I’m going to edumacate you.
This is Sugar on Snow.
What is sugar on snow? Sugar on snow is maple syrup that is poured when it’s nice and warm over snow. It turns into this taffy/gum like substance that is sweet and delicious to eat.
Saturday was VT’s annual Open House for all of the sugar shacks around the region, and we headed to one of them to show the kids some serious sap boiling. After driving down one of the sloppiest roads I’ve been on in awhile, we wound up at the shack. There were tons of people there sampling mustard (the family makes homemade mustards) and relish, raised donuts and, of course, sugar on snow.
Toad and Babygirl both tried some and actually didn’t care for it. Why? “It’s too sweet”.
REAL maple syrup is sweet, especially if you stay away from that Grad A namby pants stuff and head for the delicious Medium Amber. Medium Amber is the most delicious form of maple syrup there is. It’s dark and rich and kicks Aunt Jemima’s ass.
And you can’t be afraid to use it. Vermonters use maple syrup whenever they feel like it, without worrying about the price (because the majority of us know people who make it and can get it for a very good price). Want some delicious tasting carrots? Slather it all over the carrots after you’ve boiled them. Want delicious pork loin? Mix it with BBQ sauce and heavily baste the last hour and a half of it’s cooking time. Never, EVER be afraid to use real maple syrup.
There. Now you’re one step closer to knowing what it’s like to be a true Vermonter.