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Feb 14, 2020 - 9:05:27 AM
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1122 posts since 4/22/2018

....... would this cost to you guys? It works out at about 8 Canadian Dollars or 6 US Dollars. I flew back from New England years ago with gallons of the stuff for probably not much more.

I'm making Dave's (DC5) French Toast for the kids tomorrow and wanted to get all of the ingredients......they better not like it too much at that pricesmiley


 

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:54:41 AM
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14537 posts since 12/2/2005

It's really not quite that simple, Jonty. Here in the States - specifically, in New England - there are different grades of syrup. The early season stuff is the lightest in both flavor and color; the late season stuff tends to be darker and heavier (early/late denotes where in sugaring season the sap is gathered).  Early season stuff tends to sell at a premium; late season stuff is more often used in baking and other presentations than drizzling over breakfast items.

You can get lower grade maple syrup here at roughly equivalent prices. But also bear in mind that the New England syrup - produced in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine - is vastly superior to the stuff that they extract from strip mines in Canada.wink

Edited by - eagleisland on 02/14/2020 09:55:43

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:55:47 AM
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Owen

Canada

4796 posts since 6/5/2011

I think that's about double the price around here.   My unsolicited advice is to not bother fooling around with maple syrup.... give 'em the good stuff... [golden] corn syrup.  yes      [However,  I expect some MIGHT disagree.]   

Feb 14, 2020 - 10:54:31 AM
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1227 posts since 7/14/2004

I pay $12.99 per quart for dark color robust taste syrup.

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:04:41 AM
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9014 posts since 8/22/2006

Call me a heretic go ahead but I prefer Ms. Butterworths syrup.

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:39:22 PM
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figmo59

USA

29868 posts since 3/5/2008

The stuff ain't cheap here...

Honey gettin ah little..pricey too... :0/

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:48:17 PM
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70859 posts since 5/9/2007

I've played gigs for maple syrup from the Luce Farm.
David in my Country Choir band has won blue ribbons at the Farmington Fair for his syrup.

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:59:24 PM
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Owen

Canada

4796 posts since 6/5/2011

My wife comes from this part of the world:  https://www.facebook.com/Davisons-Maple-Syrup-and-Pancake-House-144363718960283/                I assume that it's not uncommon in maple syrup/sugar areas.   

I guess there's maple sugar and then there's Maple Sugar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIYRYZHZYJc   Ward Allen [along with Don Messer, Andy Dejarlais, King Ganam, Graham Townsend, etc.] was among my mom's fovorites. 

Edited by - Owen on 02/14/2020 14:05:00

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:04:11 PM
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2377 posts since 4/29/2012

I came back from Vermont a few years ago with a gallon jug of syrup in my suitcase, hoping that it wouldn't leak. Yes - Maple syrup is expensive here. But real haggis isn't even available there.

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:00:37 PM
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donc

Canada

6143 posts since 2/9/2010

$ 7.41 [ in Canadian funds] on Amazon delivered to here.

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:12:35 PM
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OM45GE

USA

93336 posts since 11/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Call me a heretic go ahead but I prefer Ms. Butterworths syrup.


Okay, you are a heretic. 

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:14:23 PM
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OM45GE

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93336 posts since 11/7/2007

My best friend makes a few gallons of maple syrup every year so we get ours for free but I would gladly pay dearly for it.

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:36:08 PM
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bubbalouie

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13262 posts since 9/27/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

I think that's about double the price around here.   My unsolicited advice is to not bother fooling around with maple syrup.... give 'em the good stuff... [golden] corn syrup.  yes      [However,  I expect some MIGHT disagree.]   


That's it Owen! I'm taking your Canada Card!  Don't listen to him boys! He can't see the maple trees for the corn.

I can get nice Uncle Luke's grade A amber 375 ml bottle for about 7 or 8 bucks . Like Don said.

Don't mess with that stuff from the States. I hear it's all bumped up with fructose & aspartame!

I bought a nice little bottle shaped like a maple leaf in an antique shop for 10 bucks. I smiled when I saw the same bottle full of maple syrup for $5.99 at the local grocery store. 

Image result for uncle luke's maple syrup

Image result for maple syrup in leaf shaped bottle

Edited by - bubbalouie on 02/14/2020 17:46:17

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:22:26 PM
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Owen

Canada

4796 posts since 6/5/2011

What?!?!!?  No probation?!?!? 

Along with a bit of TITM, I'm flipping back and forth between Scotties curling and Jets hockey ... and that should count for something!   wink

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:38:40 PM
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9014 posts since 8/22/2006

I do like the Maple Leaf syrup bottle.

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:44:39 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16049 posts since 6/5/2008

Maple Syrup from Canada cannot be adulterated with anything, by law.
So far, most everybody seems proud to stick to that quite literaly.

My personal choice is birch syrup produced in western Canada.
Very distinctive smoky-birch taste. Supporting my grower friends.
It belongs on Canadian-grown buckwheat pancakes.

I have had birch syrup produced in the Kabarovsk Krai ( Russian Far East).
Bitter and too smokey for me might be a different species of birch as well.

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:03:13 PM
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1227 posts since 7/14/2004

One of the finer things in life and worth the expense. IMO.

Feb 15, 2020 - 6:43:55 AM
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DC5

USA

9124 posts since 6/30/2015

Maple syrup is labor and energy intensive. It takes 60 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup, and it must be boiled down, which can use several cords of softwood or a substantial supply if propane or electricity. (hardwood burns too hot) The trees can only be tapped in the late winter to early spring when you have cold nights (below freezing) and warm days. Add to that the fact that sugar maples only grow in a small geographic area, and the stuff is shipped all over the world, all of this drives up prices. Thus the popularity of cheaper maple-flavo(u)red syrups.

The best, of course, comes from N.E. North America, below the 49th parallel. North of that you can't trust the touk wearing tappers not to fall asleep at the evaporators, or be out sweeping brooms on ice in front of a sliding stone. devil

Feb 15, 2020 - 6:46:07 AM
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DC5

USA

9124 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

....... would this cost to you guys? It works out at about 8 Canadian Dollars or 6 US Dollars. I flew back from New England years ago with gallons of the stuff for probably not much more.

I'm making Dave's (DC5) French Toast for the kids tomorrow and wanted to get all of the ingredients......they better not like it too much at that pricesmiley


I'm honored, let me know how they like it. 

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:20:50 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

....... would this cost to you guys? It works out at about 8 Canadian Dollars or 6 US Dollars. I flew back from New England years ago with gallons of the stuff for probably not much more.

I'm making Dave's (DC5) French Toast for the kids tomorrow and wanted to get all of the ingredients......they better not like it too much at that pricesmiley


I'm honored, let me know how they like it. 


Oh boy did they like it Dave - I was going to drop you a message.  I've had to get them to agree it's not an everyday breakfast but they're both converts 

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:35:08 AM

70859 posts since 5/9/2007

Has anyoneone tried birch syrup?
It takes half-again as much sap to get product.

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:48:18 AM

996 posts since 8/7/2017

I got to put in a plug for Rhode Island maple syrup. We always bought the darkest variety cause we loved the taste so much.

Lived there 8 years, wonderful lobsta and quohogs (hard clams). I have stone ground whole wheat flour from R.I. and love the taste. It's true "whole" wheat, there are lots of bits of stuff (bran) in it. There has been a mill there since 1696....not old to Great Britain residents, but pretty  old for us Americans.
kenyonsgristmill.com/home.html

Edited by - BrooksMT on 02/15/2020 09:49:23

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:57:48 AM
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Eric A

USA

397 posts since 10/15/2019

We got some home made Wisconsin maple syrup from a cousin of mine. On the light side, but delicate and exquisite. Now it's my favorite syrup. Store bought, whether from Wisconsin or out east, just won't cut it anymore, unless we are just giving it away in a french toast casserole for a potluck. Then we use the other stuff. My cousin's syrup is strictly for home use. No sharing the good stuff!

Note: We have extended family who just pour on the cheap-a$$ corn syrupy stuff, and it's always an argument.  Worse than talking politics at Thanksgiving!

Edited by - Eric A on 02/15/2020 09:59:27

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:00:58 AM
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Brian T

Canada

16049 posts since 6/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

Has anyoneone tried birch syrup?
It takes half-again as much sap to get product.


Certainly.  Well worth the price for a product which comes mostly from western Canada or the Russian Far East.  Smells and tastes that sweet smokiness that you associate with a birch wood fire.

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:29:14 AM
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DC5

USA

9124 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by DC5
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

....... would this cost to you guys? It works out at about 8 Canadian Dollars or 6 US Dollars. I flew back from New England years ago with gallons of the stuff for probably not much more.

I'm making Dave's (DC5) French Toast for the kids tomorrow and wanted to get all of the ingredients......they better not like it too much at that pricesmiley


I'm honored, let me know how they like it. 


Oh boy did they like it Dave - I was going to drop you a message.  I've had to get them to agree it's not an everyday breakfast but they're both converts 


Glad they enjoyed it.  Another twist is to substitute ground cardamom for the cinnamon.  Adds a bit of a Swedish lilt to it. 

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:40:28 AM

1122 posts since 4/22/2018

If they want a Swedish twist - I’ll cook them whilst in character of the chef from Sesame Streetsmiley

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