Product Review: Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup

Reviewer’s Note: Sample of the product discussed here was provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost.

The product review you’re reading isn’t my first time on skates, so to speak. I’ve got a fair number of them under my belt now, having engaged in the sampling and review of food and kitchen items for several years. However, that experience hasn’t immunized me against the occasional epiphany. This latest review brought me one, and it goes something like this: While I will never tire of sampling niche items designed to be put to specific and singular purpose, there’s much fun and learning to be derived from products that lend themselves to a variety of uses and applications. Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup provided me with a great deal of enjoyment.

LSCSHandcrafted in Ashland, Oregon, Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup is made using only natural and organic ingredients. Caramelized cane sugar, mineral water, Tahitian vanilla, GMO-free Boyajian maple, and French Celtic sea salt are all you’ll find in a bottle of this sweet/salty product, and it shows, both on the tongue and in the aroma.

The scents of vanilla and sugar with faint maple meet the nose at once when you open the bottle. On tasting, there’s just enough salt to enrich its flavor and balance its sugariness against tasting cloying. Viscous enough to be an attractive pour that lays down an eye-catching glaze, it still flows freely enough to add flavor without weighing heavily on the palate. Whoever purchases this product will doubtless enjoy finding new uses for it as much as I did. Its maple undertones make it a natural match for salty breakfast meats, so use it to make candied bacon. Add a touch to the dough when making scones, or simply drizzle your finished, buttered scone with it fresh out of the oven. Elevate a cup of hot coffee or tea.  Use it to glaze carrots. It goes without saying that a product like this is a slam dunk for bringing out the best in your waffles, French toast or pancakes. Stir it into your corn bread batter, oatmeal, plain yogurt, or granola.

This syrup earns points also for being the kind of product you can use no matter the season. During the warm months, it’ll be delicious over fresh, cold fruit or ice cream, o added to cold smoothies. Come holiday time, add it to your eggnog blend, your Christmas ham glaze, your cookie and cake recipes. The sky’s the limit when it comes to discovering fun and interesting ways to utilize it, and that’s a great thing to be able to say about a food product.

Learn more about Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup at http://www.frenchconnectionllc.com/.

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