I don’t know about you, but in our house, pancakes and waffles are always accompanied by maple syrup – usually the Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup. I enjoy blueberry pancakes, but usually serve them with maple syrup too. This Kodiak Super Fruit Syrup in Mountain Berry offers a fruity alternative to traditional maple syrup. The packaging seems to suggest that it might be a healthier alternative – apparently it’s made with real fruit and has less sugar than maple syrup. How does it taste? Is it actually better for you than traditional maple syrup?
Other condiments from Costco include the Last Mountain’s Old Fashioned Raspberry Jam, Vonbee Passionfruit Honey Puree, Crofter’s Peach Spread, Kirkland Signature Mixed Nut Butter With Seeds, Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream, Smucker’s Goober, Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade, Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread and the Kirkland Signature Natural Peanut Butter.
Location in Store
I bought this syrup at the Kalispell, Montana Costco and the item number is 706064. It’s located in the aisle with the breakfast items like jam, pancake mix and maple syrup.
Kodiak carries two kinds of super fruit syrup, mountain berry and raspberry. We bought the mountain berry.
The syrup has a nice balance of sweet and tart. I’d say the taste somewhat resembles raspberry jam. The raspberry flavor definitely stands out a bit more than the blueberry, but the blueberries have a noticeable impact on the flavor and the appearance.
Overall I really like the balance of sweet and tart and raspberry and blueberry. Personally I still prefer maple syrup on my pancakes, but I really enjoyed this syrup and would be interested in trying it on things like ice cream.
The 946 milliliter jug of syrup costs $8.99 USD at Costco, this isn’t bad for such a large container but it’s not exactly cheap either. Especially when you convert the cost to Canadian dollars.
The syrup needs to be refrigerated after opening and the best-before date is about 22 months from when we purchased it! I don’t trust that this syrup would last that long even with refrigerating it after opening.
Not only is this good on pancakes or waffles but you can use it to top yogurt or ice cream or even flavor cocktails with it.
Two tablespoons of syrup contain 60 calories, zero grams of fat, five milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and zero grams of protein.
Although the Kodiak brand seems to make products that are marketed as healthier this still has quite a bit of sugar in it. I think a lot of individuals would use a little more than two tablespoons on pancakes.
The first ingredient is sugar which isn’t surprising. I like that this is made with real fruit and has less sugar than maple syrup. It also doesn’t contain any corn syrup. The bottle states that due to processing on shared equipment, it may contain small amounts of dairy.
Otherwise it’s gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free.
Nutrition: 2/10 (Points for the real fruit).
Give it a try!
If you’re looking to switch it up from traditional maple syrup, this Kodiak fruit syrup is tasty and also can be used in many ways!
Do you prefer maple syrup or fruit syrup? Leave a comment below!
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