Strict vegans won’t eat honey because it comes out of a bee. It’s an animal product.

One such vegan complained to me the other day, “I miss honey. I liked to drizzle it on my cereal. I liked peanut butter and honey sandwiches.”

I offered a suggestion. “Use maple syrup instead,” I said.

He hadn’t thought of that before. “Maple syrup?” he said.

“Sure. Pure organic maple syrup is sweet and gooey like honey, but it actually has less sugar than honey, and fewer carbs than honey, and fewer calories than honey.”

“Wow! Really?”

“Right. And it doesn’t come out of a bee.”

“It comes out of a tree!”



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