Vermont Maple Syrup Grades

Maple Syrup is serious business in Vermont. The state sets standards for maple syrup and to be labeled Pure Vermont Maple Syrup it has to be 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Vermonters know that the best Maple Syrup in the world is produced here in the Green Mountain state and we have a reputation to take care of.


There are 3 grades of Vermont maple syrup for consumers. Many people ask which is the best, everyone has a different opinion. The grades are:

  • Grade A Golden color with Delicate flavor. ( Golden/Delicate)
  • Grade A Amber color with Rich flavor. (Amber/Rich)
  • Grade A Dark color with Robust flavor. (Dark/Robust)

Below is a comparison chart to compare to the old Vermont grades that may help you choose.

maple syrup grades