Friday, March 07, 2008

Hey, Vermont, Go Screw

N.H. Syrups Named Best In Their Class

JAFFREY, N.H. -- New Hampshire syrups were recently named the best of their kind in New England.

Yankee Magazine tested Class B syrup, the darkest and strongest-flavored syrup New Hampshire producers sell to the public. Coming out on top was Monadnock Sugarhouse in Jaffrey.

The magazine said New Hampshire producers took the top five places in the contest. In second place was Wychwood Farm in Andover, followed by Olkkola Farm in Ossipee, Fuller's Sugarhouse in Lancaster and The Maple Guys of Lyndeborough.

Nineteen containers of syrup from six different states were sent to the magazine, where judges sampled and evaluated them blind.