Original Escuminac syrup is a dark syrup produced at the end of the harvest. Intensely dark, it is purely delicious. With its suggestion of rye, caramel and roasted sugar, it is perfect for your recipes; use it in simmered dishes, pastries or to spice up your salad dressings. In Canada, maple syrup is available in five different categories. The main grading criterion is the color, expressed in terms of degree of light transmission. The later the harvest, the darker the syrup; it also becomes less complex, and has a more pronounced caramel flavor.