Drinking Maple Sap
We always love hearing about new local companies, and so we were intrigued when we heard about DRINKmaple, based in Concord, MA. Kate Weiler and Jeff Rose came across maple water, the pure sap of the maple tree, when they were doing a triathlon in Quebec. (Isn’t Quebec beautiful?) Kate and Jeff found the drink so delicious and refreshing that they couldn’t stop thinking about bringing it to New England.
Their product, maple., became available on store shelves and online in mid-May. Kate and Jeff hope the unique drink will resonate with New Englanders. Coconut water has become so popular, and with half the sugar but lots of vitamins and minerals, maple water is an interesting alternative. I actually hate the taste of coconut water (although I LOVE coconut otherwise), so I was a bit nervous about the flavor of maple water. To my surprise, it was delicious! It was crisp and refreshing, and although it does have a lovely sweet flavor, it is only 20 calories with 4 grams of sugar, along with vitamins and minerals. I love water from the tap, but as a treat I would definitely try maple water again. Plus, there is something so cool about drinking tree sap, am I right?
Image Credit: Laura Chassaigne (an amazing vista in Mont-Tremblant National Park, Quebec)