Are you a fan of maple syrup? I use maple syrup on my pancakes, waffles and even in a chicken recipe I make. The Costco Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup is my favorite to buy and I explain why here!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup. Did you know Maple syrup and pancake syrup are different? Maple syrup is the sap derived from the maple tree while pancake syrup is processed corn syrup/high fructose corn syrup with coloring and other added preservatives. If you like more natural food products like me go for maple syrup on your next stack of waffles.
Oher breakfast products I’ve reviewed from Costco are the Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Costco Belgian Boys Traditional Crepes, Costco Spudlers Breakfast Hash, Costco Smokey River Meat Company Turkey Breakfast Sausage and the Costco Kodiak Cakes Flapjacks and Waffle Mix.
Location in Store
You can find the Costco maple syrup in the aisle with the pancake mix, jams and nut butters.
The maple syrup from Costco by Kirkland Signature is quite delicious! It has a slight hint of molasses flavor and hints of vanilla and caramel. The syrup is not overly woody tasting and tastes like genuine pure maple syrup. It’s super smooth with a bold maple flavor..
This Costco maple syrup tastes pretty much the same to me as the high quality, glass bottle maple syrup you would buy at a specialty Canadian gift shop.
I think this is probably one of the cheapest, higher quality maple syrups you can find. I paid $15.99 for this one liter bottle of maple syrup and it will last my husband and I probably a year in the fridge. Pancake syrup is definitely significantly cheaper but is also highly processed.
The best before date is well over two years from the date we purchased the maple syrup. After you open your bottle make sure to store it in the fridge.
Although it’s such a large bottle it is convenient for a couple or family because maple syrup keeps well in the fridge after opening for about 6 months to a year. It doesn’t last forever unfortunately.
This product may not be most convenient for a single person who lives alone and has pancakes once in a blue moon. The bottle has a nice little spout that makes it easy to pour.
You can use maple syrup in so many ways. To glaze vegetables, make salad dressings, sweeten yogurt or put on your oatmeal. I also use this maple syrup as a marinade for a delicious chicken breast recipe I make.
1/4 cup of syrup is 220 calories, zero grams of fat, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 48 grams of sugar, zero grams of protein and 10 mg of sodium. That’s a lot of carbs and sugar! If you’re like me you probably consume more than 1/4 cup on your waffles.
There’s only one ingredient listed! Organic maple syrup1 Nutritionally, maple syrup is not a health food. Although it does have more nutrients than plain white sugar and pancake syrup.
Nutrition: 1/10 (Better than white sugar or pancake syrup).
I enjoy the taste of this maple syrup and feel like it is a very reasonable price. Although the size is intimidating there are many uses for maple syrup and it lasts in the fridge once open. Individuals who have diabetes or are watching their sugar intake should consume this in moderation. I don’t think I’ll be be running out of maple syrup anytime soon but will repurchase this when I am out.
What’s your favorite way to use maple syrup?
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13 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup Review”
I bought this kirkland maple syrup after seeing a recommendation on line. My son tasted it first and said it was horrible. I thought for sure I’d disagree. It was a awful as he said. Thin as water and terrible tasting. I’m returning it. I’ve had high end syrup from Vermont and Canada. This is nothing like it. Log Cabin or any other basic syrup is better than this.
The Costco Maple Syrup is now lacking and I’m quite disappointed. For years now my indulgence has been maple syrup in my coffee; we go through many litres per year as we also use it for french toast, baking, etc. Maybe we’d go through 10 bottles a year … ?
This past week I became concerned and thought I must have been overfeeding my sweet tooth! — I would add the usual amount to my coffee and I couldn’t really taste it. I felt quite wasteful and unhealthy adding more and so ended up switching to homemade eggnog lattes instead (since it was Christmas).
It seems to me that it is much thinner and the price has increased. I will be not only saving a lot of money but reducing my caloric intake now that I will no longer be purchasing it. Just as well since the cost of my favourite espresso beans jumped up, too.
I have been purchasing the Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup for the past few years. I make deserts with it and also enjoy it on my pancakes and waffles; but, with the recent purchase, this product seems watered down, and does not taste as flavorful. Additionally, the cost has skyrocketed by $4.00!!! I am terribly disappointed considering the fact that this has been my go-to syrup for at least the past six or seven years…
I agree with your review and am also quite disappointed. Wrote a similar comment as yours but for some reason the administrator decided not to publish it.
I have bought it for years. As is typical quality has gone waaayyyy down. Last purchase was clear and thin as water. Little taste. Typical Costco trick to keep cost down. Poured some from old container on white plate beside recent purchase. Huge difference. Not going to buy this again after many years.
I’m honestly surprised by the glowing recommendations. I’m from Vermont so Maple syrup runs in my blood at this point.
I was in Ohio for the summer and didn’t bring any Vermont syrup with me. I use it in my coffee so I needed it.
I have been disappointed. It is very thin and does not have a lot of that typical robust syrup flavor. Doesn’t seem so much like light amber springtime syrup as it seems like grade A syrup that hasn’t been processed long enough or worse-has been watered down. That makes sence at this price point as the price for this size container from a sugar house would be about twice the price. Can’t imagine that this would be a pleasant experience with pancakes-it would probably all just run off.
Costco should find a better producer.
And yes. Always refrigerate or freeze real maple syrup. You can always quickly heat it up on the stove or in the microwave before pouring.
You can freeze (and refreeze) maple syrup to extend its shelf life. Keep a small bottle in the fridge for everyday use, and refill it from the jug in the freezer.
My Costco warehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, only charges $13.99 per 1 litre container. Myself, I have been buying it for many years! I, never put anything else on my waffles/pancakes, ever, and as well, I make homemade lemonade with it, using fresh lemons water and maple syrup! Recipe: 2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 10 ounces of cold water, and 2 tablespoons of Kirkland signature maple syrup! EXCELLENT!
Maple syrup is full of nutrient. Not sure why nutrient is 1/10. It contains anti-cancerous property that is stronger than most of food. (Apparently one of the strongest anti-cancerous food on Earth). Also GI is 54, considered as low GI(if it’s lower than 55, it’s low). It contains zinc that helps men’s sexual health as well.
Here in the states you can pick it up for $10.89 USD.I was raised on “Maple” syrup so when I moved to the west coast I was shocked to find out just how many people have never tasted it. But buying the Vermont maple syrup here in the states,you would have to take out a loan to pay for it. I too keep mine in the refrigerator…but take it out and transfer some into a serving container to warm up at room temp. Want to give it a zip…. Put some in a bowl ,add some fresh orange zest, microwave on reheat for a short period to warm through but NOT heat up.
The orange zest idea sounds amazing! I’m going to try it!
I don’t usually keep maple syrup in the fridge as I don’t like cold syrup on hot pancakes and I’ve not had an issue in the past with it going bad with other brands. However, the first time I got Costco’s maple syrup, I was making a recipe and out globed a big pile of fungus and rotten “stuff”. It was a fairly new bottle so the whole thing had to be thrown out. I wasn’t terribly impressed. Next time I get it, it’s going in the fridge.
Pure maple syrup must be refrigerated so I’m wondering if your previous products had preservatives added? I’ve bought Costco’s for years and I’m always impressed with the flavour and quality. Canadian maple syrup is the best in the world! 🇨🇦