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Maple Syrup | Real vs Fake?

Question:

Hi Doc,

We’ve been invited for the past few years to our neighbour’s Stampede breakfast event. We’re very happy to be invited but, we have an ethical dilemma: they serve fake syrup. You know, the kind that comes in an anthropomorphic bottle. Do we say something?

Signed,

Conn Flicted

Answer:

Dear Mr. Flicted,

Tough one.

If you’re serving 5,000 people in a parking lot, we can let the syrup thing slide. If you’re flipping flapjacks for a horde of drunken geologists at eight in the morning, we can also forgive the slip in authenticity.

But a small private event? Well, I think we have to stand on our Canadian principles at some point don’t we? In my opinion their home should be avoided at all costs, and, possibly, egged. A message needs to be sent.

Yours in Syrup,

Doctor McGrillemup


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