i bought a gallon of maple syrup a couple months ago for 50 bucks, it was so runny like water. I assume it was not boiled enough. I guess i got ripped off. Ive had much thicker and taster syrup, BEWARE is all I can say
I sell a gallon of honey for 65.00. Noone has complained yet
not necessarily true. maple syrup will vary in thickness and color depending upon the sugar content of the raw sap. most people think it is to watery because they are used to thicker "pancake syrup". maple syrup is required by law to be boiled until it reaches a minimum of 66 brix. the higher the percentage of sugar in the raw sap means less water needing to be boiled off, which means less carmelization of the syrup and the end result is a thinner, lighter colored syrup. a lower concentration of sugar in the raw sap requires more evaporation to concentrate the sugar, causing more carmelization and a darker thicker syrup.