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Genuine Maple syrup not adulterated with fructose etc...

Popped into Aldi the other day (road diversion) & they periodically have what I typically find to be the best deal on proper maple for an acceptable grade.
(costs us more to buy it in Canada oddly enough)

Grade B, which is very dark, with a rich maple flavour.
The dark grades of syrup are used primarily for cooking and baking, although some specialty dark syrups are produced for table use

Like most agricultural commodities in Canada maple syrup has different grade distinctions. In Canada the grades are; Canada No. 1, 2 and 3. The grade of the syrup is determined primarily by the maple syrups colour class. These colour classes include; extra light, light, medium, amber and dark. The colour class of maple syrup is determined by the amount of light that will pass through the syrup, also known as light transmission. The more light that passes through the maple syrup the higher the colour class will be.

So what does all this mean? Well, most people don't choose syrup because it looks good, they want it to taste good, making the real issue taste. Although lighter syrup is often coveted as higher quality because of its golden appearance, most people actually prefer the darker grades because of their more robust flavours. Most maple syrup that is made in any given year is Canada No. 1 Medium. But this is not always the case as crop yield and quality are completely dependant on the forces of nature.

Just remember this; the darker the syrup the bolder the flavour. If you like a really strong maple flavour then you would prefer the darker grades, medium and amber. If you like a syrup that is more middle of the road, try a lighter grade, light, or medium. If you enjoy pure maple syrup in your cooking or baking we recommend you use the darkest grade possible. This is because you will not require as much to have that great maple undertone in your cooking. For a table syrup the best choice is a medium grade pure maple syrup, not too strong and not too mild, just right.
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FTCom#1
A good price for maple syrup, have some heat. Normally a lot more expensive than this in other supermarkets
daveyk1975#2
"(costs us more to buy it in Canada oddly enough)" - we have noticed that when we are there.

Has it gone down to £2.99 because it is usually around the £3.50 mark.

Heat added for this price
MR GUS#3
Cheers all, Aldi do this deal a few times per year so stock up to get you through the dry period!
qyestionmark 1 Like #4
Great price. Real Maple Syrup costs the earth. Just in time for pancake day!

Hot!
TheHoodedclaw#5
awesome need some more of this
mikeey84#6
heat for the deal and nice explanation of maple syrup colour!!
VinegarTits 1 Like #7
I always thought maple syrup would just be a bit like golden syrup then I bought some fancy nonsense that cost me near a fiver and chucked it on all the pancakes I just made... It was disgusting :(
VinegarTits#8
Heat though...
pennydragon#9
Just the right bargain for pan cake day!!
rqmusicfan#11
VinegarTits
I always thought maple syrup would just be a bit like golden syrup then I bought some fancy nonsense that cost me near a fiver and chucked it on all the pancakes I just made... It was disgusting :(


I can't work out how serious you're being...
Troopa#12
Was going to pick this up, until i popped into asda on my lunch Hour. Slighlty better Bargain :-)

250ml @2.50 :P
Vermont Canadian Maple Syrup
(250g)
Was £2.99


http://groceries.asda.com/asda-estore/search/searchcontainer.jsp?trailSize=1&searchString=maple&domainName=Products&headerVersion=v1&_requestid=205588


Edited By: Troopa on Feb 20, 2012 14:19: name of syrup for search
lefthand#13
aaah, thank you
H+'d
abigsmurf 1 Like #14
Tescos are doing a blended syrup that's somewhere between 100% pure maple syrup and 'pancake syrup' for £1.50 for 180ml

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=265485175
snowtiger#15
sorry voted cold from me as this DOES NOT taste right!!!
MR GUS#16
snowtiger
sorry voted cold from me as this DOES NOT taste right!!!


Horses for courses, this can be a bit strong for some folk, use it sparingly there obviously are other varieties of intensity, BUT you really need to know what you like beforehand, start with a little, or opt for the Tate & lyle maple flavour golden syrup, that's got a nice mellow flavour to it.

We've ended up with a few as we're about to make a big batch of maple popcorn with a dollop of both in to stretch it out but embolden the overall flavour.
stitchie71 2 Likes #17
MisterMike
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZ9j047e5OnKgqqkTYXsAnuvwWlD7kOGSoZSXhxdgtaRCppva09Jp09FedUw
I love that video!

+ have some heat OP
jav1900#18
abigsmurf
Tescos are doing a blended syrup that's somewhere between 100% pure maple syrup and 'pancake syrup' for £1.50 for 180ml

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=265485175

Not having a go at you mate

Just a general gripe at supermarkets and branded goods - almost got Tesco 'Maple syrup' at lunch time. If its not Maple syrup then clearly state its blended or something else - this stuff says in massive letters it is Maple syrup and then in tiny letters (and i mean tiny letters) that its a blend. Con merchants.

Got this Aldi stuff instead - heat added
retrogeezer 1 Like #19
Great for whacking on parsnips and carrots for roasting too...

Edited By: retrogeezer on Feb 20, 2012 16:25
cibarious 1 Like #20
jav1900
abigsmurf
Tescos are doing a blended syrup that's somewhere between 100% pure maple syrup and 'pancake syrup' for £1.50 for 180ml

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=265485175


Not having a go at you mate

Just a general gripe at supermarkets and branded goods - almost got Tesco 'Maple syrup' at lunch time. If its not Maple syrup then clearly state its blended or something else - this stuff says in massive letters it is Maple syrup and then in tiny letters (and i mean tiny letters) that its a blend. Con merchants.

Got this Aldi stuff instead - heat added

Cannot agree with you more - I'm really p*ssed that they can get away with this. The cr*p they are selling in this was has only 35% Maple Syrup in it - a total scam and Trading Standards should have nailed them a long time ago but they still don't appear to be doing anything about it. :(:(

Edited By: cibarious on Feb 20, 2012 16:36

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