While sugar may be a key ingredient in maple syrup, the maple syrup industry isn’t always so sweet. Italy may be credited with the origin of the Mafia, but it is Quebec who is credited with the creation of the Maple Syrup Mafia. That’s right, a Maple Syrup Mafia. Intimidating isn’t it?

 

Read all about Angèle Grenier’s legal battle with the Maple Syrup Mafia here

Between August 2011 and 2012 thieves made off with 9600 barrels of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about 95 kilometres southwest of Quebec City. Read more here

A Quebec man was charged after police found massive amounts of cocaine hidden in maple syrup canisters. Read more here

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