Clarks Original Maple Syrup

Say 'hello' to the UK’s best selling maple syrup - the perfect natural alternative to sugar.
A delicious blend of Pure Maple Syrup and Carob Fruit Syrup, perfectly combined to create a perfectly natural lower sugar solution. Sourced from Quebec and the Mediterranean, these versatile ingredients can be used as a sugar substitute in baking, taste divine drizzled over pancakes and can even be used to add a little sweetness to tea and coffee.

CLARKS GOLDEN AND DELICATE MAPLE SYRUP

Light and dreamy - set the dessert standard with this sweet treat!
Produced during the first part of the maple harvesting season this grade is very light in colour with an extremely delicate maple flavour. Our Golden and Delicate Pure Canadian Maple Syrup is perfect for desserts, ice-cream, waffles and pancakes.

CLARKS AMBER AND RICH MAPLE SYRUP

An added kick - it comes with added immune system benefits too!
Harvested at the start of the second half of the season. This pure maple syrup as a rich maple flavour, perfect for drizzling over waffles and pancakes as well as using as part of a dressing on meats and fish dishes and salads. Containing antioxidants and is a good source of zinc.

CLARKS DARK AND ROBUST MAPLE SYRUP

Dark and decadently good – some would say it’s smokin’
Harvested in the middle of the season, this pure maple syrup has a strong maple flavour. Drizzle over parsnips and bacon to create a smoky caramel flavour, another great ingredient for baking as well as for adding to your coffee.

CLARKS SPECIAL RESERVE PURE CANADIAN RED MAPLE SYRUP

Rich and buttery – for a taste that lingers
Tapped during the short red maple harvest in Quebec during early spring, supply of this pure Canadian syrup is limited and unique to the UK. The rare treat boasts a robust caramel flavour. It is perfect for drizzling over pancakes or using as an alternative to white sugar in baking.

The flavour is butter-like, richer and more complex. It is different from the syrup of the sugar maple tree and it lingers on the taste buds for longer.

CLARKS MAPLE SUGAR

Made from 100% Canadian Maple Syrup; a versatile and delicious natural sweetener that can be used instead of white refined sugar.
Ideal for when you want to shake and sprinkle rather than pour and drizzle that yummy maple flavour. Try it in barbecue sauces or meat rubs for that maple sweetness you love; or sprinkle onto buttered toast, porridge or pancakes for a tasty breakfast treat. Gram for gram 15% less sugar than white refined sugar and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO SUGAR
Clarks, the UKs best selling maple syrup brand offer the greatest range of maple syrup in the UK. From Pure Canadian Maple Syrup in three different grades, to our best selling Original Maple Syrup and Carob Fruit Syrup blend, Clarks offer a range of maple syrups to suit all tastes.

With Clarks Pure Maple Syrup containing 34% less sugar (gram for gram) and Clarks Original Blend containing 50% less sugar (gram for gram) than refined white sugar, they are a great tasting alternative to white refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Incredibly versatile, maple syrup can be used in a whole range of dishes – drizzle on sponge cakes, strawberries and even camembert; squeeze on salmon and chicken; pour in milkshakes and ice cream; mix in porridge and smoothies – and don’t forget to use it on your salad dressings and sauces. Maple syrup is also a good source of zinc to aid the immune system and has fewer calories weight-for-weight than sugar and honey. It can also be a great ingredient for those looking to make small changes for a healthier lifestyle – try adding a dash of Clarks to your morning coffee instead of sugar.

5m
Bottles of Clarks Maple Syrup are sold in the UK every year
45%
Clarks Original blend has less sugar than White refined sugar (g for g)
35%
Clarks Pure Maple Syrup has less sugar than white refined sugar (g for g)
Absolutely love it!
Absolutely love it. Put it on everything, roast meat, puddings, all sweet and savory foods. Adds a special something
M.Done - Windsor
So sweet and yummy!
We Love maple syrup so sweet and yummy
S.Marie – Kingstone upon Hull
I always use their maple syrup in my recipes
I always use their maple syrup in my recipes so I was thrilled when they asked me to try out their newest addition and create a recipe for them
Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen
Adds an extra kick of flavour
I like to use Clarks Original Blend as a great alternative to sugar and because it adds that extra kick of flavour.
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ABOUT MAPLE SYRUP
As a nation, we have developed habit of consuming vast amounts of refined sugar on a daily basis. That said, maple syrup is a natural sweetener that can be used as a great sugar alternative when used in moderation.

Similar to the way in which brown bread offers us more nutrients than white bread – which has been robbed of any goodness during the refinement process – unrefined natural sweeteners such as maple syrup contain more beneficial nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants and than white sugar. When used in sensible amounts, maple syrup has the ability to lessen inflammation, better manage blood sugar level and supply the body with nutrients.

Maple tree syrup, (or tree sap) has been used for many centuries. Long before Europeans settled in the US, Native Americans began processing maple tree sap into syrup, as they seemed to understand the health benefits. Maple syrup held cultural significance to many Aboriginal tribes, who celebrated with a maple dance during the first full moon of the year.

What are the nutritional benefits of maple syrup?

When compared to refined sugar which offers no nutritional value, maple syrup contains some important antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese. If you carry out a direct comparison of sugar versus maple syrup nutrition, they have a few things in common, but maple syrup is a more favorable choice.

Why is maple syrup better than refined sugar?

The glycemic index (GI index) score of maple syrup is about 54, compared to a score of about 65 for refined sugar. This means that maple syrup has a lesser impact on your blood sugar than refined sugar. Maple syrup also adds trace minerals and antioxidants, while sugar is missing both of these.

Maple syrup is derived from the sap of maple trees. Unlike refined sugar – which undergoes a long, complex process in order to be condensed in crystalised sugar – maple syrup is a far more natural, unrefined product.

The history of maple syrup

As one of the oldest forms of sweetener, first harvested by Native Americans and believed to have healing benefits, maple syrup remains a sweeter of choice today for the same reasons.

Popular with those following a plant based diet, pure maple syrup is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Today, Canada supplies over 80 % of the world’s maple syrup and Quebec is the largest producer. Clarks source all its Pure Maple Syrup from a maple farm in Quebec. Most maple trees are about 10 to 12 inches in diameter and usually about 40 years old.

How is maple syrup made?

Maple Syrup comes from the sap of the Maple Tree. There are around 13 different types of Maple tree, but 3 are used for Maple tapping; the Sugar Maple, Black Maple and Red Maple, with Sugar Maple being the most common as it has the longest harvest period. Very simply, when the temperature starts to get warmer in the spring, the sap rises through the tree, allowing the Maple Syrup farmers to tap the trees and collect the sap. This sap is then simply boiled to create pure maple syrup.

Concerns with consuming maple syrup

Like any sweetener, maple syrup should be consumed in moderation. Portion size should be controlled and maple syrup should be consumed as part of a balanced diet. Offering more nutrients and increased benefits when compared to consuming refined white sugar, high quality maple syrup’s benefits should not be compared to the benefits of eating wholesome food such as proteins, fats and vegetables.