Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ginger Syrup

I tried something I hadn’t seen in stores before: ginger syrup. There is French on the bottle label (this is the case for a surprising number of items here), so I’m assuming it’s available in Canada. It’s made with two ingredients only, ginger and cane sugar. The design of the bottle is great, as the wide mouth makes it easy to pour the syrup and it prevents any messy spills.

The syrup itself is delicious! It’s a nice change from maple syrup, and it is naturally flavoured. I’ve used it on pancakes and waffles, but as the label suggests, it must be delicious on roasted vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes as well as in beverages. I’d consider pouring it over fruit like mango. I totally love this product!

The only downsides are that the mascot is a little on the scary side (this is subjective, but the Engineer confirmed my impression), and that the translation is wrong on one point: notice how in English, you should store the syrup at room temperature, but in French, you are supposed to refrigerate it. I tried it both ways (after all, maple syrup keeps better in the fridge too), but the consistency is much better at room temperature. And at the speed at which I’m using it, I’m not worried about it going bad!

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