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Old 08-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Map-o-Spread

Some friends of ours are finally moving back to Texas from Canada (long, long, long story). Mrs .40's best friend brought me a jar of Map-o-Spread. It has the consistency of spun-honey and tastes like sort of like maple syrup. She explained that it was a staple food product in their area of the country.

I spread some on pancakes this morning and it was pretty good. A pleasant change of pace.

Anyone have experience with this product or know of a unique way to use it?

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Old 08-15-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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How does the taste compare to plain old real maple syrup?
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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It's much sweeter than maple syrup. Almost like maple syrup mixed with Eagle Brand milk.

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Sounds like a spread for toast or muffins, etc.

Could it be just super concentrated syrup with air whipped in? Is there an ingredients label?
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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Ingredients: Sugar/glucose-fructose, water, artificial flavour, copra oil, agar, potassium sulphate, colour.

Made in Quebec

The jar says to spread on toast or other delectables. I just thought some of our Canadian members might have a specific use for it.



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Old 08-15-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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If you search online for it, it comes up as a Smuckers product from Canada. If you go to the Smuckers website (both US and Canadian) there is no mention of it at all.

It's disappointing that it's a concoction of stuff made to taste maple-like. The hyphenated almost "maple" name should have been a clue. Sort of like when a product label says 'chocolaty' rather than 'chocolate'. Code for, "Does not actually contain real chocolate".
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