The Fake Stuff
Below is a list of the most common "maple" syrups available at your local grocery store and the wonderful ingredients they contain. Why would someone prefer a product with preservatives, natural flavors, and etc. over a 100% natural, locally made product?
AUNT JEMIMA, ORIGINAL SYRUP
INGREDIENTS: Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Cellulose Gum, Caramel Color, Salt, Sodium Benzoate And Sorbic Acid (Preservatives), Artificial And Natural Flavors, Sodium Hexametaphosphate.
LOG CABIN, ORIGINAL SYRUP
INGREDIENTS: Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar Syrup, Pure Maple Syrup, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate And Sorbic Acid (Preservatives), Invert Sugar, Natural And Artificial Flavor.
LOG CABIN, ALL NATURAL SYRUP Beware of this one, it looks suspiciously similar to the real maple syrup container.
INGREDIENTS: Syrup, (Brown Rice, Sugar, Maple [4%]) Water. Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Caramel Color.
KELLOGG'S, EGGO, ORIGINAL SYRUP
INGREDIENTS: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar Syrup, Natural Maple Flavor, and Artificial Maple Flavor, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, (Preservative) Caramel Color.
HUNGRY JACK, REGULAR SYRUP IN MICROWAVABLE BOTTLE
INGREDIENTS: Syrup (Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup); Water; Contains 2% Or Less of: Salt; Cellulose Gum; Natural and Artificial Flavor; Sorbic Acid; Sodium Benzoate and Sulfur Dioxide (Preservatives); Caramel Color; Sodium Citrate.
INGREDIENTS: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Natural & Artificial Maple Flavor (Contains: Propylene Glycol, Water, Corn Syrup, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Dextrose, Caramel Color, Sulfites), Cellulose Gum, Caramel Color (Sulfites), Sodium Benzoate, And Sorbic Acid (To Preserve Freshness).
All information taken from www.walmart.com