Recent changes in labeling guidlines means that our maple syrup labels are changing, Don’t worry though, what is in the bottles is the same lovely pure maple syrup that you know and love.
Our #1 Medium is now Amber
Our #2 Amber is now Organic Dark
Our #3 Dark is Very Dark
Maple Syrup is the gift we originally received from the Ojibway and Six Nations peoples. Produced from the sap of the sugar maple, pure maple syrup is ideal for cooking because of its deep, rich flavour. Although excellent on pancakes, this syrup gives the flavour profiles you want in maple-walnut pie or other dishes that require flavourful sweetening. Our maple syrup comes from a single forest outside Goderich Ontario, this ancient sugar bush is carpeted in wild leeks and home to lots of wildlife. To avoid developing burnt or smokey flavours our syrup is first run through a reverse osmosis machine that cuts about 70% of the energy needed to boil syrup down, this produces a clean tasting syrup full of true maple flavour. It is then further reduced down in a low temperature simmer to 66brix. Our Very Dark maple syrup was the 2015 Now Magazine top "Ecoholic" pick for Toronto’s best maple syrup, and while traditionally lighter syrups have been more popular, we sell about two times more dark syrup than anything else because of its amazing deep rich and pure flavour. We hope that you will enjoy.
We have 3 different types of maple syrup:
Organic Amber is our lightest syrup, made when the sap has the highest sugar constancy. Traditionally light syrups have been the most sought after though they have the least amount of maple flavour.
Organic Dark is our mid range maple syrup, slightly more maple flavour and a darker colour than the No.1.
Very Dark is a rich deep flavoured buttery maple syrup with a clean taste, made when the sap has its lowest sugar content letting the flavours of the minerals in the sap shine though.
What makes our natural and organic syrup different from conventional maple syrup are the guidelines for quality that have to be adhered to when making our syrup. Defoamers made of animal fat are not used meaning our syrup is vegan friendly. Hoses, machinery, and boilers are all washed down in pure water taken from the sap. Formaldehyde plugs that can hamper microbial and fungal growth are not used and the trees are not injected with chemicals cocktails that force the trees to produce more sap. Basically Our syrup is made the way you would want it made, clean and without tricks or additives.
Posted by Katherine K. on 2nd Jun 2019
This maple syrup is the best -- wonderfully dark, rich, and flavorful. I haven't been able to find an equivalent anywhere else!
Posted by Dale Montgomery on 2nd May 2019
This is the best maple syrup I have ever had...love the rich taste!
Posted by Amy on 12th Feb 2019
I have been using other homemade maple syrup which was good. I had run out and it was time to purchase something else as I can only get the other syrup once a year. I’d had Forbes syrup in the past and remembered it being quite good so I ordered some. Well this stuff is like liquid gold! It smells and tastes so much better than other syrups. It really is unique and oh so delicious. I find you don’t need as much as other syrups either because it’s so high quality. Mmmm so good!
Posted by marietherese on 23rd Feb 2017
The #3 Dark Maple is the very best maple syrup I've had in years and years. It reminds me of the amazing maple syrup I had as a child visiting relatives in Quebec (back in the day when many who lived in the country had a "cabanne a sucre"). Honestly I'd given up hope of experiencing this 'true maple' taste again. Very clean flavor, deep maple, unforgettable! Of course, some maple syrups are pretty decent that we've bought from our local producers, but if you are a maple syrup lover, like I am, Forbes #3 just knocks them out of the park! So glad I found your site! Thanks .... Also, shipping was crazy fast ... I ordered it one day, and delivered the next!
Posted by Heather on 11th Dec 2016
The best maple syrup in Ontario! Perfect flavour complexity, texture and viscosity. Hard to avoid pouring it by the glass!
Posted by Robert on 3rd Oct 2016
Recently moved to Vancouver. Nothing comes close. Hope you supply some here in Vancouver stores. Thanks
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2016
Posted by Joan Jackaman on 3rd Apr 2016
The dark maple syrup is totally amazing. We had given up hope of ever finding a maple syrup with "old fashioned made in the sugar bush in a cast iron kettle taste".
But then, at Canada Blooms, 2016, the Toronto Garden Club had a booth with syrup tasting and I found REAL MAPle SYRUP. I ordered a litre and am very impressed with the speed and accuracy of service and of course, now we don't have to ration the syrup. We are looking forward to trying other products.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2014
Forbes has found a way to tap into the best tasting organic maple syrup. In doing so they have cornered the market.
Posted by Ceferermadess on 7th Aug 2013
This is the hands down best maple syrup I have ever had