Kirkland Signature is Costco Wholesaler’s member line of products and contains several high quality products without the brand name but that deliver the same taste experience you’d find from some larger brands. Many Kirkland Signature products are available HERE on Amazon, even if you don’t have a Costco Membership. For today’s review, we’ll be taking a closer look at Kirkland Signature’s Maple Syrup.
Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup is organic, Grade A Amber, kosher, and gluten-free and comes in a convenient pour spout container. So what does it taste like and what is the nutrition like?? Let’s take a closer look. …
Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup has a rich maple flavor that has a clear light brown amber color. The warm robust maple flavor compliments waffles, pancakes, and other breakfast treats well. I also like to use Kirkland Signature as my sweetener for chickpea cookie dough (recipe below) and other vegan baked goodies because it’s a natural sweetener with depth in flavor but not too strong of a flavor to where it doesn’t mix in with other flavors (such as in cornbread or muffins).
Chickpea Cookie Dough Sweetened with Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed very well)
- 1/8 tsp salt if using unsalted peanut butter
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, or allergy friendly sub
- up to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp oats
In 1/4 cup of Kirkland Signature’s Pure Maple Syrup, there are 220 calories without any fat or calories from fat. All pure maple syrups have the same amount of calories per serving size and this is not unique to Kirkland Signatures.
As you can imagine because pure maple syrup is a sweetener, the only source of calories is in the form of carbohydrates and pure maple syrup is fat free and does not contain protein. There are 48 grams of sugar – now keep in mind this sugar is not added but rather maple syrup just happens to be a carbohydrate/sugar source.
Interestingly, maple syrup contains vitamins and minerals – unlike the traditional sweetener of table sugar. In 1/4 cup serving, there is 4% of your calcium needs and 6% of your iron needs for the day. Pretty cool that you can sweeten up your breakfast and get in a dash of iron and calcium, right?!
If you’re looking for a pure maple syrup without all the crazy additives like many table syrup blends, Kirkland Signature Pure Maple Syrup is a great option. The robust flavor and deep amber color are rich enough to stand out when used with pancakes or waffles yet the maple syrup is versatile and can be swirled into sauces and recipes – like the chickpea cookie dough above. If you are looking for a robust but versatile maple syrup that is also a good value, check out Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup HERE.