Maple syrup, meh, meh, yuk!

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    Tried this stuff and used it several times till I finished it off today. First time ever I have had real maple syrup I believe. It is just slightly thicker than water and doesn't taste great. Prefer the cheap, store brand corn syrup version for now.


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    You need the REAL authentic maple syrup from Wisconsin. The store bought varieties don’t tell the true story.
     
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    Organic? There's your problem.
     
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    Are you saying that the $4-5 I paid does not get me the good stuff? How much is the good stuff?
     
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    It was cheaper than the other, non corn syrup stuff they had. Figuied it would be ok.
     
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    Oye..I love maple syrup but that bottle looks unappealing. Got to get from source!! Good Vermont/mass/NH is where the good stuff comes from.
    Even better every try Shagbark Hickory syrup??bit more tang and locally made!!
     
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    I guess $5 for 8 oz is a decent price. Real maple syrup is much, much tastier than the corn syrup variety, but then again, there are people that say Budweiser beer tastes good, so no accounting for taste, I guess.
     
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    Lol,. Ayuh,
     
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    Aunt Jemima is for kids. Once you sprout some chest hairs go buy some Canadian made maple syrup.
     
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    No. That’s not right.

    Get Vermont maple, or Adirondack, it won’t come in a container like that.
     
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    I'm with ya. I have been to a few places that say their maple syrup is what makes their town famous. Out it pours and runs off the waffles. But then again I don't really like the super sweet sugary syrup either. Oh well, I guess I'll stick with bacon.
     
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    I can't stand the corn syrup stuff. Maple syrup only for me.
     
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    "Organic"===============Tasteless, shriveled up, expensive.
     
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    Life is too short, buy the good stuff, in everything.
    It is better to have one really good cookie than ten bad cookies.
     
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    I’ve got a 2 gallon container of real Geauga County, Ohio maple syrup that I bought straight from the maple house at the Maple Syrup festival. It doesn’t get much better than that.
     
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    Ah man, you opened a can of worms. Wait until all of the New Englanders see that.
     
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    I'm curious what qualifies as "organic" maple syrup. The only ingredient is maple sap boiled to syrup.
     
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    Some idiot to buy it because the label says organic.
     
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    I suppose I'm a heretic, as I find pure maple syrup to be far too sweet. I'm good with Log Cabin.
     
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    Stay away from the wussy watery grade A stuff and get some Grade C awesomeness. It is the sap near the end of the season that has a lower sugar content, so they need to boil it longer. It has a much more intense flavor and is nice and dark. It is hard to find though, it’s not made in as high of quantities.
     
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    And it's aviation priced, only $80/g!

    https://vermontmapledirect.com/trad...e0fdt8Tc_zbuzT27g5ElrqDdQkaOPHQgaAtL8EALw_wcB
     
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    Pretty sure the 100LL it takes to get there makes it cheaper to just buy online.....
     
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    Amen to that! We've got several gallons of medium produced by a local boys camp from trees on their property sitting down the basement. Part of the OP's problem (opinion here) is 'grade A dark', which tends to be bitter. PM me David, and we'll get ya some good stuff!

    The maple surple and local honey have totally replaced white sugar for us.

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    I'd never had anything but sugar syrup until just a few years ago. Once I had my first taste of a good amber maple....I can't go near the cheap stuff anymore.

    As for what it goes on...I love Cracker Barrel pancakes. The texture is perfect. But I could never get my pancakes to come out like theirs. So I asked the waitress about it one day. A few minutes later the cook came out to our table. Said to buy the box of mix they sell...it's the same stuff they use in the restaurant. Use cast iron at home, and use only butter on the cast iron before pouring the mix on the skillet. Perfect pancakes every time. Of course, the waffle maker is good too.
     
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    How is Maple Syrup "organic" anyway? It comes from a tree that has been there a long time. You know other than that all carbon based life forms are organic.
     
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    DIdn't know there is "local" maple syrup here in Ohio. Hmmm...
     
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    As Bluesky mentioned, just take a trip down the road and get some real syrup from the source.
    https://www.ohiomaple.org/ompa-members.html
     
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    Something I didn't know. There's no Grade B and C anymore. They changed the grading system a few years ago so that it's all Grade A now, just with a description after.

    Grade A Golden - formerly grade A
    Grade A Amber - formerly grade B
    Grade A Dark - formerly grace C

    I've always been happy with the amber. Now it's going to keep me up at night plotting ways to get my hands on some dark. I may never go back.
     
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    Will always be grade C to me!

    My parents live in VT, and they are friends with a family that has a sugar house. They always put aside a gallon of the dark goodness for me. We divide it into Mason jars and keep them in the freezer.
     
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    No right or wrong answer. I prefer maple syrup. Not the sticky fake version made from corn.
     
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    Ya bought that organic shet. There’s your problem. But noticed you said you polished off the entire bottle. You might just be an organic addict? o_O
     
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    In it’s natural form it would be, but then you get a lot of manufacturers that add HFCS and various other additives.
     
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