What do maple syrup grades mean?
All our maple syrup is produced the same way, but depending on variables like weather and time of season, the color and flavor differs slightly. The State of Vermont recognizes four maple syrup grades, to help consumers choose their favorite. There is no superior grade, just preference. Do you like a light delicate flavor or dark robust?
The range of flavors:
- Golden Delicate: A light golden color with a mild, delicate taste.
- Amber Rich: A light amber color and full-bodied flavor, this grade of syrup is the great for all-around use. Don't know which grade you prefer? Start with this classic maple syrup flavor.
- Dark Robust: A dark amber color with more pronounced maple flavor, this grade is our best seller. It's beautiful flavor is great in recipes and your morning coffee.
- Very Dark: The darkest in color, this syrup has a strong flavor that translates well to cooking. The maple flavor will carry through to the finished dish. Mix it into a bread or barbecue sauce.