By Christina Wilkie - 03/22/11 11:31 PM EDT
Like any real breakfast fan, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) believes there’s no substitute for authentic maple syrup.
In fact, Welch is so perturbed by the marketing of artificial pancake syrups alongside pure Vermont maple that he recently urged supermarkets not to mingle the two products on store shelves.
Welch is especially peeved at brands using packaging that’s nearly identical to Vermont maple syrups, namely those tan plastic jugs with finger-sized handles. Log Cabin artificial syrup is one of the brands packaged in tan bottles. Aunt Jemima, on the other hand, should have nothing to worry about.
According to WCAX, the letter has been sent to Wal-Mart, Costco, Hannaford and Price Chopper, among others.