Maple Caper Resolved
No word yet on WHO the perps are and of course the media boobs are still using the term "alleged crime".
There is however, a take away from the theft of bout 2.7 million kilos of maple syrup, worth up to $18 million.
Quebec maple sugar barons are a lot like OPEC.
1- The Maple Producers of Quebec keep a "strategic" stockpile of 20 million kilograms (44 million pounds) of sugar syrup. Worth $120 million
2- This makes the stated value approximately 6 bucks per kilo. Last time I bought real syrup at a retail store, the price was about 10 times that.
3- Quebec produces up to 80% of the world supply of maple sugar syrup.
NOTE: Some farmers in SW Ontario sell direct for about $6 to $10 a liter.
I'm going to make some pancakes .... cheers!