Holiday Food Gifts from Oak Park: Three Queens Maple Syrup

A superb local product, shipped, for under $20

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By David Hammond

I wrote about Three Queens Maple Syrup last June, and we just ran out of last summer's supply.

Time was, we bought little brown plastic jugs of maple syrup from Costco. The Three Queens version is so incomparably better than what's regularly available that it's become our condiment of choice on pancakes, ice cream and hot cereal.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, "very dark" is the grade of syrup that's produced late in the season. We prefer its stronger maple flavor.

Particularly for out-of-state relatives, I like to send holiday gifts that somehow reflect our region. Three Queens is a high-quality Midwestern product, produced by an Oak Park family and sold through their family store.

I do all my shopping online. I sent a bottle of the very dark maple syrup to a family member. With shipping, it's under $20 – and it's helpful that Three Queens takes care of wrapping and shipping these handsome Italian glass jars. I could do it myself, of course, but with liquid cargo like this, I'd rather leave packaging to the professionals.

There's still time for your gift recipients to receive some fantastic local maple syrup by Christmas time.

Go to the Three Queens website to order:

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Sarah Corbin from Oak Park  

Posted: December 19th, 2013 8:49 AM

Love them. I really do and I think it's a great gift too - well - frankly I'm in agreement with all.

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