If you think maple sap is only used for producing maple syrup, think again. The sticky sap is turned into many different maple products that are enjoyed in 50 countries around the world. The diverse selection of maple products includes butter, candies and caramels, cereals, yogurts, jams and spreads, ketchup and mustard, maple nut snacks, maple vinegar and vinaigrettes, as well as maple beers, wines and other beverages.
Maple taffy, a favorite treat for children, is yet another maple product, and one that you can easily make at home during winter. The sweet treat is made by pouring boiling hot maple syrup onto clean snow. Once sufficiently hardened, the soft maple candy can be twirled around a wooden stick and enjoyed.