Q. Why does Maple Craft Syrup taste so much better than the other flavored maple syrups?
A. It all starts with the Grade A, Dark/Robust Flavor organic maple syrup made by our farmers. This premium maple syrup is crafted using the same traditional boiling process taught to us by New England Native Americans. Our farmers slow-boil freshly harvested sap over an open flame, allowing it to caramelize and develop the rich color and full flavor profile that just isn’t available with lighter syrups that are flash-steamed in a factory in just 90 seconds. Just as much care is taken with the flavoring process and ingredients, resulting in a unique, maple-forward, premium product, at a reasonable price.
Q. Why is Maple Syrup better than processed sweeteners?
A. With just 2/3 the sucrose of sugar, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas and 65+ important antioxidants, this unprocessed, locally harvested sweetener is basically a super-food and a must-have sweetener for the pantry.
Q. Where can I taste Maple Craft products?
A. We hold tastings at numerous events, festivals and retailers. See our Event Calendar.
Q. Where can I buy Maple Craft products?
A. We are available in over 100 stores. Use our Store Locator. We also sell all our products on our website. Shop Online.
Q. How long do Maple Craft Syrups stay fresh?
A. We print a two-year best buy date on our bottles, but Maple Syrup will stay fresh indefinitely if kept sealed. Once opened, the bottle should be stored in the refrigerator for best results.
Q. How do I remove the wax to open the bottle?
A. No need to remove the wax. Just give the waxed top a nice firm twist. It will snap open, and the top is resealable.
Q. How much maple sap is needed to make one gallon of maple syrup?
A. It takes approximately 40-50 gallon of sap, to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
Q. Your Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is “award-winning.” What does that mean?
A. Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup was voted the #1 sweetener in the most recent specialty foods competition sponsored by the Connecticut Food Association. The panel of food critics and celebrity chefs said it wasn’t even close! It’s that good because of the high quality maple syrup that we start with, the ‘freshness’ of our locally sourced bourbon barrels, and our unique ‘double-barreled’ aging process where some of our barrels have been returned to the distillery so they could be refilled with bourbon for another six months, before we fill them with syrup again.
Q. Is there alcohol in your Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup?
A. While there may be trace amounts of alcohol still soaked into the oak barrels where our syrup is aged, it would be miniscule (less than 1% by volume) and would likely cook out during the hot-pack bottling process. We are confident in declaring this to be a family-friendly product, as evidenced by the fact that our own children enjoy dipping their chicken nuggets in it instead of ketchup! You’ll notice that unlike some of the other brands, there is no alcohol ‘burn’ on the way down!