Maple Classification

One for Every Taste

The classification of maple syrup is based on the colour and authenticity of its maple flavour. This helps consumers choose the best syrup for their desired applications.

There are four classes of maple syrup:

  • Golden, Delicate Taste
  • Amber, Rich Taste
  • Dark, Robust Taste
  • Very Dark, Strong Taste

There are two grades of maple syrup: Grade A and Processing Grade. Only Grade A maple syrup is sold in stores. It meets the following requirements:

  • Free of fermentation
  • Uniform in colour
  • Free of sediment
  • No cloudiness or turbidity
  • Maple flavour characteristic of its colour class
  • No objectionable odour or taste

Obtained by no other method than concentrating maple sap.

Discover more Maple products

Maple Water

Maple water is delicious just as it is, but it also blends beautifully with fruit. No surprise, then, that more and more maple water-based drinks with fruit flavours like cranberry, blueberry and lemon are hitting the market.

Maple Flakes

Maple flakes are created by freeze-drying (dehydrating) maple syrup. Use maple flakes to liven up cocktails, desserts, breading and spice mixes.

Maple Taffy

Maple taffy is made by boiling maple syrup to concentrate it. During sugaring season the hot taffy is poured over snow to cool it and voilà! It’s ready to eat!

Tips and Tricks

You can make your own maple taffy in just seven minutes.

Try our microwave maple taffy recipe. It’s quick and easy!

Maple flakes make a great addition to spice blends.

Season meats, fish, and vegetables with the delicious flavour of maple.

Maple water is for drinking… and cooking, too!

Maple water brings sublime flavour to soups and broths. Use it to poach fish, too.

Hundreds of Delicious Recipes

Maple is a special addition to any recipe, from appetizer to dessert. Find one that’s perfect for you or your occasion!