2022 Maple Syrup - Grade A: Very Dark
Grade A Very Dark Maple Syrup is an extremely dark amber colored Grade A syrup with a strong maple flavor.
This is an excellent syrup for cooking as it stands up well to other flavors; but for those that love a strong maple flavor, it is also delicious for table use.
If you have not had very dark Maple Syrup, we recommend trying Dark Maple Syrup first as Very Dark Syrup can an intense of a flavor if you haven't had it before.
Due to the increased cost of fuel to make the syrup and glass to bottle it; there has been a significant price increase.
Pure Grade A Maple Syrup is an all-natural sweetener that adds flavor but does so with only about 40-50 calories per tablespoon. Maple Syrup also has minerals and vitamins, making it one of nature's great energy foods! It’s the perfect ingredient for everything from baking bread to your stir fried vegetables!
Paul and Samantha make this syrup in the "old-fashioned" traditional way, that Paul learned from generations of his family. They gather buckets of sap and boil the sap in a wood-fired evaporator (although I'm sure sometimes, Paul wishes it was heated with oil or gas as it takes a LOT of wood)!
Grade A Very Dark Maple Syrup is an extremely dark amber Grade A syrup with a strong flavor. It is the darkest of Grade A Maple Syrup. Years ago this syrup was labeled Grade B but a few years ago the lighter of Grade B was moved to Grade A Dark and the Darker of Grade B was renamed Grade A Very Dark.
This is an excellent syrup for cooking as it stands up well to other flavors but for those that love a strong maple flavor, it is also delicious for table use.
Produced and Packed in Pint or Quart Jars by
Samantha and Paul Amey (also our favorite musicians)
Maple Syrup Grading System:
- Grade A Gold, Delicate Taste: Light, golden color with a mild, delicate maple taste. Use this table syrup for a subtle touch of maple in your food. Previously known as Grade A light Amber or Fancy. This is the choice for making maple frosting for cakes. It adds maple flavor without making the frosting too dark in color.
- Grade A Amber, Rich Taste: This new grade is a combination of the previous grades of Grade A Medium Amber and the lighter half of Grade A Dark Amber. It has a full-bodied flavor. Excellent choice for the classic maple flavor.
- Grade A Dark, Robust Taste: This grade is a combination of the previous grades of the darker half of Grade A Dark Amber and lighter Grade B. It has a pronounced maple flavor, preferred by customers who really like maple syrup flavor.
- Grade A Very Dark, Strong Taste: This grade is the darker half of what was formerly known as Grade B. It has a strong flavor works well as a cooking syrup.