Today we had pancakes for the first time in four months. We spotted some maple syrup in Rabat’s biggest grocery store, and thus enjoyed a very Canadian breakfast of pancakes and homemade hashbrowns.
Upon closer inspection, the maple syrup has some weird language and iconography going on:
If you click that photo you’ll get a super-big photo. You’ll see that the syrup is called “Nick: The Easy Rider” and has a little stamp symbol that reads “The American Way of Life”. There’s a little drawing of a dude (presumably Nick) riding a motorbike (it looks more like a police motorcycle than a Harley) against the backdrop of the open road and the setting sun. And yet, it’s also got a bunch of German on it (it’s “Ahorn-Sirup!”).
When we flip over the bottle, there’s more German, English and French:
And, as it turns out, it’s a product of Canada. Weird, eh? When I try to access the German URL on the back, I’m asked for a user name and password. A little searching, and I found Nick’s official site. No English, but he looks a bit like Kenny Rogers.