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Like any proven waffle lover, we are sure that maple syrup is one of the flavors you have tried at least once in your life. We definitely fell in love with it from the first bite. It’s rich, complex flavor with a well-balanced level of natural sweetness afforded us many moments of enjoyment and pleasure.
According to legend, Native Americans were the first to discover the magic of this syrup. They observed squirrels digging their teeth into trees to tap the sweet stuff inside. They made holes on the coat of maple trees to collect the sap into birch buckets before heating it with hot stones. The settlers, when they arrived, perfected the process of collecting and processing at high temperatures. That sap is gathered and altered into maple syrup, something many thought to be a mandatory topping for waffles… and pancakes, and French toast.
Respect for the tree
This delicious syrup, as the name suggests, we owe to the beautiful maple tree. To be more precise maple syrup is made from the sap of the sugar maple tree. Black maple and red maple are also tapped. These trees can adapt well to different soil and climate conditions. What maple is still famous for is its stunning display of fall leaf colors. The leaves turn into shades of yellow, orange, and red. No wonder such a beautiful tree produces such a wonderful treat.
Flowering maple syrup is a mysterious year-long process that crowns when the sap begins flowing through sugar maple trees as the nights are still below freezing and the days are above freezing. This magical process of nature produces a syrup that is much more than an indispensable topping for waffles and pancakes.
Maple srup – Tasty and healthy
Pure maple syrup has the same beneficial classes of antioxidant compounds. It contains 100 percent of your recommended daily allowance of manganese, as well as 37 percent of riboflavin, 18 percent of zinc, 7 percent of magnesium, and 5 percent of calcium and potassium.
Eighty percent of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada. No wonder the leaf of this tree is also on the Canadian flag. Maple trees are tapped for their sap between late February and the height of spring, in early April. That means that the most important period of the year for the production of this divine syrup will soon follow.
A maple tree needs about 40 years before it’s big enough to tap. Once a tree is large enough to tap, it can be used in years to come. Each tap can yield 10-12 gallons of sap during a season. It takes a very long time boiling to reduce it to the viscous syrup we’re used to drizzling on waffles. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one.
We at Chicago Waffles know true values. We offer you only the best products for your enjoyment. The highest quality ingredients are what set our food apart to the great satisfaction of our guests. We pay special attention to maple syrup, which you can find in our offer.
Look at our menu and find delicious waffles with this magical syrup. Taking care of you, we have provided carry out 10% discount.