A pronounced maple flavor, caramel and
brown sugar flavor notes are also present. The greatest volume of pure
maple syrup sold for any one grade is Dark, Robust, so, it’s often
called “the mass market grade.” Sometimes there is a slight burn in the
back of the throat as compared to Amber, Rich Maple Syrup. It should not
be bitter or overpowering.
Preferred by some for table use, and its strong flavor makes it best for cooking. It is the darkest consumer grade available. Its
heartier maple flavor makes it popular for table and all around use, as
well as cooking. Try substituting Dark, Robust Maple Syrup for sugar in
recipes, or pour over oatmeal, in cold cereal, and as a sweetener in
pasta sauces, beans and cooking.