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'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.
This syrup is so good. It is fruitier than I was expecting, but I love it. Definitely a favorite.
I bought one of these for myself and one for my mom. She tried hers before I did, and she could not stop raving about it! Her initial reaction was that the bottle looked too nice to open, but once she did she says it is by far the best syrup she has ever eaten. It is rich and the fig and vanilla really stand out. The real vanilla bean in the bottle is a nice touch as well. We have both enjoyed it on blueberry pancakes, and she has put some in oatmeal as well. I can’t wait to try it in the cocktail recipe above!
Here's the truth - I love EVERYTHING about the Freya syrup. From the unbelievable packaging to this decadent, richly infused maple syrup - I'm impressed. The flavor is heavy on the fig with just a kiss of vanilla to round things out. If you've never had fig before, I think this is similar to a dark berry flavor - sort of blackberry, currant, or marionberry in taste. I've used this both to make a lovely dressing mixed with balsamic and as sweetener in lemonade. Of course, it will be a go-to as a drizzle on baked goods. I originally purchased this flavor along with Odin and have been dreaming of snatching up the other, 4 flavors before they were gone so I did that today!
This was the first of the Wytchwood syrups I tried. As a native Vermonter, I admit I was pretty skeptical of maple syrup with added flavors, but boy was my mind changed! The actual flavor profile of this syrup is both delicate and intoxicating. When you open the bottle, the vanilla aroma wafts straight out and evokes a sense of mystery and intrigue. Upon tasting, the fig is assertively present on the palate with a note of complex dark fruit. Combined, the flavors are lush and soft and reminiscent of something warm and sensual that you can't quite put your finger on. To boot, the maple syrup itself is of high quality and the fig and vanilla dance with the maple flavor instead of overpowering it.
My favorite way to enjoy Freya is over a big bowl of cinnamon oatmeal with nuts and chocolate chips. Although I can't wait to try the suggested gin cocktail!
The Odin and Freya syrups were the perfect gift for my sister and brother-in-law. The bourbon flavor is rich and pairs well with the heavier dessert items. The Freya flavors are great with desserts that have berries. Highly recommend purchasing some syrup!
The packaging is so beautiful you dont want to open but once you do, you are greeted by that sweet smell! I just had it this morning on my pancakes and I'm never going back to basic name brand syrup.
Shipping is really fast and I had the Best customer service.
I am in love with the flavor of the syrup! Absolutely wonderful on waffles, pancakes, toast, coffee, and tea. I will repurchase as soon as I run out and I look forward on buying all the other flavors The shipping was fast, the box it came on is echo friendly, and the packaging on the bottle itself is beautiful. Thank you for putting so much love, work and Magick in your products !