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Airport uses massive maple syrup jugs to pitch food website

Last Updated Jul 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm PDT

A Vermont airport is displaying 7-foot-tall maple syrup jugs to remind travellers they can buy the state staple online instead of losing it at security when their liquids get confiscated. (Courtesy Dakin Farm via Instagram)

BURLINTON, Vt. – A Vermont airport is displaying 7-foot-tall (2.1-meter-tall) maple syrup jugs to remind travellers they can buy the state staple online instead of losing it at security when their liquids get confiscated.

The Free Press reports Burlington International Airport celebrated the installation of the syrup jugs Thursday. The jugs will be accompanied by 7-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) blocks of cheddar cheese.

Dakin Farms and Cabot Creamery sponsored the replicas. The companies are promoting a website on which people can have Vermont food shipped to their homes in the hopes fewer travellers will have their maple syrup taken by airport security for being larger than the maximum allotted 3.4 ounces (96.4 grams).

The replicas are not edible. An airport spokeswoman estimates if the 150-gallon (568-litre) jugs were filled the maple syrup inside would be worth $10,500.