Redressing an embarrassing fact, The University of Vermont now serves real Vermont maple syrup in its dining halls.
Citing cost, Sodexo, the company with the dining hall contract at the university, had previously only offered the fake stuff to students. Fortunately, the Proctor Maple Research Center, a field research facility for UVM’s Department of Plant Biology, was able to provide maple syrup to the university at cost.
The students aren’t the only ones who are happy with the change. “Maple Syrup there is a depth of sweetness there is an aspect to it, sugar simply won’t mirror and cooking with something like maple syrup it’s wonderful,” said Dean Goss, lead cook at UVM.