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profile member asked on Sep 13, 2016

Maple syrup

Hi all, what is the best brand name for maple syrup in canada? Im traveling to toronto, quebec and ottawa. Which place is good to buy maple syrup? Thanks in advance...


5 Answers

answered on 9/13/16 by
a VT member from Paignton

You'll find plenty of places to buy maple syrup in Canada, some of which are more geared to us tourists than what the locals would buy. I'd suggest just going to a local supermarket and see what looks popular there.

If you do fancy something a little touristy as a souvenir then Ottawa's Byward Market is the place I'd choose to pick something up in some sort of fancy jar or bottle.

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answered on 9/13/16 by
a VT member from Sacramento

When I saw your post I had to answer because I consider myself to be a big maple syrup fan.

As you probably know Canada is the world's leading producer of maple syrup. In Canada they grade their maple syrup differently than in the United States. Those grades include Canada #1, including Extra Light (sometimes called AA), Light (A), and Medium (B); #2 Amber ©; and #3 Dark (D).. Generally the darker the color the stronger the flavor. I like the darker maple syrups. They aren't cheap but the best ones seldom are. Some road side stores let you test before buying. Test many to see what is best for you.

. The brand that I thought that is exceptionally good is Canadian Heritage, You will see the syrup sold in Quebec and Ontario for sure in many grocery stores.. Not sure if I recall if it was sold in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.

Hope this helps a little.

answered on 9/14/16 by
a VT member from Ottawa

At Farmers markets.
In Ottawa at tge Byward market, Quebec is the main producer, get maple butter too, sugar is useful for the Christmas ham, syrup for the sweet tooth ;-)))

answered on 9/14/16 by
a VT member from Toronto

To be honest when you leave Canada buy your Maple Syrup in the Airline Terminal.;
If you are really interested in the brand , buy two types of Syrup, to compare,
0r there types

answered on 9/14/16 by
a VT member from Stockton

TooTallFinn (Steve) writes what I would have said. Pay more attention to the label grade than the brand per se.

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