In the β€œThe Wizard Of Oz” movie, the Tin Man cried chocolate syrup instead of actual machine oil as the oil didn’t show up well on film today.com/popculture/wiza…
Coca-Cola makes most of its money from selling syrup to companies that manufacture and distribute their drinks and, as a result, it has a group dedicated to sending resources and experts to help any that are in financial trouble. This helps avoid image and logistical problems for the brand. investopedia.com/articles…
Coca-Cola still uses coca-leaves as an ingredient in its syrup. The cocaine is removed at a unique US government authorized factory in New Jersey. businessinsider.com/what-…
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…
High fructose corn syrup is no more unhealthy than natural sugars. The quantity of sugar consumed plays a fair more significant role in health. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The most costly heist in Canadian History was of nearly 3,000 tons of Maple Syrup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
There is a type of mushroom called the Candy Cap which, when dried, tastes strongly of maple syrup. bayareamushrooms.org/mush…
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…
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…
There is a maple syrup cartel in Canada and that thieves stole $18.7 million from their reserves. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
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…
"Coffee Milk", a sweet drink made with coffee syrup or extract and milk, is the official state drink of Rhode Island eatyourworld.com/destinat…
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…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve- much like the US has a strategic reserve of gasoline vpr.org/post/inside-globa…
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…
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…
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…
The actual Coca-Cola syrup formula remains a secret, known only to a very few select (and anonymous) employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
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_…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
During the American Civil War, maple syrup was advertised as a socially responsible alternative to slave-produced cane sugar. adirondackalmanack.com/20…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
It takes 40 gallons of tree sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. tapmytrees.com/faq/
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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/…
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/…
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…
Canadians make a candy called tire d'Γ©rable by pouring maple syrup on snow, then rolling it onto sticks. buttonsoup.ca/maple-taffy…

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