Fake versus Real Maple Syrup?

So the question is why use 100% pure maple syrup versus fake maple syrup?

Fake maple syrup comes in many disguises like Aunt Jemima, Log Cabin, Kellogg's Eggo, Hungry Jack, and Vermont Maid to name a few brands.  These products have something in common....they all contain a long list of ingredients.  The ingredients have nothing to do with maple.  Take a look at a typical example:


INGREDIENTS: Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Cellulose Gum, Caramel Color, Salt, Sodium Benzoate And Sorbic Acid (Preservatives), Artificial And Natural Flavors, Sodium Hexametaphosphate.


Now take a look at 100% maple:

   INGREDIENTS: Pure maple syrup

With all of the health benefits of maple syrup what are you waiting for?  Is maple expensive? Sure.  But it's worth every penny.  The hard work of sugar makers who extract this pure nectar from maple trees makes every drop worth savouring. 

Too much sugar isn't good for anyone.  It's time to purge your kitchen cupboards of all refined sugars and artificial sweeteners (that means; white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, especially fake maple syrup, agave, stevia and the list goes on) and start supporting your local sugar maker.  Use pure maple syrup and maple sugar sparingly and enjoy the health benefits that it provides.  The great taste of pure maple syrup is unparalleled.  Here's to a happy pure sweetener future!

Dori Ross


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