LOOT Guide: Maple Syrup

Pancakes anyone? Put down that Aunt Jemima and get yourself the real thing instead. Real maple syrup is thinner, sweeter and will elevate your breakfast or brunch to new heights. Did you know that maple syrup has different grades and tastes? Depending on when in the season it is boiled, syrup can be dark or light since sugar content in the sap differs as the season progresses.

We put together this quick reference to help you learn the difference between maple syrup grades, flavors and colors so that your pancakes can be epic too.

Want more maple goodness? See Maple Sugaring: Visit a Sugarhouse this Season on LOOT to learn more about the maple sugaring process and find out where you can visit a sugarhouse in your area.

Want even more maple? Read about The Republic of Vermont and their small batch, handcrafted maple products here.

Photo/graphic: Melissa DiPalma