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Consumer Preference for Graded Maple Syrup

Author(s):

Year:

1978

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Res. Pap. NE-402. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.

Description

The three grades of maple syrup and a commercial table syrup containing artificial flavor and 3 percent pure maple syrup were evaluated by 1,018 women in four cities. The results indicate that differences in preference for flavor are related to how close the respondents are to a maple syrup-production region. Differences in preference among grades of pure maple syrup were slight and in reverse order of the quality implied by the Federal grading standard. Outside of the region of maple syrup production, differences in preference between pure maple syrup and the commercial table syrup were marked, and favored the commercial syrup.

Citation

Sendak, Paul E. 1978. Consumer Preference for Graded Maple Syrup. Res. Pap. NE-402. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.

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