For as long as I can remember I've had a hate-hate relationship with Karo Syrup. My Granny used to serve waffles and pancakes with it and I found it absolutely revolting. When my Mom ran out of maple syrup there was always a bottle of God-knows-how-old Karo in the back of the pantry to substitute, and I think that's largely why to this day I eat my 'cakes and waffles with almost no syrup. I was reminded of my Karo-hate when I stumbled on this Boing-Boing post regarding an unbelievably disturbing vintage ad for Deep South Peanut Pie, which looks like a pecan pie with peanuts substituted for the pecans. I don't think I'll be able to eat for a few days.
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