses coca leaves in its syrup, and there is only one factory in the US with the unique DEA license required to remove the cocaine. medium.com/@kevin_ashton/…
Abolitionists Used Maple Syrup in Their Cooking Because Molasses and Cane Sugar Were Both Slave Crops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
There is a Canadian cartel which controls roughly 70% of the world's maple syrup production. It allocates production, sets prices, and maintains a strategic reserve of 40 million pounds of syrup to protect against market fluctuations. businessweek.com/printer/…
There is a disorder called Maple Syrup Disease that make your urine and sometimes body smell like maple syrup. wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_…
Canadians make a candy called tire d'Γ©rable by pouring maple syrup on snow, then rolling it onto sticks. buttonsoup.ca/maple-taffy…
The largest theft ever investigated by Quebec police was the "Great Maple Syrup Heist" in which 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup, worth $18.7 million, was extracted from 9,571 barrels and replaced with water. nationalpost.com/news/can…
In 2006 a Norweigan coach gave a ski pole to a Canadian, allowing her to go on to win a silver medal. Canadians citizens were so touched they collectively gave him 5.2 tonnes of Maple Syrup. cccski.com/Events/Events-…
There is mushroom that tastes exactly like maple syrup io9.gizmodo.com/chemists-…
Coca Cola switches back to cane sugar from corn syrup during Passover. newrepublic.com/article/1…
The Coca Cola Freestyle vending machine was designed with help from Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. They used his medication microdosing technology to create a printer-like cartridge system that dispenses highly concentrated syrup instead of ink, which can last 75-120 days laweekly.com/restaurants/…
The original Pepsi company bankrupted in 1931. The company assets were bought by a manager of candy manufacturing and retail company because Coca-Cola refused to discount the syrup they needed to sell the drink in their stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
The US grants a lot of stuff. It even has a grant to promote the domestic maple syrup industry. USDA-AMS-TM-ACER-G-19-0006 grants.gov/web/grants/sea…
Today I learned of The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist where three men they stole 2,700 tons of syrup worth $18 million from a warehouse in Quebec bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Maple syrup grades refers to the color of the syrup, not to its quality. deepmountainmaple.com/map…
Canada has a maple syrup cartel. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
Maple syrup bottles have little handles on them because they originally came in 5lb containers that needed handles to hold, so when shrinking the bottle the handle was kept on because people associated the handle with that product. thekitchn.com/why-do-mapl…
The price of coca-cola stayed at 5Β’ for nearly 70 years. Part of the reason was that the then coke president made deal with bottlers in 1899 that fixed the price of coke syrup for an indefinite period. youtu.be/Bcz0BJGEVUY
How filmmakers create childbirth scenes. They make the "goo" on the baby's skin out of high-fructose corn syrup. theguardian.com/film/2016…
Canadians eat maple syrup covered snow on a stick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
Today I learned about the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist and how over multiple months over 3,000 tons of maple syrup was stolen from a warehouse in Quebec valued around $18.7 Million Canadian Dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In a blind tasting of Coca Cola the tasters preferred Corn Syrup American Coca Cola over Mexican Coca Cola made with sugar. drinks.seriouseats.com/20…
Fanta was invented during WWII when Coca-Cola couldn't import syrup into Nazi Germany due to a trade embargo, so instead invented a new drink, just for Nazi Germany, using only the available ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
The Canadian province of Quebec is responsible for 75% of the world's maple syrup production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
In 2012, thieves stole $30 million in maple syrup from Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve newsfeed.time.com/2012/09…
Honey is more effective at cough suppression than many over the counter cough syrups ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
The US has 1 billion cubic meters of Helium in strategic reserves. Canada, meanwhile, has a maple syrup strategic reserve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Even though the Ancient Romans knew boiling wine and syrup in lead pots was dangerous to their health they kept doing it anyways because other metals would ruin the taste. penelope.uchicago.edu/~gr…
In 2012, $18.7 million worth of maple syrup was stolen from the national reserves in what would be The great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist vanityfair.com/news/2016/…
Pop Rocks candy is made by exposing melted candy syrup to ~600psi of CO2, then allowing it to cool, thereby trapping highly pressurized micro-bubbles of gas in the candy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Coca-Cola Deutschland created Fanta as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo, to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time modernnotion.com/fanta-an…
It is cheaper for U.S. companies to use High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of cane sugar because corn is subsidized at $40 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
A Sugar Plum is not a sugar-coated plum at all but a comfit – a seed, nut, or spice coated with layers of hard sugar. Up to 30 sugar coatings were painstakingly built-up starting with syrup caramelized in a hot pan. The panning process could take hours or days depending on the number of layers. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Swimming in syrup is as easy as water nature.com/news/2004/0409…
There is a rare disease called "Maple Syrup Urine Disease" where the body can not process some amino acids resulting in the urine having a maple syrup odor. It can be fatal. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
One Dr. Pepper plant has used the same recipe for 120 years after refusing to switch over to high fructose corn syrup. But they can only sell it in a 44-mile radius. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub…
High-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies phys.org/news/2013-04-hig…
North-eastern Native American tribes used maple syrup to enhance and improve the taste of their dishes. Making maple syrup production one of the few agricultural processes that is not a European colonial import. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
The image on the front of Lyle’s Golden Syrup is of the dead carcass of a lion which is a reference to the biblical passage Judges 14 in which Samson rips open a lion and later finds that some bees have made honey inside it lylesgoldensyrup.com/our-…
Maple syrup has more calcium than milk sustainabletable.org/438/…
, when it comes to sugar content, high-fructose corn syrup is basically the same as honey. acsh.org/news/2016/12/06/…
Corn syrup, glucose, or other compounds are added to honey in order to increase the volume, thus diluting the honey. steptohealth.com/honey-pu…
Quebec has a β€œmaple syrup cartel” news.vice.com/en_us/artic…
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers control 77% of global maple syrup supply and are commonly referred to as a cartel. wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_…
The Pepsi Co. Throwback line (including Mountain Dew) is sweetened by beet sugar instead of cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Canadians pour maple syrup on snow then eat it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map…
Because maple syrup doesn't always look good on camera, many food advertisers replace it with motor oil in commercials. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Quebec has a maple syrup cartel that has been compared to OPEC. business.time.com/2012/12…
Peter Jackson used so much fake blood for the making of "Braindead" in 1992 that he created a shortage of maple syrup (a raw material in the fake blood) in New Zealand for several weeks. stuff.co.nz/dominion-post…
Today I learned of Maple Syrup Urine Disease, a rare and deadly disease wherein the body cannot metabolize branched amino acids, causing one's urine to smell like Maple Syrup. emedicine.medscape.com/ar…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve newswire.ca/en/story/9486…
Before the arrival of color films, early black and white films would simply use chocolate syrup from squeeze bottles to resemble blood munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
Canada has a Federal Maple-Syrup Reserve controlling 77% of the world's total output america.aljazeera.com/mul…

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