Pure Maple Syrup (Canada No. 1 medium grade)  250ml £2.99 @ Aldi
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Pure Maple Syrup (Canada No. 1 medium grade) 250ml £2.99 @ Aldi

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Found 16th Mar 2014
Aldi is selling Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, 250ml bottle at £2.99. It's from their "Specially Selected" range and states "Canada No. 1 medium syrup" on the label.

It's 100% pure maple syrup with nothing else added and tastes great!

Got it at the Prenton, (Wirral) store and would expect it to be available nationwide.

NOTE - Refrigerate after opening!

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Someone will be happy lol

cheers have some heat

Original Poster

Out of interest, I've noticed that sometimes maple syrup bottles state the contents as either 250g OR 250 ml - NOTE 250g size = only approx. 187 ml. (Got the conversion from my last bottle of maple syrup).

Aldi's maple syrup is a 250 ml bottle, which works out at £1.20 per 100 ml

It's a standard line there.

its really nice. We got some for pancake day, much cheaper than most other brands and tastes lovely

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fruitypuds

It's a standard line there.



Ah, didn't realise - not a regular shopper there, but after browsing at Aldi a few days ago I'll pop in more regularly.
I checked previous posts and it hadn't been mentioned for quite a while so I decided to share as the price is so good.
Edited by: "sjs31" 16th Mar 2014

No, you did good, we all need a good reminder of pure mapley goodness now & again, especially after that nasty, nasty, carob based crud from just before jif lemon pancake day, ...Aldi maple v.good, & this is a regular price, worth stocking up on a litre or 2 for keen bakers & baconers.

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MR GUS

No, you did good, we all need a good reminder of pure mapley goodness … No, you did good, we all need a good reminder of pure mapley goodness now & again, especially after that nasty, nasty, carob based crud from just before jif lemon pancake day, ...Aldi maple v.good, & this is a regular price, worth stocking up on a litre or 2 for keen bakers & baconers.



Thanks, I'll be buying more.
Actually, it's good to know that it's a regular line so I won't have to spend a fortune on it at other supermarkets!

Cheap for maple syrup. Slightly warmed up with bacon and sausage on a breakfast muffin. So wrong its right!
Edited by: "ollyandtom" 16th Mar 2014

Bargain price be buying this for the pancakes and bacon!

I didn't realise how much this stuff was until Pancake Day; I think I paid nearly a fiver in M&S for a small bottle oO

Have some heat!

I buy this all the time in Aldi. I put it in my coffee and porridge instead of sugar, yum.

within our local Aldi it's a bit hit or miss the rest of the year (but we are not exactly regulars) ..so always worth coveting it & buying more than you need, we use around 1x cup for making our own bacon.

I was not aware of this. But don't have an Aldi nearby - I can get to a lidl will have a look & see if they have similar. Next time I happen to be near an Aldi will drop in - thank you.

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royalbre

I was not aware of this. But don't have an Aldi nearby - I can get to a … I was not aware of this. But don't have an Aldi nearby - I can get to a lidl will have a look & see if they have similar. Next time I happen to be near an Aldi will drop in - thank you.



I'm fairly sure that Lidl doesn't sell it - only the Clarks "Original", which contains just 35% maple syrup!

If you are near an Asda, they sell Clarks Pure Canadian Maple Syrup (180ml) for £2.68 which isn't a bad price - just not as good a deal as Aldi's!

sjs31

I'm fairly sure that Lidl doesn't sell it - only the Clarks "Original", … I'm fairly sure that Lidl doesn't sell it - only the Clarks "Original", which contains just 35% maple syrup!If you are near an Asda, they sell Clarks Pure Canadian Maple Syrup (180ml) for £2.68 which isn't a bad price - just not as good a deal as Aldi's!

I will check at Asda - ta

If your a Costco member they have a litre bottle of Kirkland 100% maple syrup for £9.99. Hot price for supermarket though

anyone know how long this lasts opened in the cupboard before it would need chucking as they say don't put it in th fridge don't they?

This is exactly the the same as Tesco finest maple syrup just with a different label but half the price!

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Cookey

anyone know how long this lasts opened in the cupboard before it would … anyone know how long this lasts opened in the cupboard before it would need chucking as they say don't put it in th fridge don't they?



It states "once opened keep refrigerated", as did another brand I had previously. It last for ages in the 'fridge.

RamRaider84

Someone will be happy lol cheers have some heat



Haha - love that movie

Is this healthy on toast? Better than jam

Banned

sjs31

I'm fairly sure that Lidl doesn't sell it - only the Clarks "Original", … I'm fairly sure that Lidl doesn't sell it - only the Clarks "Original", which contains just 35% maple syrup!If you are near an Asda, they sell Clarks Pure Canadian Maple Syrup (180ml) for £2.68 which isn't a bad price - just not as good a deal as Aldi's!



The Clark's original is actually quite good.

sjs31

It states "once opened keep refrigerated", as did another brand I had … It states "once opened keep refrigerated", as did another brand I had previously. It last for ages in the 'fridge.



I concur, maple if not kept chilled in a fridge will develop a wee floating layer of mould, but kept in the fridge this is minimised & it'll last for a great length of time, sugars in this form are the same all over, & a good soft food source for mould if breeding bacilli is your purpose, otherwise use it quickly, ..it's pretty strong so you don't need much.

If however you want a maple"ish" tastey syrup that doesn't need refrigeration then i'd heartily recommend Tate & lyle maple flavour syrup, we use it when making popcorn, ribs & such.

gcfhjffhj

The Clark's original is actually quite good.



compared to what!? ..for the hefty price it fails, I actually lucked out the other day & got real maple for less than clark's we've already price comparisoned it in another thread (albeit on the old aldi price).

Hang on you aren't that person who works for clarks again are you, just joined (like the last person, who I may add , just happened to be from the area where clarks is produced, & now a similar thread but this time with a gibberish hukd name & just joined, with no location, ..god, if so then you are super creepy, is it "becky" again posting under a different moniker?

Cookey

anyone know how long this lasts opened in the cupboard before it would … anyone know how long this lasts opened in the cupboard before it would need chucking as they say don't put it in th fridge don't they?



Costco maple syrup bottles state "Once Opened Keep Refrigerated and Use Within 1 Year"

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gcfhjffhj - If you like the taste of Clarks "Original", then fair enough.. However, it's like comparing fresh (NFC) orange juice to Sunny Delight - miles apart! (In my humble opinion)

ALSO, in most shops it costs nearly £2 for 180mls - for £1 more you get the 'real mccoy' 100% pure PLUS over a 1/3 more (250ml)

Edited by: "sjs31" 17th Mar 2014

robj73

If your a Costco member they have a litre bottle of Kirkland 100% maple … If your a Costco member they have a litre bottle of Kirkland 100% maple syrup for £9.99. Hot price for supermarket though

Was just going to post that comment, we buy that and my daughter treats it like ketcup gets slapped on everything.

Might put some of this in a homebrew lager, ready for July 1st Canada Day celebrations!

As an aside the resident chef (Nigel?) on Radio 2's Drivetime mentioned maple syrup recently, yes it's still sugar but it's a natural sugar that's high in anti-oxidants created when the tree tries to heal itself after a tap is stuck into it, so much better for you than sprinkling refined sugar into drinks, on cereal etc. Jury's out on whether or not it's better for the tree

MR GUS

I concur, maple if not kept chilled in a fridge will develop a wee … I concur, maple if not kept chilled in a fridge will develop a wee floating layer of mould, but kept in the fridge this is minimised & it'll last for a great length of time, sugars in this form are the same all over, & a good soft food source for mould if breeding bacilli is your purpose, otherwise use it quickly, ..it's pretty strong so you don't need much.If however you want a maple"ish" tastey syrup that doesn't need refrigeration then i'd heartily recommend Tate & lyle maple flavour syrup, we use it when making popcorn, ribs & such.



Blimey! You are right I have just checked my bottle bought last month and it has gunk on the top. I have filtered most of it out and put it in the fridge. I had assumed like honey it did not go off.

have some heat from me, although "Canada Number 1" is an attempt to pass it off as if it was GRADE 1 - which it is not... Still, a good price

Edited by: "manulike" 17th Mar 2014

Any Canadians out there?
I would like to know if its really 100% Canadian maple syrup...
Bought a so called real one once at Lidl but it tasted awful!!!

Thanks!

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andreeg2001

Any Canadians out there?I would like to know if its really 100% Canadian … Any Canadians out there?I would like to know if its really 100% Canadian maple syrup...Bought a so called real one once at Lidl but it tasted awful!!!Thanks!



Hi, The front of the bottle states "Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, Canada No. 1 medium syrup". No other ingredients are mentioned so presumably it's 100% pure, and from Canada. Can confirm it taste rather good! Bought a couple more bottles today.

Funny enough I have just been gifted a bottle by a relative arriving from Toronto!!! That deal was better: it was free!!!

They have been selling this since before Christmas at this price. No deal here.

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simate

They have been selling this since before Christmas at this price. No deal … They have been selling this since before Christmas at this price. No deal here.



Possibly not a deal for those who already know it's a regular line. But I and others didn't know about it. So, compared to about £5 at other supermarkets we think it is a good deal - and worth sharing!

I like a regular price comparison side by side, that is what also qualifies as a deal when spending cash & to have several quid back from a five pound note or not at all makes it worthwhile sharing info on threads such as this.

(I gave into my own doubts the other day when buying cheap almonds in lidl & tried a can of their baked beans, (usually a branston beans family) although we soused em in a bit of bbq sauce I now know they are a good cheap alternative, (think it was 3 for a quid or 35p per can) ...like to dip my toe in the water & evaluate / learn / get over / reinforce some prejudices

andreeg2001

Any Canadians out there?I would like to know if its really 100% Canadian … Any Canadians out there?I would like to know if its really 100% Canadian maple syrup...Bought a so called real one once at Lidl but it tasted awful!!!Thanks!



what was the brand? what type (grade) of maple was it? what were the storage conditions used over what period & on what, what didn't you like about it, maple on it's own is strong, & often the uk market is limited to one or 2 standardised types based on alleged customer preferences, ..possibly more like that's what was available at a favourable price point to the company importing,so we've always bought it, based on limited choice or knowledge, ....i've never come across a maple sampling table in a supermarket espousing the individual merits of each different grade, especially with modern technique (dabbling) to make the look of a product more appealing.

not saying it wasn't awful but pretty much maple is boiled down once tapped, not much done to it other than filtration of the excess water, then boiling it down (reducing essentially) filtering & bottling.

..found this link (with pictures of some fellas tapping trees, ooer) Here

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MR GUS

I like a regular price comparison side by side, that is what also … I like a regular price comparison side by side, that is what also qualifies as a deal when spending cash & to have several quid back from a five pound note or not at all makes it worthwhile sharing info on threads such as this.(I gave into my own doubts the other day when buying cheap almonds in lidl & tried a can of their baked beans, (usually a branston beans family) although we soused em in a bit of bbq sauce I now know they are a good cheap alternative, (think it was 3 for a quid or 35p per can) ...like to dip my toe in the water & evaluate / learn / get over / reinforce some prejudices



I agree, MrGus. And, as you also like Branston Beans, Lidl has them on offer this weekend @ 94p for 4 x 410g tins - it's a half price weekend only deal. And (you'll probably like this) 6 British Smoked Maple Cure bacon rashers for 99p

Out of interest, how did you find Lidl's almonds? I think their Brazil nuts are better than those from other supermarkets

Thanks for the heads up, i'll try & get there & grab some of each type.

We are lidl almonds convertees, as they are so good energy foods in the pocket when training, or just cooking, snacking, all the almonds have had a lovely toastiness to them, lightly salted & very milky, non dry chew, ..nice, though they don't keep that if kept in a plastic bag,are good for a week or so, but with noticeable taste texture change, softer, less of it.

Can't say i've seen the Brazil nuts on a product sweep, will try to slow down & grab some, ours is one of the stores which is rtialling nuts & fruit packet mixes at the counter instead of sweets, the prices for the individual packs are way better than tesco's ...hoping the quality is also, ..are the brazils packaged or loose?

cheers for the bacon heads up, that is a very good price for british pork n'maple, though I do make my own, so i'll grab some & see if I can improve my product.
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