From Southern Biscuit Mix to Beef and Grits Spice Mix, this brand is well known. Southern City Flavors doesn’t seem, at first glance, to be a go-to source for something like real maple syrup, a product that conjures up snowy scenes of a Vermont country village. Especially when the product comes in a tall, bold bottle filled with mahogany syrup and a sleek minimalist label. But just wait; he’s definitely up for best of the bunch. It was quite difficult to rank it even below the top three, but some of the following maple syrups have a few special qualities that gave them a slight edge.
Today, Southern City Flavors is an entirely family-owned business with a history that began generations ago. “Mamaw & Papaw” woke up at 3 a.m. every day to diligently milk and care for their cows. With the hardest part of her work day behind her, Mamaw was preparing a huge homemade breakfast of bacon, eggs, biscuits and homemade gravy. “Memories were created, hard work was rewarded and family time was cherished.” Barbecue sauce was their bread and butter, but chances are a little maple syrup was more common at those breakfasts, right? This is a deep, dark syrup, full of molasses flavor and dripping with decadence. It’s worth trying at least once in your life, Southern or not, and while it might not be your cup of sweet tea, it’s definitely someone else’s.