VIDEO: Canadian Maple Syrup Products

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Coming back to Canada for several months has afforded me the opportunity to indulge in some of my favorite comfort foods from back home. One of these is Canadian maple syrup and other closely related maple products. What tastes good with maple syrup? Just about everything, as far as I’m concerned! Some of the classic combinations featuring maple syrup include pouring copious amounts on French toast, waffles, pancakes, cereal, porridge and nuts. In this particular video I had the opportunity to try some of my favorite maple syrup products while sampling others for the first time. All in all, I collected all of these maple products from grocery stores in Ontario and New Brunswick while ordering some specialty items online.

Here is the entire list of maple products:

Maple syrup in a bottle.
Maple syrup in a can.
Maple flavored bacon.
Maple popcorn.
Maple bacon chips.
Maple coffee.
Maple tea.
Maple cream cookies.
Maple oatmeal.
Maple sugar chocolate truffles.
Maple ice wine.
Pure maple jelly.
Maple spread.
Maple beans.
Maples walnut ice cream.
Pure maple cream.

Video Script:

This is a really exciting video for me to make because today I’m going to be taste testing Canadian maple syrup products.

Maple syrup is a huge part of the Canadian identity and it is basically syrup that comes from the sap of different kinds of maple trees – the sugar maple, the red maple and the black maple.

So what a lot of people don’t know outside of Canada is that there is a lot of maple products that you can buy in Canada aside from just the syrup.

In fact, maple syrup is so popular in Canada that if you actually admitted to not liking it they take away your passport. I’m not even kidding.

We love maple syrup so much in Canada that we have it in just about everything. Wait until you see the types of products that it comes in.

Maple syrup in a bottle.
Maple syrup in a can.
Maple flavored bacon.
Maple popcorn.
Maple bacon chips.
Maple coffee.
Maple tea.
Maple cream cookies.
Maple oatmeal.
Maple sugar chocolate truffles.
Maple ice wine.
Pure maple jelly.
Maple spread.
Maple beans.
Maples walnut ice cream.
Pure maple cream.

So I have to admit for this video I really went all out. Now a lot of these maple products you can find in stores regularly but some of them are specialty items such as maple tea and maple popcorn. Those are things I’ve never seen before and never tried, so I’m really excited to give it a shot.

Alright, so here is a bit of background information about maple syrup.

So how is maple syrup collected? By burrowing holes into the trunks and extra the sap.

Today, the Canadian province of Quebec is responsible for three quarters of the entire maple syrup production in the world.

What can you eat Maple syrup with? Well, it’s more like can’t you but most common items are things such as waffles, pancakes, nuts, ice cream, toast, French toast. You know what, you can dip it around in your finger and it just tastes wonderful. It doesn’t matter how you consume it. It’s amazing stuff. It has such a unique taste and flavor.

Alright, first up for the taste test – Mr. Maple maple cream cookies.

So these are shaped just like a maple leaf as you can see. And I’m about to take my first bite.

Mmmmmm.

Those are amazing. You can really taste the maple and the maple cream filing. Right here in the middle.

So sweet and it has such an authentic maple taste.

Alright, so these maple bacon chips are something that I have never had before. I’ve been noticing them in stores more these days. I’m assuming they are just a product that has been pushed out in the last several years because I have been away from Canada for a little while and it is like a whole new surprise. Maple bacon chips and this is my first time to try them.

And these are kettle cooked chips – my absolute favorite type of chip.

Mmmm.

Oh, wow. It is just incredible what flavors can be simulated these days. I’m tasting the bacon and I’m tasting that hint of maple. These are authentic maple bacon chips.

Next up, maple popcorn. And this is a specialty item, I actually ordered from a store online. I’ve never seen this before in a grocery store. I have a feeling it might be more common place in Quebec but where I’m from in British Columbia and now being based in Ontario I looked hard for this maple popcorn but I couldn’t find it, so I went online and I got the real ma-coy.

Let’s have that first taste. Oh, yeah. I can taste that maple. This is so much better than caramel popcorn. How can I caramel popcorn ever again when I’ve had maple popcorn.

Okay, next up we’ve got maple ice wine sauce. And you know what, I don’t have a tiny cup in my apartment right now so I’m just going to chug it straight from the bottle. First time to try it.

Mmmmm. Oh my goodness, is that ever sweet. And it is different from maple syrup. Yeah, it’s got kind of a wine kick. Like I don’t know how to explain it. I’m not exactly sure what you would put this on but I’m guessing this would be a wonderful thing to spread over a dessert. Like put over top of a cheesecake or something. Oh my gosh, that’s good.

Okay, now on to something I am very familiar with. This is maple fudge and it is my absolute favorite maple product. I love fudge of any kind but maple fudge is by far the all-time best and this is just. This is my Achilles heal for a dessert. Like, I’m not kidding, I could eat this whole tray. I am going to try show a little self-control in this video by only having one piece but if there is one maple product you’ve got to try in Canada aside from maple syrup make it maple fudge.

It is just so creamy, so sweet and has such a strong maple flavor. I’m in my happy place right now.

Okay, so here is another one of those specialty maple products that I’ve never tried before. This is maple tea and I’m just going to dunk it the tea bag right in to the cup here of boiling hot water.

Alright, so I’ve given it a bit of time to steep. Now it is time to try it.

Oh, it is that maple aroma.

Yeah, you can taste the maple. There is a hint of maple but it is not overpowering. It is not really sweet and so if you want to enjoy maple without you know having it too sugary this is a pretty good option.

I’ve just made myself a bagel and I’ve got my pure maple spread. And I’ve had this a couple of times before and it puts honey to shame.

Oh yeah, nice big amount here. Woo!

It is time for the first bite. I already know how it is going to taste but I’m excited.

Mmmmmm.

That just makes the ultimate bagel experience. When you’ve got that pure maple spread on top.

Okay, next I’m going to try another bite of the bagel but now with pure maple jelly.

And I’ve never tried this before so this is going to be pretty cool.

Man, that is really good to. That is a lot lighter than the spread. To be honest I like the spread more but if you can’t find the spread go for the jelly.

Alright guys, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for. I am going to show you my all-time favorite way to consume maple syrup.

Okay, so first what it involves is taking some walnuts.

Putting them into a bowl.

And then pouring a generous amount of maple syrup over top of them.

So you stir it around. And once you’ve saturated all of those walnuts you just dig right in.

Amazing.

So now it is time for another one of my all-time favorite maple syrup products. And that’s maple walnut ice cream.

You can really taste the maple and the walnut. What a dynamic duo these two are.

To wrap this up I’ve just had an absolute pig out on maple syrup related products. A lot of them are my all-time favorites and a few are things I’ve never tried before.

So in the comments section let me know if you’ve tried Canadian maple syrup before. Let me know if you have a favorite product. Is it something you would try or does it look really weird? Any kinds of thoughts or opinions on this let me in the comments.

Canadian maple syrup products taste test

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