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Maple Syrup bargain!!!!

athina Nov 28, 2010 12:59 PM

For all those maple syrup lovers- who cringe at the prices.....I have found an exceptional bargain at Ocean State Job lot. One 32 oz jug of VT or Canadian Pure Grade A dark Amber maple syrup for $12.50!!!! Its less than 1/2 price of what you'd normally pay in the supermarket!

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  1. Motosport RE: athina Nov 29, 2010 11:53 AM

    BJ's, Sam's Club and Costco also have very good Maple Syrup at great prices.

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      rrems RE: athina Nov 30, 2010 07:05 PM

      Thanks for the heads-up. I'll have to check the one in Valatie.

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        feelinpeckish RE: rrems Dec 1, 2010 10:14 AM

        Where in Valatie is there one of those sources? I live near by but can not for the life of me think of such a location. Please fill me in.

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          rrems RE: feelinpeckish Dec 1, 2010 06:23 PM

          It's on route 9 just north of the village, on the left when you are heading north. I think it used to be a Grand Union.

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            feelinpeckish RE: rrems Jan 25, 2011 08:06 AM

            Sorry rrems, that is not any of the named discount outlets. (more like a best buy type ). But you are right that it used to be the Grand Union location. Maybe I am too fussy but I/we always would pick up a gallon of what used to be called "fancy" grade in VT and now is called grade A light. I find that grade to have a fine delicate taste/flavor. The dark has a heavier flavor and while not inferior it is not what I prefer. Further if not stored in tight containers and preferably refrigerated, it will darken and become very like the dark amber grades.

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        rrems RE: athina Dec 1, 2010 06:34 PM


        Do you find the dark amber different from light or medium? We always buy the light amber (we use it on pancakes and waffles), and Wikipedia says the dark grades are for cooking and baking, but it's a little ambiguous because if they are all grade A, what is the difference? There is also a difference in grading between the US and Canada. Can you shed some light on this?

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          JMF RE: rrems Dec 5, 2010 10:19 AM

          All the grade A and B are eating grade. Once you try a dark A, or even better a dark B, you will never go back to the lighter stuff again. Much more deep maple taste.

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            rrems RE: JMF Dec 5, 2010 11:51 AM

            Thanks. I will definitely give it a try.

        2. TheDewster RE: athina Jan 25, 2011 07:45 AM

          Amber no 2 is the poorest grade from the end of the season. It is intense but has metallic notes, try Canadian no 1 light or AA, or Vermont Fancy its the best without going to a sugar shack and getting it hot from the boiler.

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