For those who don’t know this, let me be clear: having Maple Syrup in the fridge is absolutely crucial to Canadian families, and particularly French Canadian ones. Once derided as a lower-quality product – le sucre du pays – compared to cane and beet sugar, which are traditional refined sugar sources, maple syrup has a distinctive aroma and delicious taste that is, well, indescribable. Costco deciding to include Maple Syrup in its Kirkland Signature brand gives us the opportunity to purchase high quality maple syrup at an affordable price.
If anyone is looking into how seriously we take our maple syrup, check this list of terms directly associated with maple sugar and syrup. It’s in French, but you’ll get the idea.
Costco’s Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup is quite exceptional, and just as good or better than any syrup commercially available. The price is right, too.
This maple syrup is sold, in-store only, for $12.99 (Canadian dollars) for 1 liter of golden ambrosia.
To be fair, I haven’t bought any other maple syrup in a long time, as this one is just toooo goooood. That being said, competitors seem to be priced about 30 to 40% more expensive.
I used to put maple syrup on everything, from pancakes and crepes to cereals, omelets and everything in between. My dear defunct mother used to cook up a maple syrup mousse that was incredibly simple to make, so sweet it made your teeth hurt, and yet so light and delicious my eyes are tearing up just thinking about it. I’m not joking.
That recipe was always zealously guarded, but my mother passed it on to my sister, of course, and in an act of incredible generosity, to my wife. Whenever we have it, my sister and I still fight over any extras, and will try to steal from each other’s plate, winner keeps all. She fights dirty, but I’m sneakier.
Alright, here ends the drive down memory lane. In an effort to reach middle age, I’ve slowed down my maple syrup consumption, but when I need to have some, and it still happens a few times a week, I crack open my jug of Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup.
It’s just the best.