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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:12 PM

Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage of maple syrup

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/25/1059236116/canada-taps-into-strategic-reserves-to-deal-with-massive-shortage-of-maple-syrup

While high gas prices have pushed President Biden to tap into the US's strategic oil reserves, America's neighbor to the north is also dealing with a shortage of another so-called "liquid gold".

The Canadian group Quebec Maple Syrup Producers recently announced it was releasing about 50 million pounds of its strategic maple syrup reserves about half of the total stockpile.

Quebec produces nearly 70% of the world's maple syrup, with the US being its biggest client for the sweet stuff. However, this year producers weren't able to keep up with worldwide demand, which jumped 21%, according to Bloomberg.

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Reply Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage of maple syrup (Original post)
Shrek Nov 25 OP
CrackityJones75 Nov 25 #1
aggiesal Nov 26 #9
DBoon Nov 25 #2
Hoyt Nov 25 #3
watrwefitinfor Nov 26 #15
Hoyt Nov 26 #20
sarcasmo Nov 25 #4
BigmanPigman Nov 25 #5
SergeStorms Nov 25 #6
Justice matters. Nov 26 #10
Lars39 Nov 26 #17
nvme Nov 26 #7
C Moon Nov 26 #8
Justice matters. Nov 26 #11
cstanleytech Nov 26 #12
NameAlreadyTaken Nov 26 #13
KentuckyWoman Nov 26 #14
Mariana Nov 26 #24
jalan48 Nov 26 #16
iemanja Nov 26 #19
jalan48 Nov 26 #21
iemanja Nov 26 #22
jalan48 Nov 26 #23
Hekate Nov 26 #18
Irish_Dem Nov 26 #25

Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:16 PM

1. Wait.... Not the onion?

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:49 AM

9. The 1st thing I thought was ...

this has to be The Onion or The Borowitz Report.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:30 PM

2. What next? A shortage of pancake flour?

I hope there are strategic reserves for pancake flour.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:35 PM

3. My grandad, born in 1890s, needed his maple syrup biscuits before working farm.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:01 PM

15. My granddad, born in 1889 (in South Carolina)

needed his cane syrup biscuits each morning before working the farm. I thought he was the only person in the world who started his day that way.

Could they have been related?

Wat

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Response to watrwefitinfor (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:19 PM

20. Cool. My grandad lived in rural Georgia. He loved that stuff. Took a toll on his heart though.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:51 PM

4. Canadian Bacon reboot called Maple Syrup.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:52 PM

5. Is this why Trader Joe's stopped carrying Maple Butter Spread

after I became addicted to it? A similar jar is available for 3 times the price on Amazon. Liquid Gold is right.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:55 PM

6. Why the sudden jump in demand?

Is someone trying to corner the Maple Syrup market? 🤔

To hell with crypto currencies, I'm stocking up on Maple Syrup.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:50 AM

10. LEYLAH:)

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:10 PM

17. Keto

Been seeing it a bit in recipes.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:06 AM

7. I AM WILLING TO PITCH IN WITH TP

FROM MY STRATEGIC RESERVES

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:21 AM

8. I guess I could google it, but it maple syrup actually that popular in Canada?

I always thought it was a joke.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:58 AM

11. Stats here from Google:

Is Canada the largest exporter of maple syrup?

Canada is the world's largest exporter of maple products in terms of value and volume, with exports valued at $515 million in 2020, up 19.8% from 2019. In terms of value, Quebec accounted for 96.4% of Canadian maple product exports in 2020.

Statistical Overview of the Canadian Maple Industry 2020https://agriculture.canada.ca files documents
PDF

Search for: Is Canada the largest exporter of maple syrup?

How much of the world's supply of maple syrup comes from Canada?

Canada produces 85 percent of the world's maple syrup. With for- ests brimming with majestic red, black and sugar maples, the country has just the right mix of cold spring nights and warm daytime temperatures to produce an abundance of the clear-coloured sap used to make maple syrup.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 12:58 AM

12. According to wiki they supply 80% of the worlds supply.

What this might be an issue of as the demand collapsed in 2020 due to the virus they cut back on production.
Now though demand is increasing worldwide as restaurants and hotels are opening backup so now Canada is trying to supply it but it takes time to ramp production back up to meet the demand and that is why we are seeing shortages in other areas as well.
Of course the morons panic buying due to watching to many other morons videos on YouTube and other media sites doomsaying does not help the situation either.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:29 AM

13. Now can we build that pipeline? I have

a stack of pancakes getting cold.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:51 AM

14. In Quebec we could not find maple from Canada

From local farmer markets to grocery to tourist shops... everything was product of Vermont.

We asked about it and were told in 3 places Vermont is considered better.

It was puzzling.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:39 PM

24. That may be true, but the difference would be very subtle.

I make my own maple syrup. I tastes different than any commercial product, probably because mine is made from the sap of about six trees, rather than that of hundreds or thousands of trees, all mixed together.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:06 PM

16. I love maple syrup on hot cereal. Glad they tapped into those reserves.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:13 PM

19. You shouldn't have told me that

It never occurred to me to put maple syrup on hot cereal until now. Sounds so good.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:19 PM

21. Super yummy especially if you use some half and half with the milk.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:20 PM

22. Naughty, naughty

Sounds delicious. Puts a whole new light on oatmeal.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:25 PM

23. Yep-as long as my cholesterol level and my weight don' t get out of hand.

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 03:13 PM

18. Who knew?

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Response to Shrek (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 06:58 PM

25. Maple syrup on vanilla ice cream is really good.

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