Our 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup is a great alternative to processed sugars and sweeteners
Grades, Colour and Flavour
The maple syrup grading system is built on a combination of the flavour and translucence of the syrup.
As a general rule of thumb, the lighter maple syrup grades are produced earlier in the harvesting season when the weather is colder, whilst the darker grades emerge later in the season when its warmer.
There is no such thing as the ‘best’ maple syrup, just the grade that’s right for you.
Canada Grade A Golden Delicate Taste
Canada Grade A Amber Rich Taste
Canada Grade A Dark Robust Taste
If you’re after a deeper Maple flavour, our Dark Robust maple syrup is ideal as a sweetener in coffee or as a replacement for honey.
- Spiced hot coconut drink
- Breakfast Smoothie
As of December 31, 2014 (Canada) and March 2, 2015 (United States) Maple Syrup grades have been harmonised under the same defined grade names / classifications ⁱ.
Things are far more complicated than this table makes out, but it is a rough guide to help you find your favourite maple syrup.
The new grading system requires maple syrup to meet the following requirements, previous grading systems did not require this:
- free from fermentation
- uniform in colour
- free from sediment
- free from any cloudiness or turbidity
- maple flavour characteristic of its colour class
- free from any objectionable odour or taste
- produced from 100% concentrated maple sap
|Percentage of Light Transmission||Current Official Maple Syrup Grades||Canada: Outdated Grading System||United States: Outdated Grading System|
|more than 75||Grade A – Golden Colour and Delicate Taste||Canada No. 1 Extra Light||Grade A – Light Amber (also known as Fancy)|
|75 to 50||Grade A – Amber Colour and Rich Taste||Canada No. 1 Light|
Canada No. 1 Medium
|Grade A – Medium Amber|
Grade A – Dark Amber
|50 to 25||Grade A – Dark Colour and Robust Taste||Canada No. 1 Medium|
Canada No. 2 Amber
|Grade A – Dark Amber|
|less than 25||Grade A – Very Dark Colour and Strong Taste||Canada No. 3 Dark||Commercial Grade C|
|Processing Grade||Canada No. 3 Dark||Commercial Grade C|