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Maple syrup at Aldi

Over the past few weeks, the supermarkets have generously sent me assorted pancakes and toppings to review. I’m all pancaked out now, so I think I’ll have a curry for dinner tomorrow.

Anyway, amongst these products was a new maple syrup from Aldi. Priced at €3.99 for 250mls, it’s slightly cheaper than Tesco’s maple syrup and significantly cheaper than Jakeman’s Canadian maple syrup (€6.49 for 330mls in Superquinn). Watch out for that sickly sweet “maple-flavoured” syrup; you have to use the real stuff.

I wasn’t remotely surprised to find that Aldi’s maple syrup is very good. It’s medium grade, meaning that the maple flavour is relatively pronounced. It went very well with vanilla ice-cream, but maple syrup is also fantastic with bacon. My friend Cat also makes a delicious salad dressing with maple syrup; I’ll ask her for the recipe and update this post later.

Click here to see all current specials at Aldi.


  1. Hi found your article interesting, Could you tell me does this maple syrup contain HCFS (high fructose corn syrup)?

  2. I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it undrsetnaadble.