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Maple syrup

Shady Maple Farms Pure Maple Syrup

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Organic confectionery

Vermints Peppermint 40 grams for HK$39, Just Green

Typical mints contain chemicals, meat by-products or artificial sweeteners, but not this all-natural variety made in Vermont from US-grown organic ingredients. You can actually see little shreds of mint leaves in each white pastille.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the shelf

I'm not sure why United States-made corn syrup is so expensive, but I found a much cheaper alternative to the Karo brand, which is flavoured with vanilla anyway (despite what the company might think, I don't always want to taste vanilla in my desserts).

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Tasting Room Cocktail Kitchen

Shop 2015, 2/F Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Tel: 2473 0168

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Food of love

I love to give home-made gifts when visiting friends and relatives over the Lunar New Year. Doing so is much more personal and thoughtful than proffering tins of Danish cookies and bottles of expensive cognac (although the alcohol is usually a very welcome gift, too). The ingredients used in these recipes are symbolic, said to bring wealth and fortune to the recipient.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A sweet spot

A 19-hour working day may not seem like something to smile about but on a sunny afternoon in central Vermont, maple-syrup maker Bob Baird is beaming. Having churned out the sweet stuff all day yesterday, he's back at it again. The syrup season is nearly over for another year and in this northern nook of the United States, this work is a labour of love.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Global Sweeteners ventures into retailing

Global Sweeteners Holdings, a mainland corn starch-based sweetener manufacturer, said it would make the first foray into retail marketing this year with its small-packaged corn syrup to diversify revenue source.

Chairman Simon Kong Zhanpeng said the move was in line with the company's strategy to integrate its business chain.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Crazy Canucks turn Lan Kwai Fong red, white and maple for national day

Monday was another crazy night in Lan Kwai Fong as the Canadian community celebrated their national day. The ice hockey-loving North Americans share July 1 as a holiday with Hong Kong, so the habit has been to throw a street bash the night before, with a mass chorus of the national anthem, Oh Canada, at midnight.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

corn syrup

Corn syrup - at least the high-fructose type - is being blamed for everything from obesity to liver disease.

What is it? Corn syrup is derived from corn - not the sweet type we eat as a vegetable but the starchy varieties used as cattle feed. Through a complex process, the starch is converted into the clear liquid sweetener known as corn syrup.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Child 'given disinfectant, not cough syrup'

Health officials say storage bottles had correct medicine as they investigate possibility of dispensing mix-up

At least one child involved in a drug mix-up at a Tung Chung clinic may have been given disinfectant alcohol instead of cough syrup, a source close to the investigation said last night.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am