"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:21 AM   #11
Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 79
Wow, i just had memories from my childhood, making our own maple syrup. We had the little things we put in the trees and everything. Man. Those were the good ol' days!
__________________

__________________
Whole Wheat Cookbook Blog
Ripliancum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #12
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constance
I really don't have a choice where I live...we generally go with Aunt Jemima's.
If you haven't done so,you really must try the real stuff... I was quite disappointed with aunt jemimas when I tried it. (Not that it's worse, just 'different' and not what I was expecting).
__________________

__________________
desertland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 11:50 AM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Yes, Connie, Aunt Jemima, as well as Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth etc. they are not the REAL maple syrup. They are mostly artificially flavoured. (some of them might proudly claim "made with real maple syrup"!!, and when you check the ingredients, it would only contain like 2% of the real syrup... )
I am a bit ashamed to admit I never thought I particularly cared for the maple syrup for a long time, but it was only because I had never tasted the pure real maple syrup. It may cost a lot more but it will be worth it... tasting is believing, they are so much better, totally a different story!!
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2006, 12:18 AM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Key West FL
Posts: 253
I've never paid attention to the grade... I'm yet to taste a maple syrup that wasn't delicious!
__________________
biev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2006, 11:51 AM   #15
Senior Cook
 
Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 330
I'll take it all, love it all, go to maple syrup camp near here a couple times a year. I just don't buy it because it would completely destroy my diet. lol
__________________
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albrighthttp://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...s/tripcopy.jpg
Trip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2006, 05:32 PM   #16
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Key West FL
Posts: 253
Oh god. I have a brick of maple sugar in my fridge and I've just been munching on it... one bite is enough to make my head spin... but I can't help it, it's there, you know? Diabetes will be knocking at my door soon if I don't get rid of the thing...
__________________
biev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2006, 08:31 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
I love the flavor of the real thing ... less sweet, more taste. I'm not a sweets fanatic, so real maple tastes better to me than "syrup with maple flavor". I also prefer dark chocolate to milk. I'm just not a sugar junkie, I guess (believe me, I have my own set of vices, this isn't critism). I don't know much about the grades, even though it is made only a few miles north of us. Since there are only two of us in the household, we only have the real thing on hand. One of those things where we don't use it often, but do the best when we do it.
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #18
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Key West FL
Posts: 253
lol, I just noticed maple syrup was considered "ethnic" food
__________________

__________________
biev is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.