Maple Syrup Heist Leaves Quebec in a Sticky Mess

Photograph by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times via Redux

Anyone who has ever craved a dose of maple syrup—the real stuff, not the high fructose corn syrup that comes in a container shaped like a matronly woman—already knows it’s the nutritional equivalent of liquid gold. There’s that earthy sweet taste. There’s the price, which can easily reach $60 a gallon or more.

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