Maple syrup aficionados buy Grade B syrup for its more intense maple flavor. I buy it at Trader Joe's.
But now Vermont is pushing for a uniform grading system where every syrup will be Grade A. The WSJ has the Sweet Dilemma story that has some producers resisting the new system.
"I'm not changing," said Edward Merrow, the owner of Blow Hill Maple Products in Danby, Vt., who has resigned from one local maple association that supported the new standard and has aligned himself with the Rutland County Maple Producers, some of whose members spoke against it at public hearings. "What are they going to do, put me in jail?"
FYI Under the new system: "Syrup will be differentiated by a "descriptor" based on color, clarity and taste: Golden/Delicate Taste; Amber/Rich Taste; Dark/Robust Taste; and Very Dark/Strong Taste" which likely describes my beloved Grade B syrup
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Posted by Jill Fallon at February 28, 2014 11:06 AM | Permalink