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Old 04-14-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Here are some news about pancake syrup you might want to know:
Pancake Syrup | Caramel Color - Consumer Reports
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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No worries here; I haven't bought or consumed the evil liquid in decades.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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caramel color is in alot of food products, as well as other things

unless you grow and cook all your food yourself, you have ingested all kinds of bad things into your body

it's all good
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Real maple syrup all the way!
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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Real maple syrup for me, too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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i trade venison for real syrup many folks around here make maple syrup...
quite the interesting process
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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From the linked article:
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Two weekly servings of a pancake syrup with the lowest average level in our tests (Log Cabin Original) would pose a negligible cancer risk, defined as 1 in 1,000,000. That means that if one million people were exposed to a given level of 4-MeI daily over a lifetime, no more than one excess cancer would occur in that group as a result. Two weekly servings of any of the syrups in our tests would still be close to negligible.

But for people who have pancake syrup daily, as 4 percent of children between the ages of 1 and 5 do, according to our survey, risk increases. At the highest average 4-MeI level we found, the risk would be 10 times higher than negligible, or one excess case of cancer in 100,000 people who ate that amount daily over a lifetime. According to our experts, thatís the point where risk becomes significant. And if consumed daily, none of the pancake syrups had low enough 4-MeI levels to reach the negligible risk level.
Several points:

First, 1 in 1,000,000 are long enough odds that I'm not going to worry about it. The odds of choking to death on food is far greater than that, yet we don't puree everything we eat to mitigate those chances. Why? In part because non-pureed food is more of a pleasure, and life is about living - not about trying to eliminate every last risk of death, no matter how remote.

Second, any child who consumes syrup daily has more profound health issues than a 1 in 100,000 shot at cancer.

Third, 100% maple syrup. Enough said.

Fourth, for a little variety there's something interesting called birch syrup. It's a little less sweet than maple syrup, with a slight tang to it. Very interesting! (though I still do prefer maple to birch, a little variety is always nice)
Birch Syrup | The Crooked Chimney
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Second, any child who consumes syrup daily has more profound health issues than a 1 in 100,000 shot at cancer.
This was my reaction too. Who is feeding their children syrup daily?
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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This was my reaction too. Who is feeding their children syrup daily?
i agree


ive yet to see any kid have syrup everyday..
do they drink this stuff maple zarex????

at the most i had it once maybe twice a week at times..
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I stopped using "pancake" syrup when I was a kid. I really only used it at all on rare occasions. I actually preferred my pancakes slathered with (real) butter, pick it up like a piece of toast, and eat it. Or when we went to IHOP, I got pigs in blankets and picked up the rolled pancake with the sausage inside and ate it that way.

These days I like it with either just butter, or with butter and maple syrup.

And if I had my own personal chef and personal fitness trainer (to help me work off the calories) I'd eat a scrambled egg (well done), 6 strips of bacon, and one big pancake every other morning, for the rest of my life.

On the alternate days I'd have a garlic bagel toasted with cream cheese, lox, capers, and raw red onions
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