The other day I was on the phone with someone who I was hoping might retail Bobo’s. He scolded me, “ There’s not a list of ingredients on your bottle.”
I was quiet, thinking he might be joking. After a suitable pause I said, “It’s just maple syrup. There’s nothing else in it.”
“There’s no sugar or anything else in it?”
Later, I was curious and took a glance at what many people pour on their breakfasts.
Here’s the ingredient list for House Recipe Low-Calorie Syrup:
INGREDIENTS: Water, Sorbitrol, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xylitol, Sodium Benzoate, Aspartame (Nutrasweet), Acesulfame Potassium, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Caramel Color.PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE
BUT, the good news is that fake maple syrup is “80% lower in calories than regular syrup. Regular syrup has 100 calories, House Recipe has 17 calories per 30 ml serving.” Its good they have something to be proud about.
Maybe a new Bobo’s label should say this:
Bobo’s Mountain Sugar
INGREDIENTS: Sap from Maple Trees
Contains more calories than fake maple syrup.