What is Red Maple Syrup?
In Canada, there are two types of maple tree; sugar maple and red maple.
Traditionally, sugar maple trees are tapped for their sap which is boiled and turned into syrup.
Clarks have discovered that red maple trees can also be tapped and the syrup has a stronger maple flavour.
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*.
Founder and Managing Director, Bob Clark says: “Our skilled farmers in Canada introduced me to the syrup of the red maple tree. Its 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.
“We’re very excited to be introducing red maple syrup to UK supermarkets to celebrate one of the best days of the year – Pancake Day!”
You can use it to flavour and sweeten your savoury foods, your cakes, bakes and desserts. Or just drizzle all over your pancakes or porridge.
Clarks red maple syrup will be available in Sainsburys, a RRP of £6.00 from the 12th February.
Try it in this Chocolate-Maple Mousse
*36% less sugar than white refined sugar (64g of sugar per 100g)