Maple Taffy Love

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I’ve always wanted to eat maple taffy from the snow. Always.

I tried it as a kid once – grabbed the maple syrup from the door of the fridge, pulled on my snowsuit and drizzled the stuff all over the snow in the backyard. I searched for the taffy in the snow for what seemed like forever. The taffy wasn’t there. I was crazily disappointed. (Little did I know that you had to heat the stuff, first).

All the anticipation, years of dreaming of that maple taffy, you can imagine how excited I was when we headed out to Sucrerie de-la Montagne for a whole DAY dedicated to maple taffy, maple food, maple everything!

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I was all big smiles. BIG. I’ve been so buried in work lately that it was nice to take the day off and get outside. You know, live it up a little.

I recognize that I need more balance in my life. More meditation, outings, road trips, more exploring, doodling, adventuring…

This little trip did me good.

It’s taken me a couple of weeks to edit the photos Kevin and I took throughout the day, but here they are! Snow and all…

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When you go to a sugaring off event, they serve you a HUGE meal. Breakfast items galore. Surprisingly, Sucrerie de-la Montagne had a list of gluten-free, dairy-free items that were safe for me. I had baked beans, bacon and ham. All very good, very filling.

The place was packed.

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We both filled our bellies up (leaving juuuuust enough room for maple taffy, of course)… and headed to the bakery to take pictures of treats ;)

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Then came the maple taffy.

You line up, grab a stick and eat as much as you can until you cannot eat any more.

Thankfully the portions are pretty small so you get a good fix off 2-3 sticks.

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So, so, so worth the years of anticipation.

And now? I know how to make taffy all by myself.

Watch out.

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Here are a couple of extra pictures we took throughout the day…

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Have you ever tried maple taffy?

Did you have a fascination with it when you were a kid, too?

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  1. This little adventure was great fun. I am glad that the low-light pictures turned out well. Taking pictures at a high ISO is always a bit of a gamble. It was a great experience. We have a check mark beside apple picking and sugaring off, what is next?

  2. I’ve never heard of it before, but it looks delicious and I want to try it. Thanks for opening my eyes.

  3. My sister and I tried to make my own maple taffy at home too when we were kids living in Edmonton! #Fail! I think we probably used Aunt Jemima too, yuck. When I went to Montreal 2 years ago it was too late in the season to go to the sugar shacks. :(

  4. Anything maple is a big win in my books. When we were down in AZ this winter, I carted around a little container of real maple syrup wherever we went, ‘just in case’. Nothing sucks more than ‘pancake syrup’ (aka corn syrup and artificial caramel color/flavour) when you’re used to the real deal… Does this mean we’ll all know how to make maple taffy some time soon? ;)

  5. This is kind of a tradition at winter festivals in Canada, and its definitely a treat. The taffy is so sticky and wonderfully sweet, I like it a lot better than maple syrup on its own! Glad you got to try it out :)

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