welch's maple syrup

                         Pure Maple Syrup Grades

               Pure Maple Syrup is offered for sale in 4 different grades or flavors.
                       All pure maple syrup for sale in retail sizes is Grade A.
               There was a mandatory grading change in 2015 which requires us to call each
                                     grade by new more descriptive terms.    

 Golden color & Delicate taste - Is very light in color and has a mild, delicate flavor
 often with a subtle vanilla flavor.  Best on vanilla ice cream , pancakes, crepes or to
 make fine maple sugar candy and maple cream.
 This grade was previously called Light Amber.

Amber color & Rich taste  - Is darker in color and has more pronounced 
 maple flavor. The most popular table syrup. Can also be used for baking.
This grade was previously called Medium Amber.

Dark color & Robust taste - Is dark, rich and flavorful. Can have subtle caramel
 flavor and is great for the table or for baking.
This grade was previously called Dark Amber.

Very Dark color & Strong taste - Is dark and strong flavored..
Can have strong caramel flavor and is excellent for cooking. Has flavor strong enough
 not to get " lost " when used in recipes with nuts or spices. Also being used
 by some as an ingredient in specialized cleansing diets such as the Master Cleanser.
This grade was previously called Grade B Extra Dark / Cooking

                            Maple Facts

  • We as maple syrup producers do not have much control over what grade of
    Pure Maple Syrup we will produce on any given day. The weather and mother
     nature have the biggest influence but generally we will start the season making
     Golden Color and progress towards the darker grades as the season continues.
    We have made Dark Color in the morning and Golden Color just a couple
    of hours later.

  • All Pure Maple Syrup contains 67% sugar with the rest being minerals and water.

  • The sugar in Pure Maple Syrup is almost 100% sucrose.

  • Maple sap contains about 2% sugar and it takes 43 gallons of 2% sap to make
    one gallon of Pure Maple Syrup.

  • North America is the only place in the world where Pure Maple syrup is made.

  • Birch trees are tapped in Alaska to make birch syrup. It has a very " unique " taste
    and is usually sweetened after its made.

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