I said nothing about pure cranberry juice. More senseless drivel on your part. It is not lost on me that cranberry juice needs to be sweetened or mixed with other fruit juices in order to be palitable. I never claimed to have had pure cranberry juice.<quoted text>
Sorry, but you have never had "pure cranberry juice."
Not once. Not ever.
An explanation is necessary. For almost 20 years I dealt
with Ocean Spray as well as a couple dozen cranberry
growers here in Oregon. "Pure cranberry juice" is nasty,
bitter stuff that only becomes palatable by dilution,
which means it is no longer "pure" when it hits the
grocery shelves. In short, cranberry juice is nothing
like orange juice. It has been blended with things other
than cranberry product.
Maple syrup is much the same. I know because I have family
who tap maples in Vermont and send us some every year.
It is nothing like the maple syrup you buy in the store.
Why? Because it is typically so thick it barely comes out
of the jar or container. It is wonderful stuff, but we
found it best use for baking purposes, where a little goes
a long way. Used on pancakes or such it is way more
expensive than the "maple syrup" you typically find on
the shelves at the grocery store ... i.e. Mrs. Butterworth's
or Log Cabin.
Sidebar: We have a quart of "pure maple syrup" in the
fridge right now. It takes about 30 seconds to get a
tablespoon of the stuff out of the container.
On the other hand, maple syrup does not have to be mixed with anything else to taste sweet and delicious. BTW, the thinckness of maple syrup is dependent on the amount of boiling it goes through. If one wants a less thick pure maple syrup, it can be obtained by boiling it less. And the last I checked, this post was about adulterated maple syrup fraudulently being represented as 100% pure, paying premium prices for a more cheaply made product. Give it up!