Friday, April 7, 2017

Mmm is for Maple Syrup

Mmm is for Maple Syrup
The sticky sweet smell of maple syrup is one of those smells that just makes me think of home. I mean, the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association alone represents a well established industry that produces 1.8 million kilograms of syrup every year which is sold here and on the global stage! 

The past two weekends in a row the Mr.,  Little Dude and I have travelled to Paquetville, NB to enjoy a maple brunch at Sucrerie Chiasson.

Brunch

Going to a sucrerie/sugar shack is one of the 10 things I listed this year as Winter Activities in Northern New Brunswick, but as it turns out some of them are even great ideas in the spring! We went to the Petit Paquetville location the first week and the the Paquetville location the second week (they are only minutes apart by car). When we were approaching both locations we were not 100% sure where to go, but quickly realized they are located where all the cars are parked on the side of the road since the parking lots were already full! We were certainly not the only ones with the idea to go for maple brunch...

Mmm is for Maple Syrup
At both locations we were greeted by incredibly friendly staff who assured us they would find seats for us very soon - and they did! The staff was very helpful to help us with getting a booster seat in place for Little Dude and made sure we were well taken care of.

Little Dude LOVED the maple syrup! This came as no surprised because although he likes cleaning like his Dad he has my sweet tooth.
The brunch buffet at Sucrerie Chiasson is $15.25 for adults and $8.50 for children under the age of 10 (and free for babies!). It is well worth the price to enjoy breakfast food all cooked in maple syrup! Is anyone else's mouth watering just reading this?!
Mmm is for Maple Syrup

Did You Know?

Did you know maple syrup is a natural and nutritious sweetener and a smart choice as a sweet topping or as a flavour ingredient in baking and cooking?

Maple syrup is a very good source of mineral nutrients and vitamins, is 100% natural and has a higher nutritional value than all other common sweeteners - Now if that doesn't convince you to try some this maple season I'm not sure what will! It's sweet AND healthy - win win!
Mmm is for Maple Syrup
The amount of maple syrup produced in New Brunswick annually (1.8 million kg) is equivalent in weight to approximately 600 elephants - That is literally a ton of maple syrup!

Maple Syrup in New Brunswick

There are locations throughout New Brunswick where you can find a brunch such as the one in Paquetville, although I can't vouch for them at this point, haha. For a complete "Maple Map" check out the Tourism NB website.

We love maple so much we even have the Maple Capital of Atlantic Canada Festival in St. Quentin, NB - All the festivities begin April 11 and continue into Easter weekend.

Enjoy the rest of maple season!

My shoes for that: The Mr.'s favourite spring boots from Steve Madden
Mmm is for Maple Syrup

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