Maple syrup is graded according to color, flavor, and clarity. Each grade has its own flavor and color, and these characteristics are used to determine the grade of syrup.
Lighter grade syrups (like our Golden) are ideal for adding subtle sweet flavor to desserts, pancakes, and other breakfast foods. Golden is also a good choice for adding flavor to oatmeal and waffles.
Medium grade syrups (like our Amber) are darker in color and have a stronger maple flavor. Amber is a good choice for baking and cooking recipes that call for a maple flavor that isn't too strong.
Darker grade syrups (like our Dark) are the darkest grade of maple syrup and have an extremely strong, robust flavor. Dark is best used in recipes that require a very strong maple flavor.