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    Quote Originally Posted by Mead Maple View Post


    Please note, I am only the quality control specialist of this production line. She told me to let everyone know that she doubles the syrup quantity. Not sure if anyone around here would be against that but thought it was worth mentioning ��


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    Thanks for the recipe. Do you think using maple sugar would work too in place of the regular sugar? Usually additional maple is not a bad thing! It looks awesome. Cant wait to try it!
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    After trying this popcorn, I’m sorry for ever saying that maple is a non essential item. I would be willing to trade toilet paper for this stuff.

    Spud

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    Now the kids want to try this on rice Chex. Mead have you done that yet? Thanks again for sharing your recipe. Now that the kids are all home this gives them something to do.

    Spud

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    https://www.themaplenews.com/story/s...rogresses/290/

    On the wholesale side, Bascom said he would be holding off on much of his bulk syrup field buying through third party buyers until he set a new syrup price sometime later in spring.

    “Because of these uncertain times, we feel in may be necessary to delay setting a syrup prices until the 1st half of May,” Bascom said in a letter to his field buyers. “We would ask that you set your buy dates for late May or June and not buy syrup until prices have been set.”

    While field buying has been postponed, barrels of syrup in the back of pickups and straight beds were piling into Bascom’s warehouse in Alstead, N.H. over the weekend. Staffers there were commenting they have never seen so many barrels come in so early.
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    Funny. I started reading this thread because I sell through a buyer to Bascoms and this is important news, now I'm sitting here typing this as my wife is popping popcorn so I can make this recipe for my Wife, Daughter, and Nephews who all are cheering "POPCORN!" Thanks for taking a less than happy thread for me and making it sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud View Post
    Now the kids want to try this on rice Chex. Mead have you done that yet? Thanks again for sharing your recipe. Now that the kids are all home this gives them something to do.

    Spud
    I have not. But since we love Muddy Buddies so much I think you might be on to something. I will get my production manager on it and I will personally guarantee the highest level of quality control.


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    We started making maple popcorn back in the mid 80s. Stuff is addicting! As for how this pandemic is affecting my syrup sales yes, wholesale sales have just about completely stopped. That is starting to hurt. Retail sales are a little slower but not to bad yet.

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    How is everyone protecting themselves? That’s what I haven’t really seen yet. My wife is usually on the “ front lines “ selling syrup, but you have absolutely no idea about anyone’s exposure level that comes in. I told her thought we should make a sign for people to stand outside and we will get and set their syrup outside,but there’s still the issue of payment. Cash has always been deemed dirty,but even more so now.
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    We have 2 wall mounted hand sanitizer stations we installed last year. They get used often. We also have a container of sanitizing wipes on the sales counter.

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    My retail this year this year has only been done from 2 locations local and plus online. I have sold from my house. For that the customer has to call ahead and place the order, I give them the total due and instruct them to put it in an envelope and write their name on the outside. I set the syrup out on my steps and they put the envelope in my mailbox and take the syrup. I then get the envelope using gloves, verify they wrote their name on it, and then I set that envelope aside for at least a week. So far everyone has paid the correct amount. My other local retail was very well stocked 4 weeks ago, and has sold more syrup than usual for Feb and March. I'll need to figure how to restock safely because according to my daily reports my stock is running low. I will likely restock next Monday or Tuesday wearing gloves and an N95 mask. Then come home, change my clothes and take a shower. That location remains open on limited hours, opening 1 hr later and closing 1 hr earlier than normal.
    While my online sales have been slightly slower, I'm still shipping syrup. All in all, my sales since this began are above what they were for the same time frame ever. Because of the success of my one outside retail outlet.
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