Maple Sugaring – Grades

Maine Maple Syrup Grades

Grades of Maple Syrup – Maine Maple Sugaring Information

Definitions for the different grades of Maine Maple Syrup. Maine Maple Syrup grades vary depending on the tree and the time of season you are tapping.

Maple Syrup Grades

Maple Syrup Grades

The tap made early in the season generally produces a Grade A Fancy Syrup – the lightest shade and most delicate flavored Maple Syrup. Sap gathered later in the season tends to produce a heartier Grade B Maple Syrup. If you would like to feature your Maine Sugarhouse or Maple Products in ME Living.com, contact us at MELiving.com – Maine’s Internet Magazine.

Maine Maple Syrup Grading System

Fancy, U.S. Grade A Light Amber Maple Syrup
This light amber-colored syrup has a delicate maple bouquet and a delightfully mild maple flavor. Popular served over vanilla ice cream, in tea, or in any manner that complements its subtle maple flavor. Many enjoy a slightly-cooled heaping spoonful fresh from the pot!
gradeamedium Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup
This medium amber-colored syrup with a pronounced maple bouquet and a characteristic maple flavor is most often used on pancakes, waffles, and as an all-around table syrup. Medium Amber is also delicious by the slightly-cooled spoonful.
Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup
A dark amber color with a robust maple bouquet and hearty maple flavor. Most often used to accompany breakfast entrees and as an all-around table syrup.
Grade B Maple Syrup
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade ised in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.

Maine Maple Syrup

  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.
  • Non Gmo Project Verified
  • One (1) 24 fl oz bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's Thick and Rich Sugar Free Pancake Syrup
  • Thick and delicious breakfast syrup without sugar perfect for pancakes, waffles and more
  • Indulge in rich maple syrup flavor in a sugar free waffle syrup from a brand you know and love
  • Great for topping breakfast food like French toast, oatmeal or crispy bacon
  • Try this Mrs. Butterworth's syrup in sweet or savory recipes to add a touch of maple flavor without added sugar
  • Sweetened with Splenda
  • A delicious pairing with Maple Grove pancakes and waffles
  • Rich, authentic maple flavor
  • Low in calories
  • Fat-free
  • Grade A organic amber color maple syrup with a rich taste
  • There's nothing quite so good as pure maple syrup
  • As the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the country, we go out of our way to provide you with the finest maple syrup possible
  • That's why our Grade A maple syrup is renowned for its wonderful flavor, color and consistency
  • Each serving of Maple Grove Farms pure maple syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, fat, sodium or cholesterol
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC: By Vermont Organic Farmers LLC (VOF). Guaranteeing you and your family a healthier product, sourced from local organic Vermont Farms. Not only better for you, but also better for the land and Tastes Great! VOF certification also guarantees you a non-GMO syrup.
  • AMBER COLOR WITH RICH FLAVOR: Full of characteristic maple flavor, this syrup is equally as good over waffles as it is in salad dressings, cocktails, or in a maple-sweetened barbecue sauce. If you're only going to have one grade of Vermont maple syrup in your kitchen, make it Amber Color with Rich Flavor.
  • HANDCRAFTED VERMONT SYRUP: All of our syrup comes from organic family farms in Vermont.
  • BPA FREE PLASTIC JUGS: These sturdy plastic jugs are BPA free, providing you a safe and convenient package.
  • CERTIFIED KOSHER
  • That's why our Grade A maple syrup is renowned for its wonderful flavor, color and consistency
  • Most use it on pancakes, waffles or French toast, but the possibilities are endless
  • Each serving of Maple Grove Farms Pure Maple Syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, fat, sodium or cholesterol
  • As the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the country, we go out of our way to provide you with the finest maple syrup possible
  • There's nothing quite so good as pure maple syrup
  • TASTE, SMELL, & CONSISTENCY JUST LIKE MAPLE SYRUP. We challenge you to tell the difference between Wholesome Yum sugar-free maple syrup and real maple syrup in your own blind taste test. It's sweet, aromatic, thick, and sticky like the real thing, with NO AFTERTASTE. You don’t have to miss maple syrup anymore!
  • SUGAR-FREE & KETO FRIENDLY. With only 20 calories and 2g net carbs per serving, our natural keto pancake syrup has very low glycemic impact and won't spike blood sugar.
  • NATURALLY SWEETENED & FLAVORED. Wholesome Yum sugar free syrup is naturally sweetened with Besti (our popular natural monk fruit allulose blend sweetener in liquid form, without water or thickeners) and naturally flavored with real maple. NO artificial ingredients!
  • GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. Low carb, gluten-free, paleo, diabetic friendly, tooth friendly, tummy friendly (no erythritol or sugar alcohols), Non-GMO Project certified, and just plain delicious. It’s a keto maple syrup, but also perfect for anyone wanting to reduce sugar intake!
  • SO MANY WAYS TO USE IT. Use Wholesome Yum low carb maple syrup anywhere you would use real maple syrup. Enjoy it as a sugar free pancake syrup for breakfast, stir it into drinks, or in your favorite recipes, including desserts, sauces, glazes, dressings, marinades, and baking.
  • One 64 fl oz bottle of Log Cabin Original Pancake Syrup
  • Rich, delicious pancake and waffle syrup offers a traditional flavor
  • This breakfast syrup is easy to squeeze onto a variety of breakfast foods
  • Top your pancakes, waffles, French toast, oatmeal and other breakfast favorites with this Log Cabin syrup
  • Made with no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors
  • SOUL-STIRRING FLAVOR: Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged organic maple syrup showcases distinctive aromas and flavors of maple, bourbon, smoky oak, graham cracker, brown butter & creamy vanilla; 25 fl oz
  • AGED IN WIDOW JANE BOURBON BARRELS: We take organic estate-produced maple syrup and age it in super-premium oak barrels from 10-year bourbon from Widow Jane, based in Brooklyn NY; Syrup may contain trace amounts of alcohol
  • TOP IT OFF: Drizzle maple syrup on yogurt, oatmeal and ice cream, in coffee, tea, hot chocolate or as a mixer with bourbon, rye and whiskey cocktails; And of course, brunch or breakfast pancakes, waffles, French toast & bacon
  • MARINATE, CARAMALIZE AND GLAZE: Grade A Amber Maple syrup complements poultry and pork as a marinade or glaze; Use with balsamic for a sweet vinaigrette; Our syrup is sure to elevate any recipe
  • Includes 1 (36oz) bottle of Pearl Milling Company Original Syrup, Packaging May Vary
  • Oh, how sweet it is! That’s what your family will say when you top their pancakes or waffles with our Pearl Milling Company Original Syrup
  • Pearl Milling Company Original Syrup is sure to make everyday breakfasts a little sweeter.
  • Pairs perfectly with your favorite Pearl Milling Company Pancake & Waffle mix
  • Go ahead and pour it on as thick as you want!

Maine Maple Products

  • FLAVOR PROFILE: Our Grade A Amber Color Rich Taste syrup provides a naturally sweet, rich and smooth taste. A pronounced maple flavor makes Amber Rich maple syrup a favorite for table and all around use.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.
  • PACKAGING BENEFITS: Easy-open, easy-pour, jugs are tamper-evident with an inner seal. They ship well, so they make excellent gifts. Syrup stored in BPA-free plastic jugs retains its natural flavor better than in traditional tin containers.
  • OTHER USES: Use in coffee/tea, cocktails or over cereal, fruit, yogurt or pudding. Add to baked beans, apple pies, pickles and stir fries. Makes a delicious marinade or sauce. Great as a gift.
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC: By Vermont Organic Farmers LLC (VOF). Guaranteeing you and your family a healthier product, sourced from local organic Vermont Farms. Not only better for you, but also better for the land and Tastes Great! VOF certification also guarantees you a non-GMO syrup.
  • AMBER COLOR WITH RICH FLAVOR: Full of characteristic maple flavor, this syrup is equally as good over waffles as it is in salad dressings, cocktails, or in a maple-sweetened barbecue sauce. If you're only going to have one grade of Vermont maple syrup in your kitchen, make it Amber Color with Rich Flavor.
  • HANDCRAFTED VERMONT SYRUP: All of our syrup comes from organic family farms in Vermont.
  • BPA FREE PLASTIC JUGS: These sturdy plastic jugs are BPA free, providing you a safe and convenient package.
  • CERTIFIED KOSHER
  • Fragrance Notes of Cinnamon, Baked Apple, Honey,Vanilla Bean
  • This creamy vanilla candle is made with the highest quality food-grade paraffin wax for a clean and even burn. We source only the finest ingredients for a true-to-life, long lasting fragrance experience.
  • Pioneered by Village Candle, our dual wick technology is a unique design that ensures a cleaner, more efficient burn, as well as a superior fragrance experience. Before reaching your home our lead-free cotton wicks are hand-trimmed by our team.
  • Our candles have a long and consistent burn time of up to 170 hours (depending on the size of candle). Burn your candle for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 4 hours, or until you reach a full wax pool. Dimensions are 3.8''L 3.8''W 6.75''H.
  • Born from a passion for New England craftsmanship that still burns strong to this day. Our candles are proudly made in America by our highly skilled candlemakers in Wells, Maine. From our Village to your village remains our inspiration all these years.
  • Now a global scent-sation, we joined the Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands in 2020, another local Maine company. A leading specialty food, home goods, premium gift and personal care producer – Stonewall Kitchen creates everything from jam to foaming hand soap.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix (33 oz)
  • The tastiest and fluffiest pancakes you may ever make
  • Multiple sizes available so you'll have plenty on hand for everyone to enjoy a stack
  • Our secret ingredient of malted flour gives our pancakes a rich vanilla aroma
  • Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands: Our award winning line of gourmet food, home goods, and gifts are loved around the world. Featuring brands such as Legal Sea Foods, Michel Design Works, Montebello, Napa Valley Naturals, Stonewall Home, Stonewall Kitchen, Urban Accents, Vermont Coffee Company, Vermont Village, and Village Candle
  • About Us: It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Crepe Mix, 16 Ounce
  • Mix up your breakfast routine and enjoy some crepes for a change. Fill 'em with your favorite jam or simply pour maple syrup over them and dust with powdered sugar
  • Try our Traditional Crepe Mix for dinner - how about filling them with herb cheese and salmon
  • Easy to make buttery, light and so tasty. Try some chocolate and strawberries for a desert treat
  • Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands: Our award winning line of gourmet food, home goods, and gifts are loved around the world. Featuring brands such as Legal Sea Foods, Michel Design Works, Montebello, Napa Valley Naturals, Stonewall Home, Stonewall Kitchen, Urban Accents, Vermont Coffee Company, Vermont Village, and Village Candle
  • About Us: It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
  • The Grip-n-Rip II features a 10% larger design as compared to the original Grip-N-Rip
  • A larger through hole makes the Grip-N-Rip II easier to get on and off your bat
  • Made with a new material that is very durable and long lasting
  • Color patterns may differ from picture.
  • DARK COLOR WITH ROBUST FLAVOR: Good for all around use, its hearty flavor is a great choice for all kinds of recipes. Pour over baked apples or squash, use as a glaze for meats and vegetables, or sweeten baked goods. This grade pairs well with smoky and spicy flavors like chipotle peppers, sriracha, or bourbon.
  • BPA FREE PLASTIC JUGS: These sturdy plastic jugs are BPA free, providing you a safe and convenient package.
  • CERTIFIED KOSHER
  • Product of the USA and Canada
  • Great as a sweetener
  • Certified Organic/Kosher
  • Packaging may slightly vary from the above image.
  • Deep Rich Flavor
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Pure Maple Syrup is perfect for adding to pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, recipes and more.
  • Fragrance Notes of Espresso, Roasted Pecans, Tonka Beans
  • This rich, deep brown candle is made with the highest quality food-grade paraffin wax for a clean and even burn. We source only the finest ingredients for a true-to-life, long lasting fragrance experience.
  • Pioneered by Village Candle, our dual wick technology is a unique design that ensures a cleaner, more efficient burn, as well as a superior fragrance experience. Before reaching your home our lead-free cotton wicks are hand-trimmed by our team.
  • Our candles have a long and consistent burn time of up to 170 hours (depending on the size of candle). Burn your candle for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 4 hours, or until you reach a full wax pool. Dimensions are 3.8''L 3.8''W 6.75''H.
  • Born from a passion for New England craftsmanship that still burns strong to this day. Our candles are proudly made in America by our highly skilled candlemakers in Wells, Maine. From our Village to your village remains our inspiration all these years.
  • Now a global scent-sation, we joined the Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands in 2020, another local Maine company. A leading specialty food, home goods, premium gift and personal care producer – Stonewall Kitchen creates everything from jam to foaming hand soap.
  • Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam, 12.5 Ounce
  • A boozy, savory jam with real pieces of bacon
  • Sweetened with Grade A Maine maple syrup
  • Just one of our many bacon-filled products!
  • It all started in 1991 at a local farmers' market with a few dozen items that we'd finished hand-labeling only hours before. Fast-forward to today and Stonewall Kitchen is now home to an ever-growing family of like-minded lifestyle brands! Expertly made with premium ingredients, our products are the result of decades spent dreaming up, testing and producing only the very best in specialty foods and fine home living.
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