FAQ

How do I know what syrup to buy “Golden Color Delicate Taste”, “Amber Color Rich Taste”, “Dark Color Robust Taste” or Very Dark Color Strong Taste”?

This is strictly a personal preference.  If you are buying it for a gift for someone that has never had “Real Maple Syrup” we would suggest “Golden Color Delicate Taste” (formerly known as Light Amber/Fancy).  If you are buying as a gift for someone that has used “Real Syrup” we would suggest “Amber Color Rich Taste” (formerly known as Medium Amber).  Jeff’s favorite is “Golden Color Delicate Taste”, Brianne & Courtney’s favorite is “Dark Color robust Taste”.

What are the differences between Golden Color Delicate Taste, Amber Color Rich Taste, Dark Color Robust Taste and Very Dark Color Strong Taste?

  • Golden Color Delicate Taste (previously known as Grade A Light Amber Maple Syrup/Vermont Fancy Maple Syrup): this syrup is pale golden color (the lightest of all) and has a mild/delicate maple flavor.   
  • Amber Color Rich Taste (previously known as Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup): this syrup is a little bit darker color and has a rich maple flavor.
  • Dark Color Robust Taste (previously known as Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup): this syrup is even darker in color and has a full-bodied maple flavor. 
  • Very Dark Color Strong Taste (previously known as Grade B Extra Dark/Cooking Syrup): this syrup is even darker in color and has a very strong maple flavor. This is the most desired syrup for cooking purposes.

Is maple syrup organic?

The overwhelming majority of maple syrup is produced in forests where no herbicides or pesticides have been applied. Therefore, most maple syrup would be considered organic.

What is required for syrup to be labeled “organic?”

The requirements are stated by the particular organic certification organization, but generally state no use of substances (for example, fertilizers or pesticides) in the production process that would alter the pure nature of maple syrup.