Last week, at our maple syrup class, we were perplexed by a very important question. Why did all the real maple syrup bottles have these tiny, useless handles?
You know the type:
The infamous tiny handle. courtesy Brett L.
So, why go through the trouble of having these little handles when a smooth bottle would do the job just fine?
The internet's favorite answer is that the handles are a remnant from when most jars were large...