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Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Each year, maple trees are tapped and those taps are connected one by one to a long tubing system. That tube allows a certain amount of sap to travel all the way to a large container where it is stored. Since maple sap is essentially sweet water, we have to boil it down in order for the excess water to evaporate. This process creates a substance that is thicker and sweeter than the sap because it is more concentrated in sugar. That delicious substance is known as maple syrup. Its production seems simple enough but necessitates the completion of multiple steps that require both skills and efforts.

No, they are very different. While maple water is boiled down to directly create pure maple syrup, pancake syrup is often made with high-fructose corn syrup and has nothing to do with the real thing. In fact, the latter often contains no maple syrup at all, but have instead many chemicals and additives to them.

An unopened bottle of maple syrup can be good for a very long time, as long as it is kept in a dry and cool place such as your pantry. A container than has already been opened, however, will keep the freshness of the syrup for a shorter amount of time. That is why opened bottles should be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer to prevent the apparition of mold in the syrup. If kept in an airtight bottle and stored properly, maple syrup can be good for up to a year in the refrigerator and almost indefinitely in the freezer.

Absolutely! It has been proven that pure maple syrup contains minerals and antioxidants that are good for your health. Those are obviously not found in granulated sugar, which is one of the reasons why maple syrup proves to be a much better sweetener option. Plus, the syrup from maple trees is much tastier!

When cold winter nights start to alternate with days of thaw, maple trees gradually pull water from the ground, which they then filter through their roots. This water gathers nutrients stored in the tree as it flows and is destined to nourish its host throughout the season. The distinctive temperature of the sugaring season creates a pressure that allows for the sap to be pushed out of the taps and boiled down to create maple syrup.

Small bubbles often appear in maple syrup when its bottle has been shaken. Those bubbles are completely natural and harmless – nothing to be alarmed of. If you are still worried by their presence, simply wait a few hours as they will disappear over time.

If your maple syrup has stayed for a long while in your refrigerator or has been overheated, small crystals may form at the bottom of the bottle. Although they might worry you, those crystals are completely harmless and are indeed edible. They are the same as maple candy and do not alter the quality of your maple syrup in any way. If you wish to remove them, simply scrape them off or pour a hot liquid in the bottle in order to dissolve them.

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I had a chance to sample different flavours at the local farmers market. Amazingly smooth with a hint of smoke from the regular bottle due to the woodfired process they use. The ‘smoked’ bottle however kicked it up a notch and was my favorite! I now often find myself doing shots of this between pancake day! Wonderful to drizzle over breakfast sausages too. A must have in any fridge.

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Best maple syrup I have ever had! This syrup is so rich and full of flavor, nothing I have bought from the store compares to it. You can really taste the love that goes into it's production. If you want a truly authentic maple syrup experience, I highly recommend Little Ouest Maple Taps!

Erin Mitchell

I recently had the pleasure of trying the amazing syrup from Little Ouest Maple Taps. From the moment I opened the bottle, the rich aroma of pure maple goodness filled the air. The taste is unparalleled—smooth, sweet, and truly a treat for the taste buds. What sets Little Ouest apart is the evident dedication to quality; their syrup is a testament to craftsmanship and authenticity. The packaging is elegant, and the flavor speaks volumes about their commitment to delivering a top-notch product. Highly recommended!

Tim Smith

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Karie O.

“I have tried Ouest Maple TAPS and I must say, I am in love with the quality of it. The traditional way of boiling the syrup on fire adds a nuance that makes it even smoother. My kids are happy with what they are eating, and so am I, knowing it is made with all-natural ingredients and no unnecessary processed sugar that could lead to health issues like diabetes. I am so glad I found this and I highly recommend all mothers to keep a stock in their cabinets!”

Sara Jones

“When I first ordered maple syrup from this company, I was skeptical that it would be as organic as they claimed. However, after trying it, I can confirm that this brand is truly free of colorings, artificial flavors, and is not diluted with cane sugar or corn syrup. Now, I can enjoy the delicious taste of real maple syrup without any doubts.”

Andrew Johnson

“Ouest Maple TAPS is amazing! I wish I had found them sooner. Their maple syrup is of the highest quality and blends perfectly with pancakes. It’s also great to drizzle over ice cream or add to baked beans. My husband and I love maple syrup, and we are so happy to have found this company.”

Amelia Wilson

I had a chance to sample different flavours at the local farmers market. Amazingly smooth with a hint of smoke from the regular bottle due to the woodfired process they use. The ‘smoked’ bottle however kicked it up a notch and was my favorite! I now often find myself doing shots of this between pancake day! Wonderful to drizzle over breakfast sausages too. A must have in any fridge.

Sue Russell

Best maple syrup I have ever had! This syrup is so rich and full of flavor, nothing I have bought from the store compares to it. You can really taste the love that goes into it's production. If you want a truly authentic maple syrup experience, I highly recommend Little Ouest Maple Taps!

Erin Mitchell

I recently had the pleasure of trying the amazing syrup from Little Ouest Maple Taps. From the moment I opened the bottle, the rich aroma of pure maple goodness filled the air. The taste is unparalleled—smooth, sweet, and truly a treat for the taste buds. What sets Little Ouest apart is the evident dedication to quality; their syrup is a testament to craftsmanship and authenticity. The packaging is elegant, and the flavor speaks volumes about their commitment to delivering a top-notch product. Highly recommended!

Tim Smith

Votre sirop d erable est un pur delice! Ses notes d erable et de caramel soutiennent sa confection artisanale dans le plus grand respect de ce que la nature a de plus grand nous offrir! Avec Little Ouest Maple Taps on debute dans le haut de gamme! Bravo ! Avis aux connaisseurs! Un secret bien garder a decouvrir!

Karie O.

“I have tried Ouest Maple TAPS and I must say, I am in love with the quality of it. The traditional way of boiling the syrup on fire adds a nuance that makes it even smoother. My kids are happy with what they are eating, and so am I, knowing it is made with all-natural ingredients and no unnecessary processed sugar that could lead to health issues like diabetes. I am so glad I found this and I highly recommend all mothers to keep a stock in their cabinets!”

Sara Jones

“When I first ordered maple syrup from this company, I was skeptical that it would be as organic as they claimed. However, after trying it, I can confirm that this brand is truly free of colorings, artificial flavors, and is not diluted with cane sugar or corn syrup. Now, I can enjoy the delicious taste of real maple syrup without any doubts.”

Andrew Johnson

“Ouest Maple TAPS is amazing! I wish I had found them sooner. Their maple syrup is of the highest quality and blends perfectly with pancakes. It’s also great to drizzle over ice cream or add to baked beans. My husband and I love maple syrup, and we are so happy to have found this company.”

Amelia Wilson
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