Single ‘malt’ maple syrup!

I was strolling through Costco on my way to grab a bottle of maple syrup and stumbled into not the standard plastic bottle they usually sell, but this terrific looking bottle of organic syrup that looks just like a decent high end scotch.

A real clever package design that jumped right off the shelf and into my basket. I wasn’t sure if I was paying a premium for the organic aspect or the package, but I had to have it. Turns out it’s from L.B. Maple Treat, the same folks that make all the other mass-marketed maple syrup and products you see in supermarkets and tourist shops across Canada. Not that that’s a bad thing necessarily. It’s actually good stuff, but I’m not really a maple syrup snob per se. And it looks great on the brunch table to boot. Pity they haven’t done for their website what they did for this bottle.

It has got me thinking I should do a little digging on maple syrup and see what’s what. There’s a person at our local farmer’s market that sells it so next time I go I’ll quiz him and report back.


3 Responses to “Single ‘malt’ maple syrup!”

  1. Posted on December 22nd, 2008

    yum! that sounds delicious.

  2. Posted on June 2nd, 2013

    Maple syrup is a syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, although it can also be made from other maple species. In cold climates, these trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the exuded sap. The sap is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.’..*..

    Many thanks

  3. Posted on March 27th, 2016

    Maybe maple syrup is made differently in Quebec than the rest of the world but nowhere is there a press involved in the process. Also, since mapple trees are not row crops where you fertalize or use pesticides, its virtually impossible to make non-organic syrup. This is all marketing fluff.

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