12 Townships Maple Products You Must Absolutely Try

Finally, our wonderful sugaring season is getting under way. It’s the perfect time to discover some of the products where our maple trees rule. Here are 12 of our favourite ones. Psst! All these products are available even when the season has gone by!

By Marie-Claude Masse


Maple Taffy Ice Cream (Laiterie de Coaticook)

Let’s start with a classic among classics: The Laiterie de Coaticook’s maple taffy ice cream. With its unctuous taffy sauce and crunchy bits of maple sugar, this gourmet series ice cream is truly a must.

Laiterie de Coaticook, 1000, Child Street, Coaticook, 819 849-2272 (at the dairy and in many supermarkets)


©Millebois

Millebois Ambré (Millebois)

Millebois’ series of fermented maple beverages really showcase our region’s terroir, because all this young company’s products are developed by using their own maple tree sap. We recommend their Millebois Ambré for its rich and sweet taste, overflowing with maple aromas that will perfectly accompany a platter of aged cheeses.

Millebois, Compton, 819 349-8540 (several points of sale)


Maple Syrup Pie (Les Sucreries de l’érable)

you’ll find this artisanal pastry in Frelighsburg, now with its central kitchen established in Dunham, Here, they concoct all kinds of treats with maple products. One product, however, stands out among all the others : their famous maple syrup pie, the true star of the house! After you’ve tasted it, you’ll never want to buy any other pie!


©L'Érable au Fil du Temps

Maple and Balsamic Vinegar Vinaigrette (L’Érable au fil du temps)

The flavours of maple and balsamic vinegar blend well together. We couldn’t be more delighted to recommend trying this vinaigrette produced by a small but rapidly growing Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge company. It’s absolutely delicious poured over a strong peppery tasting lettuce such as arugula.

784, 1er Rang Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, 450 248-9059 (also sold in some IGA and Metro grocery stores)


Maple Sweetened White Chocolate Bars (Chocolats Vanden Eynden)

This Magog chocolate factory only makes fine, high quality Belgian chocolates. If it were just up to us, we’d fill our baskets to the brim at their new chocolate bar (yes, nice pun!), located on Magog’s Main street. But, because we must choose but one, we recommend you try their maple sweetened white-chocolate bars! It’s SO delicious!!

Chocolats Vanden Eynden, 464, rue Principale Ouest, Magog, 819 843-5158 (in store, and many other points of sale)


©Caséal

Maple flavoured Onion Confit (Caséal)

The Caséal maple producer, in Milan, offers a nice selection of fine products, all certified organic, made with their heavenly syrup. In their gourmet series, you’ll find an amazing maple flavoured onion confit presenting a slight end of mouth acidity. Smooth, balanced, just sweet enough… In our opinion, it’s simply perfect!

555, chemin de la Yard, Milan, 819 583-8006 (online boutique and several points of sale)


©Pâtisserie Chez Dorville

Maple Eclairs (Chez Dorville)

We were so happy to learn that the pastry shop Chez Dorville found a new home in beautiful town of Eastman! This shop has nothing to envy the more renowned pastry producers! For its finesse and its delightful balance, we suggest you try the sumptuous Maple Eclairs. Yummy!

389, rue Principale, Eastman, 579 532-8820


©Crousset

Salmon Spices (Crousset)

Crousset, a Magog family business, specializes in the production of original spice blends. We’ve really fallen head over heels for their salmon spice mix, which contains maple sugar bits added to the delicious flavour of smoked hickory. Rub this mixture on a salmon steak or filet, let it absorb these aromas for an hour or so, and then cook your fish. Let us know what you think!

160, rue Pomerleau, Magog, 819 868-0796 (in store and several points of sale)


©Distillerie Shefford

Brown Acerum (Distillerie Shefford)

Would you be tempted to try a maple-based liquor? Well, it’s possible thanks to Distillerie Shefford’s amazing skills! This noble spirit, aged in oak barrels, is the end product of fermented maple sap. We must warn you; the stunningly rich caramel and pear confit flavours will have your taste buds feel quite the rush!

1125, chemin Denison Est, Shefford (At the distillery from May to October and at the SAQ)


©Pâtisserie Duquette

Maple doughnuts (Pâtisserie Duquette)

Do you miss your grandmother’s maple syrup doughnuts? Those made at Pâtisserie Duquette will make you feel like a kid again! The recipe has been a well-kept secret of this Sherbrooke family business since 1933! However, we’re pretty sure it hasn’t changed since they started their production! these doughnuts, completely immersed in maple syrup, have made quite a name for themselves over the years.

85, 12e Avenue Sud, Sherbrooke, 819 564-7075 (at their boutique and at several points of sale)


©Ducs de Montrichard

Pure Duck Rillettes Made with Maple Syrup (Ducs de Montrichard)

These Orford duck artisans have developed quite the expertise for producing the best tasting little treasures, and these rillettes are no exception to the rule! With their delicious maple flavour, you’ll want to eat them on your breakfast toast, with a great salad for lunch, and as an appetizer before supper. Ducs de Montrichard, you’ll discover, really takes it to heart to cater to your fine nutrition needs!

388, chemin Alfred-Desrochers, Orford, 819 868-4217 (at their boutique and points of sale)


Cabot Trail Cream (Ungava Spirits inc.)

Made with the finest quality Quebec maple syrup, fresh cream and a blend of grain alcohols, this Maple cream liquor by Ungava Spirits is simply exquisite on the rocks! Of course, it’s no secret that it flows well in a good cup of coffee! You’ll see how these cocoa, cinnamon and amaretto aromas come amazingly together with the flavour of maple.

291, rue Miner, Cowansville, 450 263-5835 (at their boutique and the SAQ)


©Savonnerie des Diligences

Maple Syrup Soaps (Savonnerie des Diligences)

No! We’re not suggesting you wash your mouth out with soap, but since we REALLY adore everything maple, we thought to ourselves that you’d be thrilled to know you can even wash yourself with maple syrup! At Savonnerie des Diligences, they make a maple soap that softens and nourishes your skin, made with the syrup provided by their neighbours, Érablière Simard Côté.

1249, route 112, Austin, 579 434-8999 (at their boutique and several points of sale)

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