We can claim a lot of “bests” out here in New England. Best lobster, best clam chowder, and best Boston cream pie. Since tasting some of these “bests” myself, I have become a HUGE fan of local delicacies, and will always opt for something home-grown, native, and straight from the farm or ocean over factory-made in a big city hundreds of miles from the source. Lately, I gravitate towards unique flavors and rich breakfast foods, and found a perfect marriage of flavors, spices, and syrup! Introducing Maple Farms!
Six of these syrups can also be put on my “best of New England” list, and two, the Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup is aged in oak barrels from Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Great Barrington, MA, and the Cranberry Infused Maple Syrup made from PJ’s Cranberries on Cape Cod, are from right here in Massachussets! Ok, check out these Fruit Infused Maple Syrups! They come in They come in Adirondack Apple, Going, Bananas, Wild Maine Blueberry, Cape Cod Cranberry, North Fork Peach, Rhode Island Raspberry, and Scrumptious Strawberry.
If you haven’t tried fruit-flavored syrups, you’re missing out. If you have, think about that glorious taste, and then add another degree of flavor and you might have an idea of what these taste like. I was able to try the Rhode Island Raspberry and Scrumptious Strawberry and they are to die for!
They arrived yesterday, and so this morning we made a hearty batch of Belgian waffles for breakfast and these syrups made our plain waffles an extravagantly gourmet dish! First of all, the wax (?) dipped tops are so classic! I’ve never seen that before on a syrup bottle, and I think it is such a fancy finishing touch! I really like the consistency–not too thick where you have to be patient waiting for it to pour. You can tell that the maple flavoring base is not from just a bottle of concentrate. It is richer and more intense, and though it is very sweet, it is not just a bottle of a lot of sugar.
These flavors are so intense! A tiny drop on the finger is enough to fill your senses! The fruit infusions are my favorite. I giant strawberry clump in my bottle slowed down the flow from the neck, but I don’t mind. The raspberry was my favorite! Loved those raspberry seeds and clumps of fruit.
Next, check out these Maple Cream Infusions. These are like syrups turned into creamy spreads that you can smother on toast, pancakes, pies, you name it. Available flavors include apple, banana, blueberry, cranberry, peach, raspberry, and strawberry!
They also sell Liquor Infused Maple Syrups–Amaretto, Brandy, Hazelnut, Spiced Rum, Bourbon, and Irish Cream. Now lest you go thinking that I’ve become a drinker (hi, the whole Dandy team consists of Mormon moms who don’t drink alcohol), these don’t actually have an alcohol content–but a lot of flavoring from barrel-aging the syrup in previously used casks for 4-6 months! Still, I made friends with my neighbor and had her try out my liquor-infused syrup for me
Now don’t forget pancake and waffle mixes! Mixes include: Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Cobbler, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie, Cinnamon & Sugar Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Banana Bread and Cinnamon Apple Crisp!
Now here’s a thought for the health-conscious, organic-lovers: these syrups are made from high quality, completely organic ingredients including fresh, farm-raised fruits and liquors from award-winning local distilleries. They tap their own trees and process the sap immediately, bringing you the freshest maple syrup possible!
Even if you don’t win the giveaway below, there is a way to get your hands on some of these delicious products while supporting Maple Farms Infusions at the same time. There are only a few days left on their Kickstarter Campaign, where you can be a backer and pledge your support. It ends on Sunday and there are some sweet rewards! For example, pledge $20 and get some infused maple syrup samplers. Pledge $65 or more, and we’re talking gift baskets, pancake and waffle mixes, and whole gallons of syrup!
These are my favorite options:
Pledge $250 – BREAKFAST IN BED! Seriously, Maple Farms will come to you and the best breakfast guys in the business will fix you up an amazing breakfast!
Pledge $2,450 – Maple Farms will name its One Year Anniversary Syrup After YOU! Live forever in the chronicles of maple syrup history.
One lucky winner will receive a Maple Farms gift basket!
It has a $65 value and you can choose any of their Infused Maple Syrup and Gourmet Pancake & Waffle Mix flavors – Blueberry Muffin, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie, and Chocolate Banana Bread Pancakes, just to name a few! All are made with gluten free, old grain quinoa flour, and pure maple sugar!
*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 25th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Maple Farms Infusions, but all opinions are strictly my own