Answers to common questions about maple syrup production:
The maple season lasts from mid-February to mid-April. A good maple season has many warm days followed by nights that dip below freezing. The season is over as the sugar maples bud.
Nothing is added. Maple is one of the most natural foods out there. It is simply pure maple sap that is boiled-down into delicious syrup.
YES. Once the container is open, maple syrup should be refrigerated. Once in contact with air, mold could develop if the product is not refrigerated. Keeping your maple refrigerated also reduces evaporation.
The grading system helps to organize maple syrup by color and flavor profile. The system also assures uniformity among all maple products, no matter what state or province they are produced in. The system helps guarantee a grade A product at retail and facilitates communication with consumers by including the color and taste class on the label.
To ensure a uniform grading system for maple products covering every producing state and province in North America.
No. The classes are not graded according to quality. Grade A syrup is divided into 4 classes, each with its own intensity of maple flavor, as well as its own special characteristics and applications. All syrup sold at retail is Grade A syrup, while Grade A Very Dark/Strong syrup is used mostly as a food ingredient. Consult the maple syrup grades for more info.
NO. Our maple syrup, maple candy and maple sugar contain no allergens and they are processed in an allergen-free facility.
NO. Maple syrup, maple candy and maple sugar contain no gluten and are processed in a gluten-free facility.
Yes, all of our products are Kof-K certified.