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Apr 6, 2008 11:20 PM

Birch Juice... Does it exist in North America? HELP

I'm Russian and I have looked everywhere for this juice, but none of the places have it (online, offline, specialty, etc). Some Russian grocery stores have a cheaper, diluted version that tastes quite differently from non diluted birch tree juice (the fake version is heavily diluted with lemon juice, sugar, and water). I really really miss this traditional food, and I would pay a higher price just to get the authentic birch juice. Is there any possible way to get it here in US or Canada, other than ordering directly from Ukraine or Russia?

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  1. I miss it too and have never found it. We do, however, make it we tap both our maple and birch trees and while I have out the equipment boil each down into syrup.
    Xrestos Voskres!

    1. i'm not sure if you're looking for syrup or some sort of birch juice i'm not familiar with-- does this link help?

      1. I don't have a source for you, but can anyone explain what this tastes like? I'm intrigued.

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        1. re: Sister Y

          Birch juice, tastes a bit like watery maple syrup, but lighter, not as heavy a sugar content or naturally a maple flavor. A bit like chicken (I'm sorry I couldn't resist.),
          Really, very refreshing.

        2. In New England we don't have Birch Juice, but we do drink White Birch Beer.

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