14 June 2009


Doesn't this maple syrup look like a healthier, better for you, version of syrup?

I mean, look - there are woods in the drawing on the label and maple syrup comes from trees - right? And this company has been making this sticky stuff since 1889. Shouldn't that imply quality?

Yeah, at least that's what I thought when I saw it on the shelf at my local grocery store.

At breakfast I was reading the back label, something I should have done at the store I guess, and realized that it was just normal old-full-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup syrup. Shucks!

I was tricked by a nice label.


  1. And these first mentioned thoughts were probably exactly what this label meant to imply to the grocery shopper! ;-)

  2. we use the sugar free version of bodenberry's and it's pretty tasty...

  3. I like cake. Cake makes me happy. People say I'm happy all the time.

  4. Jody - you make me laugh. A lot.

    Sarah - sugar free syrup? Isn't the point of syrup to add more sugar to the already sweet pancakes???

  5. The color is too dark though. Was the bottle plastic or glass? If it was glass, I would have been fooled as well;)

  6. Oh - the glass bottle. You're totally right - glass is always a dead give away!!