Maine Maple Syrup – Dark Amber



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Maple syrup is graded according to a scale based on its color: lighter syrup generally comes from the first sap of the season.  As the season progresses the sap (and corresponding syrup) gets a little darker and has a stronger flavor.  Oddly (in my opinion), the lighter the syrup, the more expensive it is.  Personally I like a strong maple flavor, so I love Grade A Dark Amber syrup, which is what I’m offering here.

Did you know it takes somewhere between 40 and 45 pints of sap to make one pint of syrup?  As a kid I’d boil sap down to make syrup with my father, and I can tell you it’s tough work pulling sap out on sleds in February, but it’s worth it!

These quarts come from Maine Maple Products in Madison, ME.

I show a photo of bacon-wrapped scallops because I like to drizzle my bacon wrapped scallops with a little maple syrup for extra sweetness.  This syrup is also great to use in place of honey in the honey butter scallop casserole recipe.