Golden Color/Delicate Flavor (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 Color/Rich Flavor (Compares well 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 Color/Robust Flavor (Compares well 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’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.