The 150th celebration of Canada’s birthday is finally here and, naturally, I am writing about something that is on the minds and hearts of all Canadians. Maple Syrup! All Canadians love maple syrup, right? Well, to celebrate Canada’s 150th year I have secured a bottle of the finest maple syrup in the country and I wanted to share all of the uses I have planned for it this weekend!
Before we get to the list, I want to give this beautiful bottle of maple syrup its due attention. The sap for this bottle was carefully collected from a 125 year old tree by Dare, a 125 year old Canadian company, on a family owned sugar bush in Saint-Sophie-d’Halifax, Quebec. The syrup was used to make Dare’s Limited Edition Maple Crème cookies, which are shaped like maple leafs and available in stores now, and only a small amount of these maple syrup bottles were made from what was left.
As you can tell I take my maple syrup seriously and have already begun planning how I will use this special bottle this weekend. Here are just a few of the ideas I had…
1. Maple Shampoo –
Don’t you get tired of your hair smelling like lavender or spices? Think of how patriotic it would be to have hair that smelled like your country this Canada Day weekend! It’s either this or finding a beaver to carry around with you. This seems like the easier plan to me.
2. Maple Laundry Detergent –
Maybe great smelling hair isn’t enough for you? Besides, why just have great smelling hair when you could soak your entire wardrobe in Canadiana? Just add a capful of this 125 year old bottle of joy to your washing machine and let the magic begin!
3. Maple Sunscreen –
Let’s be honest, summer can get hot here in the nation’s capital and sunscreen is a must. Why have boring old sunscreen when you could have a sunscreen that not only blocks the sun but also tastes great?! (*Note – There is no scientific evidence that maple sunscreen would protect you from the sun)
4. Maple Spaghetti –
You can’t honestly sit there and tell me you didn’t think it was a great idea when Buddy poured maple syrup all over his spaghetti in the movie Elf. Spaghetti Saturday is about to get a lot more fun this weekend!
5. Eating Dare’s Limited Edition Maple Crème cookies, of course!
You can’t enjoy this syrup without tasting the very product it was created for, plus they are SHAPED LIKE MAPLE LEAVES!!! Pro-Tip: If you have some maple syrup left over after all your experimenting, why not use it as a cookie dip?? Just don’t tell the kids!
I hope you all have an amazing Canada Day weekend filled with family, fun and laughter! As a special Canada Day surprise I am also going to give away a Dare Limited Edition Maple Crème prize pack, which includes a special bottle of maple syrup for you to try! Just leave a comment below and let me know what food you would use the special maple syrup on. It can be serious, funny or downright weird and you’ll get no judgement from this guy!
Happy Canada Day!!!
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.