Pure maple syrup versus Log Cabin

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Pure maple syrup versus Log Cabin

Mr. John Mr. John
We raised are kids only having pure maple syrup. When my daughter started doing sleepovers at friends, I remember being surprised when she asked why we used the pure maple syrup, rather than Log Cabin or Aunt Jemima like all her friends. We gave her all the taste and health reasons, but in the end we ended up having Log Cabin in the pantry, so that my daughter had it available when we hosted a sleepover.

I know that maple syrup might seem a be a bit silly, but if you think about it with regard to peer pressure, it really isn't. All of us growing up have faced some form of peer pressure. Even something seemingly so innocuous like maple syrup demonstrates the subtle pressures placed upon our kids.
05/06/2013
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ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
That's a interesting view on peer pressure. I personally grew up with the bottled stuff as my parents had money troubles when I was younger. As I got a little older and more time passed things got better money wise but it was just normal for us to have the crappy stuff.

Now as an adult in my own house I actually prefer the taste of the "real" stuff. My partner has family up in Canada. Whenever they come down they bring their own home made syrup! It's awesome!

In regards to peer pressure, I have a little story involving breakfast food as well! As a kid I always ate eggs plain or with a little syrup like everyone else in the family. I went to a sleepover with a bunch of friends and most of them were eating ketchup on their eggs. I didn't want to feel left out so I tried it. Though I hated it, it did it anyway!
05/06/2013
Catan Catan
I prefer the corn syrup stuff over the tree sap! I've got a very unhealthy sweet tooth!
Don't give in to the peer pressure; expose your daughters friends to the good stuff when they come over. Kids often don't experience enough variety in their lives.
05/06/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Catan
I prefer the corn syrup stuff over the tree sap! I've got a very unhealthy sweet tooth!
Don't give in to the peer pressure; expose your daughters friends to the good stuff when they come over. Kids often don't experience enough ...
That's the truth.
05/06/2013
CutiePatootie CutiePatootie
I prefer real maple syrup. I don't remember caring what kind I used as a kid growing up though.
05/06/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I can't stand the Log Cabin and other brands. It is high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and artificial flavors, and it's gross. I grew up with both, but grew to love the pure maple more. I also like agave syrup, although not as much.
05/06/2013
Rossie Rossie
We only use medium amber pure maple syrup on our pancakes, can't stand those sweet and artificial stuff.
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alliegator alliegator
I prefer the real stuff to fake, though I prefer fruit and whipped cream or butter or jam to maple syrup.
05/06/2013
Sammi Sammi
I can't stand syrup, although I'd try real maple syrup once to see if it was any good.
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
There's a difference? I honestly haven't noticed
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married with children married with children
we have only ever used the real stuff. I cant stand the fake syrup taste.
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SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I like pure maple syrup. But sometimes people prefer SPAM, sausages and other junk to real meat.
05/07/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I prefer real maple syrup but I hate how expensive it is compared to the fake stuff.
05/07/2013
bratcat bratcat
This is a very interesting post on peer pressure, and may be the time to talk to your daughter about what it is and the negative ways it can affect her, maybe using this same example. What Catan says is also important, a lot of kids indulged in new experiences through friends and being with their families so maybe keeping the pure maple syrup always stocked could really benefit and expand those kids who try it world view/plate.

Personally i love pure maple syrup or agave syrup opposed to the super sugary stuff, although i'm not opposed to using it if it's whats offered.
05/07/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by ShadowedSeductress
That's a interesting view on peer pressure. I personally grew up with the bottled stuff as my parents had money troubles when I was younger. As I got a little older and more time passed things got better money wise but it was just normal for us ...
Same here, the good stuff was a rare treat.

A review pee pressure situation for me was being at someones house and there were using that clear Caro syrup. Not a fan of that!
05/07/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I grew up on Log Cabin...liked it and still do and it's much cheaper. Now we use the real stuff and love it...but had to use some fake stuff in a pinch and it was ok too.
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