I don’t know about you, but I love maple syrup! I eat it on Belgian waffles, pancakes, French toast, even on fruit! It’s delicious, and adds that perfect amount of sweetness to almost anything!
Maple syrup is super sweet, and also expensive, but I can tell you, it’s totally worth it! Some types of syrup are super thick and sticky, while others are smooth and runny. Sometimes, you can get extra buttery flavoured syrup, or completely O’natural. I usually get the natural type, because it’s less sugary and more organic. Some brands of artificial maple syrup are Aunt Jamima, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Kirkland, or Compliments. You can also make different types of candies with maple syrup. You make the syrup into flavoured sugar crystals, and roll the sticky sweet onto a Popsicle stick.
This is a sugar maple tree.
One winter, while my dad, sister, and step-siblings were out of the house for a while because of a garage fire, we were spending christmas in an apartment. It snowed about a foot deep, and we just happened to have some maple syrup in the fridge. The parents were out on a walk, so we decided to surprize them with a cold, sugary treat! We mixed together the snow with some syrup, and gave it to them. we all had a little bit, and it was super sweet. Although it didn’t work out exactly as I’d hoped, you can still try this when it snows at your house! It just might not taste as you’d expected.
Maple syrup is made using xylem sap from different maple trees such as the sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees. In cold places, these trees keep a type of starch in their trunks and roots. Just before winter, the starch is changed into sugar that comes out in the sap when it becomes springtime. Maple syrup can be more easily taken out by drilling holes into their trunks and then dripping the sap into buckets tied underneath the tap. The sap is turned into syrup by heating it up to evaporate and take out most of the water, leaving just the syrup.
Another big importer of maple syrup, besides Canada, is Vermont in the U.S.A. Vermont is cold for most of the year, so it’s an easy environment for maple trees to grow in. Vermont is also located conveniently close to Canada’s #1 maple Syrup exporter, Quebec. Canada makes more than 80% of the world’s maple syrup. That’s a lot of syrup!
So, that’s why I love Maple syrup, and I think that if you haven’t tried it yet, you should totally get some and try it on pancakes first, because I think it tastes best on those.
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Credit for information: Wiki maple syrup
Edited by Olivia