2/28/17 – Maple Syrup


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We had a F/D question yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD5) – As of 2015, in both Canada and the United States, Golden Color/Delicate Taste, Amber Color/Rich Taste, Dark Color/Robust Flavor, and Very Dark/Strong Flavor are classifications, all categorized within Grade A, for what food product?

The Canada/US touch was very nice, as the answer is maple syrup. I thought I had asked this question before, in a Breakfast or Pancakes addition, but had not. Here are the bottles, so that might make it easier to remember.


I now go 2 for 2 in the F/D category. However, despite having 24 out of a total 30 questions right so far, I’m 22nd out of 26, and support a 1-4 record. Rundle A hits you fast.

Here’s five questions about the sticky sweet. Enjoy!

1. In 2014, Vermont had the largest share of maple syrup production, which should come to no surprise, with 42% of the US market. Name either state that comes in 2nd, both producing 17% of the market.

2. First introduced in 1887, grocer Patrick James Towle produced what syrup now owned by Pinnacle Foods, and was named for a structure associated with Towle’s childhood hero?

3. What is Mrs. Butterworth’s first name? Her first name is the same as the most prominent word on cookbook author Irma S. Rombauer’s most famous book.

Question 3

4. Name the word that has been redacted from this mid-Atlantic syrup, which is certainly one of the best things about living in the South.

Question 4

5. Give the five-letter name of the device seen here.

Question 5



1. Maine and New York
2. Log Cabin Syrup
3. Joy
4. King
5. Spile

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