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Default Refrigerating Maple Syrup? - 09-12-2011, 10:57 AM

So, I've noticed a growing trend in whether or not people keep this stuff cold. My folks never have, and as a result, I tend not to. But after a roommate of mine pointed it out, I realize a lot of syrup bottles say to refrigerate after opening it.

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Default 09-12-2011, 01:25 PM

I've never had syrup go bad before in my life, so refrigerating has never been necessary...


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Default 09-12-2011, 07:28 PM

Syrup is made of pure sugar, so it's unlikely to go off. It may go hard and crystaline tho, after a few years. But I never kept syrup in the fridge; it did alright in the larder.

Then again, syrup never is around long enough to crystalise in my house.


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Default 09-13-2011, 04:50 PM

Neither. Most of the time it just waits in the cupboard, I know some people who do keep syrup in the fridge but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.


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Default 09-13-2011, 06:49 PM

I use the 100% pure Canadian stuff and it always stays in the pantry, even during our hot Australian summers, never had a problem with crystallization or it going bad.
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Default 09-14-2011, 01:06 AM

Oh wow...normally I'm a freak about following food lables EXACTLY, but I won't be putting my syrup in the fridge. Only acception I'd make are the fruit flavored syrups.

On a slightly related topic...who refrigerates other things while other people don't? I for one ALWAYS refrigerate my mustard, but FREAKED out when I saw my In-Laws did not, ew, lol. But then they think I'M the wierd one because I don't refrigerate my vegetable/canola oil. Course, there are bound to be differences between us. I'm a mid-westerner and they're southerners! You should have seen me at Thanksgiving, I about cried from all the differences with food, lol.


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Default 09-15-2011, 08:42 AM

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I use the 100% pure Canadian stuff and it always stays in the pantry, even during our hot Australian summers, never had a problem with crystallization or it going bad.
Probably cuz it's the 100% stuff. The stuff we get here isn't 100%; it's often just flavoured syrup. Golden syrup is more popular over here; and that often crystalises if you leave it for too long. Not talking about days, weeks, months here; you get a bit of crystal if you leave it years.


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