Violet Infused Maple Syrup
WytchWood syrup starts with the sap from maple trees grown in central Vermont. It is then boiled and infused with organic violets and slightly tinted with the natural colors of purple wildflowers. A beautiful floral syrup for the summer months. Hand wax-sealed and blessed, this is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Each and every bottle is represented by a God, Goddess, Pagan celebration or folklore icon.
Blodeuwedd (pr. "Blod-EYE-weth") is the Welsh Goddess of Spring created from flowers and the Ninefold Goddess of the Western Isles of Paradise. She is one of the main figures in the Mabinogion, the Welsh cycle of stories of the early Celtic Goddesses and Gods. The story was that Lleu needed a wife, and Blodeuwedd was created for him out of flowers by a wizard called Gwydion. After a period of contentment Blodeuwedd fell in love with another man. They plotted to kill Lleu. Gwydion punished her by turning her into an owl, condemned to the night without human company or the company of birds. She is the white Goddess of Death and Life in Her May-aspect, and part of a triad consisting of Arianrhod (virgin), Blodeuwedd (lover), and Cerridwen (crone). She represents temporary beauty and the bright blooming that must come full circle through death. She is the promise of autumn visible in spring. ‘Blodau’ means flowers in Welsh.
This syrup is great on or with:
Summer drinks, dressing, pancakes, granola, fresh fruit, tea, desserts, ice cream, yogurt, cocktails.
Kitchen Witch Recommendations:
Blodeuwedd's Garden Lemonade: Use 7 ounces/200ml Fresh Lemon Juice and 2 Tablespoons of Blodeuwedd syrup and mix. Pour over ice cubes or throw in a blender to make a slushie. Accent with violets.
Blooming Bubbles: Add 1oz of Blodeuwedd syrup to glass of Champagne for a summery libation.
Love it ! So yummy , only one problem , now I eat more because it is soooo good
Has light, fruity floral flavor that goes well in teas and on top of ice cream.
This has quickly become a family favorite, not to mention my personal favorite!
I’ve been so intrigued by the concept of this flavour since seeing it last year, especially with other reviewers mentioning violet candies and finally gave it a go. I was worried I would have no idea what to do with it if I didn’t like it straight but to my surprise a beautiful card arrived in the package with a dressing recipe and suggestion of how to use it (fancy avocado toast! A weakness of mine). The syrup itself is sweet without being too overwhelmingly floral or even remotely soapy. My guess is that the violet flavor is super high quality and therefore a bit more subtle. But the dressing from the recipe? WOW. In context with the avo toast, it was so fresh, like tasting spring itself. Absolutely lovely. Now my creative wheels are turning and I can’t wait to try it in other dishes like shortbread biscuits adorned with edible flowers. I highly recommend being a little adventurous and giving it a go! It’s quite a treat!
This is my favorite Maple Syrup I have ever had in my entire life. The violet wasn't overpowering in the least, just added a light floral to the syrup and as recommended on the site, lemonade made with this is absolutely fantastic. I definitely plan on stocking up on this when it is restocked. What a very well done and unique spin on maple syrup, the kitchen witch possibilities are endless with this beauty.
I ordered this for myself and also as a gift. It was a big hit. Absolutely delicious. I will definitely get more!