Read this little piece in The Advertiser during the last week.
Three people have been arrested in connection with a huge maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse which had put a dent in the global supply.
Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of syrup stolen in August. But the warehouse contained Quebec's maple syrup reserves, which were supposed to hold 4.54 million kilograms, valued at $30 million."
I buy "100% genuine Canadian Maple Syrup", (well, that's what the label says), to pour on my pancakes.
Over here in OZ it comes in small bottles of 200ml, for about $9 each, but I don't have pancakes every day, not even every week, so it lasts me quite a while which makes the cost a little easier to bear.
Besides, it's the best tasting syrup.
I'm wondering now what someone would do with 4.54 kilograms of syrup.
What size pancake are they making?
How do you get away with 4.54 kilos of syrup?
Was it stored in bottles? Large tanks?
Did nobody notice huge trucks backing up and taking off again?
Will there be syrup in the store the next time I want to buy some?
Reminds me of the time my mum sat on her front porch and watched a moving van back into a driveway, load all the furniture and take off again.
She assumed the people were moving out.
They were on holiday for a few weeks and they came home to a completely empty house.
The "moving men" were thieves.
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