Starbucks Canada Unveils New Maple-Flavored Macchiato, Of Course


Sure, we could stop making the same jokes about our northern neighbors. It’s just that they make it so damn easy.

Like Starbucks Canada‘s latest flavor of macchiato, for instance. Maple. Presumably, because the Canadian diet consists of literally nothing beyond poutine, donuts, and maple syrup. Or they were just looking for something even more stereotypically Canadian than “Maple Moose” Lay’s chips.

Previously available in the states, the new Maple Macchiato drizzles “real Canadian Maple Syrup” atop a mixture of steamed milk, vanilla syrup, and a shot of espresso. Available hot or iced, the drink is supposedly “super super Canadian,” according to Vancouver-based food blogger DesignGirl. We wouldn’t be surprised if it came with a free beer and a donut.



Of Course, ‘Maple Moose’ is the New Lay’s Chips Flavor


The syrup-soaked votes are in: “Maple Moose” triumphed as the winner of Lay’s Canada Do Us a Flavor contest. While the decision sparked some lowkey outrage on Facebook and a demand for a recount, the quirky pick managed to beat out Perogy Platter, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, and Creamy Garlic Caesar.

The decision follows the announcement of the Cheesy Garlic Bread winner back in May here in the US. Although, the  folks up north may have gotten the short end of the stick, as many claim Maple Moose to be an abomination with a cheap taste similar to “pork n beans.”

Regardless, Maple Moose is set to hit shelves in Canada beginning late November and Tyler LeFrense of Newfoundland, the winner, will receive $50,000 (CAN) in addition to 1 percent of future Maple Moose sales.

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Creamy Garlic Caesar, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, Maple Moose and Perogy Platter are Lay’s Canada’s ‘Do Us a Flavour’ Finalists


I’ve got to admit Canada, I’m a little disappointed in you. Where else am I supposed to get poutine-flavo[u]red potato chips if not up north, huh?

Frito Lay Canada has just entered the final stages of its Lay’s “Do Us a Flavour” contest, which, similarly to ours, allowed fans to propose new Lay’s potato chip flavors for the chance to be made into the brand’s newest official flavor. Except for some reason Canada gets four instead of three (wtf, USA?) and theirs just sound cooler.

The salad inspired-Creamy Garlic Caesar, the after school snack-reminiscent Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, the super Canadian-sounding, maple syrup flavored-Maple Moose and the Polish dumpling-inspired Perogy Platter are all currently in the running to win their inventors $50,000 and 1% of the flavors’ sales, starting now.

The press-release, via Potato Pro, describes the flavors as follows:

Creamy Garlic Caesar:

British Columbia’s Jill Munro was thinking of Caesar – the king of salads, topped with tasty parmesan and croutons while dreaming up her flavour. For Canadians who like their salad with a crunch, Creamy Garlic Caesar is your candidate

Grilled Cheese & Ketchup:

Who doesn’t cherish the memory of coming home from school for lunch and enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich with ketchup for dipping, made by mom? Ontario’s own Angela Batley used this as her inspiration for what she hopes will be the next great Lay’s flavour. For everyone who believes in creamy cheddar grilled cheese and tangy ketchup – vote Grilled Cheese & Ketchup today.

Maple Moose:

Newfoundlander Tyler LeFrense only needed to look around his hometown of Isle Aux Morts to draw his iconic inspiration. For Canadians who agree that maple syrup makes everything taste better, Maple Moose is the flavour to rally behind.

Perogy Platter:

Alberta’s Lucas Crawford can’t get enough of the perogy platter served at his favourite hometown diner. This was the spark for a brilliant chip flavour idea – one that would allow Lucas to enjoy this delight, with sweet onions and smoky bacon anytime, anywhere in chip format. For those who believe in hometown deliciousness, get behind the Perogy Platter candidate!”

The contest will run until October, which gives us Americans about three months to road-trip to Canada to fail to track them all down (because goodness knows how hard it was just to find our own flavors down here). Who’s with me?

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