Fig & Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
WytchWood syrup starts with the sap from maple trees grown in central Vermont. The sap is then boiled in the Spring and infused with organic fig and finished with a vanilla bean. A sweet, creamy and fruity syrup. Each bottle is hand wax-sealed, blessed and unlike anything you have ever experienced. Each and every bottle is represented by a God, Goddess, Pagan celebration or folklore icon.
Freya is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She’s a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, but became an honorary member of the Aesir gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. The word for “Friday” in Germanic languages is named after Frija,the Proto-Germanic goddess who is the foremother of Freya and Frigg. She was a fertility goddess and was associated with domesticity, womanhood, and female sexuality. She was also associated with sorcery and magic, as well as war and death. It was said that after a battle, Freya would lead a band of Valkyries to gather the fallen warriors—or half of them, at least. She would take her share of the dead to Folkvang, her hall in the home of the gods, while the other half went to Odin, god of wisdom and war. Freya might also have been the goddess on hand to greet women after death. Freya’s chariot was pulled not by horses but by two male cats. Both cats were described as being blue or gray and had been a gift from Thor. She is the archetype of the völva, a practitioner of seidr, the most organized form of Norse magic.
This syrup is great on or with:
Vinaigrettes, Roasting, BBQ, Pancakes, granola, fresh fruit, coffee, desserts, ice cream, yogurt, cocktails.
Kitchen Witch Recommendations:
Freya's Goblet: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce of Freya syrup, 2 dashes orange bitters, 2-4 ounces tonic and add ice.
Mix Freya's syrup to taste with your balsamic vinegar for bread dipping or a base to any salad dressing.
I love the flavor and sweetness of this syrup, and I’ve made the suggested cocktail multiple times. Definitely worth picking up!
Opening my first bottle of WytchWood pure maple syrup I was not disappointed. The blending of the flavors is magical. I used the Fig and Vanilla infused syrup in a swirled cookie recipe that called for maple and it was over the moon delicious. I can't wait to sample additional flavors and discover more recipes that would benefit from WythcWood's true culinary enchantment.
Ok so this was my first of the syrups from this company. Truthfully I should have waited and tried this one later until I knew how light the actual syrup was and how powerful the added flavorings are. But I was so excited by the uniqueness of this flavor profile. Any time I get fig scent or flavor in something it’s typically “green”, which I am always disappointed in because I want that full, purple, fruit flavor. This version of the fig flavor is not “green” - it is going for the ripe, juicy, dark version which in theory is awesome and everything I want from fig flavors. But due to the intensity of the flavorings it comes off as very “grape” - there’s nothing subtle about it. Paired with the vanilla it is very “grape bubblegum” and I’m personally still struggling to find something that it goes well with/on/in for my palate. Maybe this is a lesson for me to not buy fig things. Additionally, the syrup itself is very light and not the dark, rich, malty amber syrups I’m used to from Vermont, so I think that difference also affected my expectations vs reality. It doesn’t have a strong maple taste and I can really only get the added flavors + “sweet”.
This sounds like I’m shredding the product. I’m not. I just didn’t particularly like this specific one. I was excited and then disappointed by the flavor, but the quality is extremely high and I love the limited ingredients. Plus the packaging is utterly delightful, the company is the type of small company I love to support, and I love the added magick touch - all of which contributes to the higher stars. For someone who likes a lighter syrup and super intense added flavors, this will be an absolute goldmine. I got a few more flavors which I haven’t tried yet (just the regular, unflavored syrup) and I will 100% keep the unflavored in my house for when I need a lighter syrup, as it really is exceptional quality and a very lovely vegan honey alternative. I’m excited to try the other flavors because now that I know what to expect with flavor intensity, I already have plans for them (Hecate for hot chocolate, Odin for bread pudding, Baba Yaga for mulled cider and sweet pumpkin pasties)
This is the most delicious substance I've ever tasted! Looking forward to trying other varieties.
ThIs Freya syrup is pure heaven. A blend of three of my favorite flavors that tastes like a dream come true.
I recently ordered the Freya syrup and my goodness! The flavor is amazing, unlike anything I've ever tasted! I can't wait to try more flavors!
I've tried all your flavors except the elusive Krampus thus far. They are all great in their own right, but Vanilla & Fig just straight up makes my mouth happy haha. I definitely plan on being a long time customer!
I know this is syrup but I found this to be WAY too sweet. The fig was overpowering and the vanilla strangely seemed lost against it. It also had a strange aftertaste, one that reminded me of stevia. Almost wish I could’ve gotten a smaller trial size bottle so it wouldn’t go to waste...
I actually purchased this syrup because it is my daughter’s name but I was also intrigued by the flavor. I was very much not disappointed! Such a wonderful flavor combo.