Since we are having pancakes today for breakfast, I thought I would do both the butter and the maple syrup in the same post.
We tried 5 different kinds of salted butter. The biggest difference
we could tell is that the Amish made butter tasted the saltiest, and the
Organic Valley butter had the least amount of salt in it. We also noticed that some butters were slightly more yellow than others. It was hard
to tell any other differences besides that. It was a different
experience trying several kinds of butter and trying each a couple of
times to see which we liked best. I wouldn't recommend it if I were
Amish $3.49 lb.
Western Family $2.99 lb.
Tilamook $3.29 lb.
Organic Valley $3.99 lb.
Kroger $2.99 lb.
With all this leftover butter, I probably won't have to purchase again until Christmas!
I tried only two brands of pure maple syrup because they are
expensive. Both syrups looked pretty similar. They did taste slightly
different, and half liked one better and half liked the other. The
majority of the people in my family like sweeter, less expensive syrup
or a homemade alternative. I didn't do the test on the regular syrups
yet. It will take us a while to finish up this syrup before I get any
Great Value (Walmart Brand) $5.98 for 12.5 oz or about 48 cents per ounce
Maple Grove Farms organic $4.78 for 8.5 oz. or about 56 cents per ounce
a couple of our family members don't like pure maple syrup, they made
some homemade syrup after we finished the test. A clone recipe is found
If you don't want to use corn syrup, you can always just use the recipe
on the Mapleine bottle with sugar, water and Mapleine.