Dirty Maple Syrup

Dirty Maple Syrup

I was at a breakfast restaurant where they serve up pancakes all day every day.

At this restaurant, any table that orders pancakes is provided with a three-some of syrup flavors from which to choose. Naturally, maple syrup seems to be the favorite.  It does not, however, seem to be eligible for the dishwasher.

Of the three syrup containers, the maple syrup was by far the dirtiest and crustiest.  Since maple syrup is used up the fastest, the bottle would be empty most frequently (providing a natural opportunity to wash it) and therefore could be the cleanest of the three.

Unfortunately, the restaurant is not leveraging this naturally occurring opportunity to make the maple syrup container clean.  The result: since most of the pancake eaters use the maple syrup, most of the pancake eaters at this restaurant have to use a dirty bottle.

Let’s take advantage of the natural use cycle of this product to provide a nicer breakfast experience, shall we?


  1. So, did you use the maple syrup???

  2. Dirty syrup dispensers gross me out. I prefer to go with another flavor (from a clean bottle) or to just use butter.

    I don’t have any empirical data to back up my belief, but I am certain that dirty syrup dispensers must harbor some gross stuff.

  3. conalldempsey says:

    @ Meaghan

    I powered through my disgust and used the maple syrup. Was it the best call? Maybe not. The disgusting bottle definitely made for a much worse breakfast experience. Thanks for asking.

    @ Liam

    I have to think you are correct. Sugar, liquid, and bacteria covered hands must make for a nasty little colony of growth.

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