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.
This is my favorite of all WytchWood's syrups (which is saying something because they're all fantastic). Its sweet and floral without being overpowering, and the maple flavor still shines. It tastes like old fashioned violet candy to me! I add this to cocktails like a violet gin fizz or brandy soda to give it an extra pop of flavor!
I had to buy the Blodeuwed syrup due to my name being Violet, and it’s amazing! This syrup is floral and sweet, like Candy! I love it and would definitely buy another bottle.
This is one of my favorite flavors. Great on pancakes, toasted angel food cake, vegan vanilla ice cream and drinks.
Tastes like candy! The violet is nice & subtle, I'm going through it really quickly! Perfect to sweeten beverages.
I love pairing this syrup with anything chocolate. Tastes amazing with chocolate chip pancakes and swirled into my overnight chocolate chip oatmeal
How wonderfully inventive to add violets to this divine maple syrup!
Im in love!!