Understanding Pure Maple Syrup Grade A Changes

The way maple syrup is graded and labeled has changed. Grade B doesn’t mean better. It’s all Grade A!

If you like light, delicate flavor maple syrup on your pancakes, look for Grade A Golden, Delicate Taste. Want more maple flavor? Go with Grade A Amber, Rich Taste or Grade A Dark, Robust Taste. When it comes to grilling and cooking, you might like Grade A Dark, Robust Taste, which is a dark, richer syrup that stands up and compliments your grilled, glazed or baked dishes.

Infographic courtesy of Coombs Family Farms, Vermont U.S.A

PURE MAPLE GRADES ARE CHANGING!

It's ALL Grade A

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There's something you should know. The way maple syrup is graded and labeled is changing. Don't worry—your customer's favorite syrup isn't going away. It's just changing its name.

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IF YOU ALREDY LOVE / YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

  • If you already love Grade A Light Amber, you should consider Grade A Golden Color. Delicate Taste.
  • If you already love Grade A Medium Amber or Grade A Dark Amber, you should consider Grade A Amber Color. Rich Taste.
  • If you already love Grade A Dark Amber or Grade B, you should consider Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste.
  • If you already love Commercial Grade, you should consider Grade A Very Dark Color. Strong Taste. or Processing Grade.

It's about YOUR taste preference

  • FOR PANCAKES If you like light, delicate flavor maple syrup on your pancakes, look for Grade A Golden, Delicate Taste. Want more maple flavor? Go with Grade A Amber, Rich Taste or Grade A Dark, Robust Taste.
  • FOR GRILLING & COOKING When it comes to syrup, do you think B stands for Better? Look for Grade A Dark, Robust Taste—a dark, richer syrup that stands up and compliments your grilled, glazed or baked dishes.

Coombs Family Farms. For more information, go to wwww.coombsfamilyfarms.com