Maple matters. Pouring just any ol’ syrup over your waffles can ruin a good start to your day! First off, it’s gotta be Vermont-made. Second, it has to be the grade of your choice. Do you know yours?
If not, it’s time to get busy. Come on in and visit us at Vermont’s Own Products on Main Street in Middlebury, Vermont for your very own personal, blind taste test to assess your preferred maple syrup grade.
Don’t live in Vermont? Order your own in-home Vermont Maple Syrup Sampler Crate! Be sure to use code FREESHIP on VtsOwn.com if your order is more than $75 for free shipping.
Our staff is knowledgeable about the many uses of Vermont maple in any grade whether it’s for savory recipes, glazes, dressings, cocktails or to satisfy your sweet tooth atop desserts and, of course, the tried and true traditional pancake breakfast. So, ask away! They are ready to help!
Vermont Maple Syrup Grades:
Golden Delicate (The old Vermont Fancy)
Usually made at the beginning of the maple season. Pour over vanilla ice cream for a Vermont maple sundae, sometimes called the sugarmakers’ favorite dessert.
Amber Rich (Compares to the former Medium Amber)
Usually made about mid-season and seems to be the most popular for all-around use. A good choice for gifts.
Dark Robust (Compares to the former Grade B)
As the maple season progresses, the syrup darkens in color and develops a more robust maple flavor. Good for all-around use, its hearty flavor is a great choice for all kinds of recipes. Pour over baked apples or squash, use as a glaze for meats and vegetables.
Storage Tips: Always refrigerate after opening. To preserve maple syrup’s fresh flavor and prevent crystallization, it can be frozen. Freeze and thaw any number of times, just thaw completely, mixing in any condensation on the top before use.