February 23, 2012

Maple Syrup vs. Pancake Syrup

When I was younger I hated the taste of real maple syrup. It had a strong, overpowering flavor that I did not like with my breakfast items - it could easily take over the taste of my french toast. I also thought it too thin to put on ran all over my plate and made them soggy. As I looked to start eliminating manufactured food products such as high-fructose corn syrup my traditional syrup had to go (sorry Log Cabin).

It took a bit of getting used to real maple syrup, but its all I use now. I still find a few brands to have an overwhelming flavor and some to have a bitter aftertaste. I typically prefer a Light Amber syrup, but based on the taste test results in the article linked below it seems that the taste of the syrup has more to do the brand than the grade. Hopefully you find this article helpful next time you are standing in the breakfast aisle at the market wondering which type of syrup to buy.

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