Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug. USDA organic. For seven generations, Coombs Family Farms has produced 100% pure, great tasting maple syrup by taking special care of our ancient maple trees. My grandfather said “There are no shortcuts to creating pure maple syrup. Do right by the forest and it will do right by you.” Today, we continue this approach, a proudly support other small maple farmers who share our commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forestry. The Coombs Commitment: We make 100% pure maple syrup with no artificial flavors, perservatives or dyes; We never over-tap trees; We support the use of health spouts for tree friendly tapping; We never use pesticides in our tree farm; Our grading standards are never compromised for short-term gain. Nurturing the forest for 7 generations. Certified Organic by QAI. Products of USA and Canada. read more and buy it via Amazon
There are generally 3 grades of maple syrup. Grade A is the first run – Mild in taste, sweet and with fewer minerals than the other grades. It is more expensive and less desirable (health and taste wise). Grade B is the second run with more minerals plus more maple taste. Grade C is the third run with even more minerals and an even stronger taste of maple and it’s slightly less pleasant for most people.
Maple syrup has a large variety of minerals and vitamins and Grade B Organic is my favorite, considering it’s stronger flavor and higher nutrition content. Of course, Organic is the only way to eat food now, but that’s another story.
Coombs Family Farm provides a very satisfactory grade B organic Maple Syrup! I’ve used a lot!
Having grown up in sugar maple country and bought syrup from the farmers in unmarked gallon cans (‘store syrup’ never entered our house), I have plenty of experience with maple syrup. [Tip: maple trees and maple syrup are 'organic' by definition. Farmers who tap trees add nothing. Don't pay more for 'organic'.] At our house we ‘sugared off’ every Winter. For those who know what I’m talking about, read on. For those who don’t have any idea, you may be happy with this product.
The Good: This syrup is priced right (purchased at .31). It is a good buy and you should not be shy at purchasing. It’s really about a 3 star minus or 2.5 stars.
The Not So Good: Grade B syrup is normally ‘mapley’ with caramel notes. This syrup LACKS the strong maple flavors that make it suitable for cooking or a good match for those who like strong flavors, but it does NOT have the complexity or finesse of a Grade A Amber. In short it is rather bland and pedestrian for maple syrup. What we don’t know is whether the trees tapped for this label vary from year to year but this batch is uninteresting. I bought it as an alternative to Whole Foods label (about ) but quite frankly the Whole Foods Grade A Amber has a stronger maple flavor with more complexity and the Whole Foods Grade B is significantly stronger in flavor. I would rate the Whole Foods Grade A Amber as a 4 star minus, and the Grade B as 4-5 stars.
Here are specs and features of Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug
- Premium Grade B
- Certified organic by QAI
- Certified Kosher
- No artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes
- Winner of the National Certificate of Distinction for Taste Award from the American Tasting Institute
You can buy Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug with the price of around $ 19.80 via Amazon USA.