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The NH Maple Syrup Grades Have Changed!

Ben's Maple Syrup Grading

The New Maple Syrup Grades change has taken effect in the 2015 season. This year is a transition year for the Maple Producers to change over to the new system. As of 2016, all producers will be required to use the new system.

Golden with Delicate Taste: Light, golden color with a mild, delicate taste. Excellent as a table syrup or over ice cream or yogurt.

Amber with Rich Taste: A light amber color and full-bodied flavor, this class of syrup is the product of choice for consumers who desire the classic maple syrup flavor.

Dark with Robust Taste: A dark amber color with a more pronounced maple flavor, this class will satisfy those consumers who desire the strong flavors of what has been known as Grade B.

Very Dark with Strong Taste: Nearly black, this syrup has a strong flavor that translates well to cooking, where the maple flavor will carry through to the finished dish.

Ben’s Sugar Shack crafts Golden with Delicate Taste, Amber with Rich Taste, and Dark with Robust Taste.

Source: New Hampshire Maple Producers