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 amazing, SO unique and lovely. I use it in cocktails primarily and it is delicious!
I was hesitant about the Blodeuwedd flavor but was most surprised to find that my husband LOVED it. If you're English, you're probably already familiar with this flavor and would be delighted by it as well. My spouse said that he would buy this again, without hesitation. I told him we'll have to wait until next summer because I'm ready to stock up on the festive, holiday flavors!
Blodeuwedd Violet syrup is beautifully infused! It has the perfect balance of sweet nuttiness of maple with the soft floral tones of violet. A perfect flavor for the lover of all things flower; or a gentle accompaniment to a slice of sponge cake that needs that magickal little bit of something extra. This syrup is not over powering as long as you respect that you don’t need half the bottle poured over you flapjack stack 😉.
Delightful floral sweetness! Perfect in tea, hot or iced. The violet aroma is intoxicating.
I tried this with plain crepes and it's delicious! Flowery but not soapy or anything. It's quite sweet, perfect for pancakes or crepes - or french toast! Very happy with my purchase.
This Violet syrup is so perfect. I got this and the Baba Yaga and this one has my heart. Liquified candied violets. I will say I don’t get much maple flavor at all, but personally I’d prefer the Violet anyway. Delicious!
This Syrup is delicious. I thought the Hecate would be my favorite, but this syrup is on a whole other level. It has a strong fruity/floral flavor which is great, because you can use less and still get great flavor..
This syrup is delicious. I was hesitant about purchasing because I was not sure if I would like the flavor, but I am so glad I did. It has such a refreshing floral fruity flavor. A little goes a long way.
So, I'm not going to lie, I was a little scared to try this! Violets have an amazing smell, and as someone with a "super sniffer," I was worried it was going to be way too floral for me and would taste like perfume. When I first opened the bottle, I could smell how strong the violet was, and that only increased my concern. I used a tsp in my tea, and tasted a bit pure on my finger, and all those worries disappeared. Though floral, because violets are indeed flowers, the pure syrup tastes like candied violets itself. In my tea blend, it bought out the mint flavor more and complemented every flavor so well. I posted a picture to Instagram and messaged Wytchwood that I now understand why Queen Elizabeth I had an obsession with candied violets. If you have the same worries as I did, put your mind at ease, you will love this in tea, on icecream, pancakes, and your own beverages -- whether lemonade or mixed drinks.