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  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html

    Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    before this stuff hits the market.

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:09:19 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    >
    > http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    >
    > Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    > held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    > contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    > before this stuff hits the market.


    Something is still funky. Another report says they found 600 barrels,
    not the 16,000 originally reported.

    <http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/03/police-seize-more-than-600-barrels-maple-syrup-in-new-brunswick/>

    And of the three reports I've read, nothing official has been said nor
    denied.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:09:19 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    >
    > http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    >
    > Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    > held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    > contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    > before this stuff hits the market.


    And here's another report that says 700-800 barrels, and that the
    original amount stolen was never reported.

    And a trailer truck can carry much more than 50 45 gallon barrels at a
    a time.

    And no arrests have been made, but somehow they are positive that this
    distributors 600-800 barrels were stolen?

    Something is just not right here. Sounds liek the Canadians need more
    practice at the whole swindle-scam thing and how to present it to the
    media.

    -sw

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:09:19 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    >>
    >> http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    >>
    >> Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    >> held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    >> contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    >> before this stuff hits the market.

    >
    > Something is still funky. Another report says they found 600 barrels,
    > not the 16,000 originally reported.
    >
    > <http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/03/police-seize-more-than-600-barrels-maple-syrup-in-new-brunswick/>
    >
    > And of the three reports I've read, nothing official has been said nor
    > denied.
    >
    > -sw


    It presents some problems for the thieves. How do they inconspicuously divvy
    up 600, never mind 16,000, barrels of syrup, and how do they spend the loot?



  5. #5
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!


    "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4itsr$qf9$[email protected]..
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:09:19 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    >>>
    >>> Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    >>> held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    >>> contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    >>> before this stuff hits the market.

    >>
    >> Something is still funky. Another report says they found 600 barrels,
    >> not the 16,000 originally reported.
    >>
    >> <http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/03/police-seize-more-than-600-barrels-maple-syrup-in-new-brunswick/>
    >>
    >> And of the three reports I've read, nothing official has been said nor
    >> denied.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > It presents some problems for the thieves. How do they inconspicuously
    > divvy up 600, never mind 16,000, barrels of syrup, and how do they spend
    > the loot?


    It is for personal use, officer. I'm telling you the truth, officer.



  6. #6
    T Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    >
    > http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    >
    > Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    > held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    > contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    > before this stuff hits the market.


    Well - one other thing about maple syrup. Just because it says Grade A
    it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best one.

    I had a recipe that called for Grade B Maple Syrup. Found it at Whole
    Foods.

    I definitely prefer Grade B. And I note Trader Joe's now sells Grade B
    syrup.

    It tastes like maple sugar candy.



  7. #7
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!


    T wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > Found in New Brunswick, an English-speaking province.
    > >
    > > http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html
    > >
    > > Though I'm not sure I'd want to eat syrup that's been
    > > held by criminals under unknown conditions. Might be
    > > contaminated. If you use maple syrup, better stock up
    > > before this stuff hits the market.

    >
    > Well - one other thing about maple syrup. Just because it says Grade A
    > it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best one.
    >
    > I had a recipe that called for Grade B Maple Syrup. Found it at Whole
    > Foods.
    >
    > I definitely prefer Grade B. And I note Trader Joe's now sells Grade B
    > syrup.
    >
    > It tastes like maple sugar candy.


    The grading is based on color, with the lighter color being "higher"
    grade, while the darker colors tend to have stronger flavor.

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    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...807/story.html


    Well, at least the decline in standards for written English isn't
    confined to the U.S.

    "If you like your maple syrup hot, there’s tons
    of it out there.

    Literally."

    If that's true, then cooking with heat must be figurative. Duh.





  9. #9
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Great Maple Syrup Caper Solved !!!

    Somebody's imagination has acquired concrete overshoes.

    > It presents some problems for the thieves. How do they inconspicuously divvy
    > up 600, never mind 16,000, barrels of syrup, and how do they spend the loot?


    Sorry, Mary, but that's a completely wrong scenario.

    It was almost certainly an inside job. Did you read the part about the
    syrup being insured? I think the plan was similar to collectibles like
    art and jewels. The thieves make off with the goods, then sell it back
    to the insurer at a discount. It's been done with liquor too.

    I suggest you go back to scolding Shelley. You're usually right about
    his fatuousness.



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