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Definitely on the fence about this
on 7 February 2012
I really can't decide whether this 'syrup' is the best thing since sliced bread or a bottle full of ghastly chemicals.
The product certainly smells very much like maple syrup and even tastes very much like it - at first. It lacks the body and depth of flavour associated with the real thing but I could forgive this if it wasn't for the truly vile aftertaste that continues to develop long after one has finished eating. Follow it immediately with something strongly flavoured (espresso, perhaps, or a clove of garlic!) and it might be avoided, I suppose, but it really did feel like I'd just rinsed my mouth with the waste from a chemical recycling plant.
On the other hand, the *immediate* flavour was very acceptable and I probably will continue to use it - just not at the end of a meal!
My only other concern is the same one I have with all zero calorie products coming out of the U.S. - that it's not really zero calorie (or carbs, which is more important to me) at all. Because manufacturers are permitted by U.S. law to round down by portion, they only need to get to 0.9g of carbs per serving to be allowed to label it carb free and, as portions sizes are often ridiculously small in order to achieve this, a real portion could contain heaps!