If there’s one thing we Canadians take seriously, it’s maple syrup (and if we had to pick two, it would be maple syrup and hockey). So when someone messes with that sweet maple concoction, we don’t take it lightly. Last week over $150,000 worth of maple syrup was stolen from a storage facility and Canadians are rightfully concerned. The Canadian news has been covering this story like the national tragedy it is.
According to CTV News, maple syrup is 25 times more valuable than oil (though, priceless to us) and thefts have been on the rise in the past few years. This latest theft, however, is minor compared to other syrup heists, the report says. In the Great Maple Syrup Heist of 2011/2012, thieves stole $18 million of the good stuff. Doesn’t that strike fear into your Canadian heart?
Safe to say, Canadians are freaking out.
Canada now has to note which maple syrup heist we are talking about.
— Cara (@HappyCaraT) August 12, 2016
— Victoria Day (@vdayoils) August 12, 2016
There’s a maple syrup heist in Canada and omg I’m peeing myself. Did the thieves say thank you after they stole it?
— Molly Aquafina (@_MMG_XV) August 12, 2016
There is a $10,000 reward for the return of the precious Canadian commodity but that’s nothing compared to the value of the syrup. So keep on the lookout for 20,000 litres of stolen maple syrup. That shouldn’t be too hard to find, right?
So, to those Trump-fleeing Americans, we may have universal health care and an amazing Prime Minister, but the environment is uncertain and terrifying for maple syrup right now. Consider yourselves warned.
can you believe this is Canada’s main problem “Dastardly thieves make off with $150,000 of maple syrup”https://t.co/KVroISyyC7
— zach☁️ (@frontrowshawn) August 13, 2016
Only in Canada.