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2005/12/31 09:04:27 (permalink)

Best pancake syrup

Been using Log Cabin Syrup my whole life, any suggestions out there for THE BEST pancake syrup?
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 09:16:13 (permalink)
    100% Pure Maple Syrup - anything medium amber. I haven't taste tested pure maple syrup, but I can't seem to tell the difference between brands.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 10:06:23 (permalink)
    Pure maple syrup is the only way to go. When traveling the Mid-Atlantic or New England, I always pick up some to support the local economy.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 10:40:09 (permalink)
    Either Light or Medium Amber is the way to go. We stock up yearly from a farm in western Mass, but have also had excellent stuff from the Catskills, Vermont, and Canada ( but be careful of the Canadian stuff- if it seems t be a real bargain, it aint, it is crap).

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 11:50:48 (permalink)
    I'm on the maple bandwagon too, though it's hard to keep around the house as my wife swigs it straight from the bottle.

    But Mrs. Butterworth's ain't bad. And I grew up on Log Cabin in the cabin-shaped container. Glass, I think, but maybe tin.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 12:34:38 (permalink)
    I'm not a big fan of the "pure" maple syrup. To me it's too watery and not sweet enough.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 13:02:34 (permalink)
    I truly love real myple syrup but it is a little like a rib roast, it is extremely expensive. I buy it on occasion but it has to be special. Around Knoxville, it is about $10 for a 8 ounce container. I understand why it is so expensive but I just do not buy it very often.

    It is my favorite syrup.

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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 13:11:31 (permalink)
    My father inlaw use to tap about 100 trees or so. I would take vacation time and go to Maine to help during the sugar harvest lot of work but enjoyable especially during late afternoon and evenings sitting in a warm sugar house embidding in a few liquid libations. I really got to like a grade B or C sugar better than the A. If you do get a chance to buy it from a local producer ask if they have lower grades for sale generally cheaper than Grade A and better flavor to me. Chow Jim
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 13:23:47 (permalink)
    When I was younger, my parents always used Karo syrup (I didn't know we were poor-LOL). After marriage when I bought the syrup, I found that C Grade maple syrup was outstanding. Now a diabetic, pancakes and syrup are no longer an option. I've tried the sugar-free syrups but they were so bad I've just cut that out of my diet completly.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 14:39:09 (permalink)
    I enjoy "365 Organic" 100% pure organic maple syrup, grade A medium amber from Whole Foods Market.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 16:46:21 (permalink)
    I actually like the lower grade maples better than the grade A fancy. Maple flavor seems to be a love it/hate it thing. If you don't like the taste of maple, you are probably better off with one of the non-maple products, or, you can use brown sugar. Or jelly. Or just plain. Whatever floats your boat!
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 17:13:43 (permalink)
    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 18:16:35 (permalink)
    Got some "Napa Valley" syrup once as part of a gift package. It was a mixture of maple syrup and brandy. Best I ever had. Only found it once since then, and it was very expensive. I've been going to try to mix my own but have yet to get around to doing it.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2005/12/31 19:17:16 (permalink)
    Trader Joe's has an excellent maple syrup for a very good price. It is sold in a "fifth" size bottle (as in whiskey) for less than $8. Most maple syrup round these parts is sold in pint size bottles for that same price. Also, Funk's Grove, a Route 66 landmark taps and distills their own maple sirup (sic) from local maple trees in central Illinois just north of Springfield. Good product, reasonable price. If you want a good alternative to maple syrup, there are many excellent fruit syrups on the market, particularly if you have access to a European market. Some of the Polish and other eastern European countries export some wonderful syrups that may not be specifically intended for pancakes, but work quite nicely, nonetheless.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 19:06:14 (permalink)
    Yep Trader Joe's "B" grade syrup is a real bargain and it tastes great. I use it not only for Pancakes but also in my coffee instead of sugar. I used to tap and make my own syrup thats how I got into the habit. Folks from Wis. just came over the other day and brought me a quart of Wis. Maple syrup. It was very good.

    I really like the grade B better, it has a more Maple flavor.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 19:26:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/

    Hmm. All these shagbarks and I've never even made a dime from them. I'm going to have to try that stuff. I wonder, nah. I'm not really interested in using the bark for anything other than scratching up against
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 19:36:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/

    Hmm. All these shagbarks and I've never even made a dime from them. I'm going to have to try that stuff. I wonder, nah. I'm not really interested in using the bark for anything other than scratching up against



    "I'm going have to try that stuff. I wonder, NAH."

    I agree...NAH. You need to stay true to yourself and your beliefs.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 19:55:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/


    In the Tenderloin thread, someone posted show times on Food Network featuring Indiana Tenderloins... (Jan 9 If I correctly recall). If I remember correctly, they also had a story on that bark syrup! Was a good watch last time I saw it...
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 21:05:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/
    Odered a couple of jars of the 8oz. today looking forward to trying it out. Keep thinking of the naked trees out there though. I hope PETA dose'nt hear about this. Chow Happy New Year and thanks for the link Jim
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 21:07:17 (permalink)
    Now I will have to admit that I am sort of biased, especially about threads shich as this one... but the best maple syrup is made right here in far Northern New york. Stay right away from the lighter grades, what you want is a medium or dark amber. In addition to being great on pancakes and waffles, maple syrup is great poured over plain vanilla ice cream.

    Wally
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/01 21:15:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    I don't know if this product has been discussed here or not in the past, but shagbark hickory syrup is extremely good, and is made from the bark, not the sap, of the tree. These people are about 15 miles south of where we live.
    http://hickoryworks.com/

    Hmm. All these shagbarks and I've never even made a dime from them. I'm going to have to try that stuff. I wonder, nah. I'm not really interested in using the bark for anything other than scratching up against



    "I'm going have to try that stuff. I wonder, NAH."

    I agree...NAH. You need to stay true to yourself and your beliefs.

    You seem to have a comprehension problem. Why don't you work on it?
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/02 10:56:18 (permalink)
    Did I misunderstand your post, Mr. Hoffman? If so, I am sorry. I thought by saying "Nah" you meant you will not try it, but would rather scratch your back on trees instead.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/02 12:20:43 (permalink)
    Hard to beat the maple for those of us brung up on it. But fruits are great too. Why is apple cinnamon hard to find in commercial labels now? My neighbor makes a chokecherry syrup that is excellent; just the right sweet and tart balance and thin enough to spread far in coverage.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/02 12:37:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gizmolito

    Did I misunderstand your post, Mr. Hoffman? If so, I am sorry. I thought by saying "Nah" you meant you will not try it, but would rather scratch your back on trees instead.

    I said I'd have to try the syrup. I said I'd not try to make the syrup from the bark of my own trees.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/02 13:49:11 (permalink)
    I don't like any maple syrup but the real thing...grocery store varieties leave me cold.

    Honey is really good on pancakes and waffles, too. In fact, I prefer honey to the syrup served at most places.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/02 15:01:27 (permalink)
    I too love maple syrup. In fact,Indiana has a great maple syrup festival. You can tour all the farms that are making syrup.

    BUT, I also have a guilty syrup pleasure- White Karo!!! My mother would either make warm brown sugar syrup or have white Karo. Sometimes, I still grab the Karo to put on my pancakes.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/03 01:19:24 (permalink)
    Not to interrupt the maple syrup lovefest (yeah, I like it too), but I prefer Steen's Pure Cane Syrup from Louisiana on my pancakes and waffles. Thicker and darker than pancake syrup but lighter and more flavorful than molasses, it is a taste of my childhood that I rediscovered to my great joy. It's one of the dozen or so things I pick up on my yearly December trip back home to Texas.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/05 02:41:57 (permalink)
    I prefer maple but use Cary's now because of diabetes.I'd love to kmow some good diabetic syrups.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/05 10:39:28 (permalink)
    Prefer waffles over pancakes...and then, no syrup. Butter and confectioner's sugar for me.
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    RE: Best pancake syrup 2006/01/11 16:00:19 (permalink)
    100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, even if I buy it at the local store I get the stuff from Vermont. I don't get hung up on the grades it's all good to me.
    My wife does not like Maple Syrup at all she eats her pancakes, waffles or french toast with jam or apparently a Russian tradition Sweetened Condensed Milk, sounds weird but it is not half bad.
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