Organic Maple Syrup
March 14, 2016—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Enjoying real maple syrup on your pancakes, when perhaps you've lived a life of "pancake syrup", can be a revelation. Most of what's marketed for use on pancakes, French toast, and waffles has no actual maple in it at all, unless you count the artificial maple flavor - we don't. At Trader Joe's, our maple syrup is just that, a single ingredient gift of the trees that adds deep sweetness and enormous joy everywhere it's poured.
Right now we have Trader Joe's Organic Grade A Maple Syrup in two flavor/color designations - both delicious, both pure maple, with nothing added. Organic Grade A Amber Color & Rich Taste is a lighter colored maple syrup that comes from sap that flows from the trees early in the season. It has the light, straightforward maple flavor that's ideal for pancakes and waffles, an ice cream topper, or a yogurt or oatmeal mix-in. Organic Grade A Dark Color & Robust Taste is made later in the season, when the sap coming from the trees has a lower sugar density and higher water content, and needs to be boiled for longer periods of time to ensure appropriate water evaporation. The longer cooking time gives the syrup its darker color and richer flavor, which make it excellent as a baking ingredient, in a glaze for meat & vegetables, in your coffee or tea, or in marinades & dressings.
Our Organic Grade A Maple Syrups come from the Canadian province of Quebec, source of more than 70% of the world's maple syrup. They know their sap. And we have the best prices we've seen anywhere for such high quality Organic Grade A Maple Syrup. We're selling both varieties in 12 fluid ounce bottles for $7.99, every day.