Stolen maple syrup, Pappy Van Winkle, and Ben & Jerry’s: What you need to know about stolen food

Credit Craig L. Duncan

Credit Craig L. Duncan

Was someone sleeping on the job? Police haven’t yet cracked the case of the missing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, but based on the 200 bottles that have gone missing, the county sheriff is considering it an inside job. Bourbon isn’t the only thing that has tempted thieves to steal food and beverages. Stolen maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s, and even Nutella are among the stolen food items that have hit the news in the past year. In case this is a topic that comes up in a dorm trivia competition – or in an economics class – here’s what you need to know about some wacky thefts involving stolen food.

Pappy Van Winkle

Pappy Van Winkle, distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky, is one of America’s most expensive bourbons. Read more