- US Grade A in a BPA Free Plastic Jug
- Certified organic by QAI
- Certified Kosher
- No artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Very thin Maple syrup..
Excellent Syrup – !00% Pure, Natural, & Organic! As Maple Syrup Should Be!
I love real maple syrup, and I’ve tried most major brands, as well as many smaller, local brands (I live in the northeast). The taste and consistency of Coombs is perfect and in line with all high quality maple syrups. This is how the real deal tastes and feels. I prefer a deep, rich maple flavor, so I keep a bottle of dark amber on hand at all times. If I’m feeling particularly sassy, or a frigid winter morning is threatening to keep me from work, I will actually use a dark grade B syrup. Generally speaking, that’s reserved for cooking, but I love the robust, often complex taste and structure. It can become a transformative experience – I imagine the old growth forest that gently watched over the land for generations before, and who will continue its watchful eye for generations yet to come, and I find myself reconnecting with something much greater than myself. It is humbling and deliciously wonderful to be brought to my knees by the enormity of it. Who knew pancakes could elicit such a deep introspection. Pippa’s pancake philosophy – It could revolutionize the world! It truly baffles me that the darker ambers are considered “sub-par” or of generally lesser quality. But hey… that’s just me, I suppose. If you want milder flavor, go for a medium amber. If you just want a sweet coating for your pancakes, go for the light amber…. and never come to the northeast. LOL – just kidding (sort of).
If you find yourself balking at the taste and/or consistency, I suspect that you are overly accustomed to the cheap crap you find in a general grocer’s aisles. They add a bunch of nasty chemicals, fillers, and thickeners to their products. Or worse, as is the case with such brands as Aunt Jemima’s and Mrs. Butterworths, there is ZERO actual maple syrup in the “formula.” That is not an exaggeration. Look at the ingredient list and you will see it’s basically high fructose corn syrup with a synthetic “maple” flavor.
It’s a disservice to the Amazon rating system when people give a good product a one-star rating simply because they do not know any better – don’t get me started on the troglodytes who stammer on about nonsensical bull-shite that has nothing to do with the product or its inherent quality, or lack thereof. Although, in all honesty, it’s far more disconcerting that Americans have become so disconnected from their food that they react negatively when offered the real thing. But I digress – that diatribe is best saved for another time.
Overall, this syrup is some of the best around. And the price is pretty decent, esp. if you use the “Subscribe and Save” option. You’d be hard pressed to find a better deal in the store, and Coombs is probably the best offering here on Amazon.
Best Tasting Maple Syrup Ever
The REAL Maple Syrup
This Grade A syrup is wonderful with anything, but I love just a tsp or two with real oatmeal. I hear that some people make "Mapletinis" out of this syrup and vodka, but I can’t say that I have tried one.