In today's mailbox, there is a message from PETA about seals and maple syrup. Oh Lord, don't tell me that...that...is that why it's so sticky? Oh no.
Well, as it turns out, there really isn't a bit of seal in the syrup, but a whole lot of Canada. You see, Canada produces 85% of the maple syrup in the global market, and the U.S. is her biggest customer. We're talking more of an economic embargo than sweetening Canadian maple syrup with seal blood. So, the next time you need to stock up on maple syrup, make sure it's made in Vermont.