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.
Everything from the packaging, the aesthetic, to the products themselves was stunning. The Vanilla/Fig Freya syrup has already become a family staple at breakfast time, and we've already placed our second order both for us and for family/friends.
This is one of my all-time favorite syrup flavors from WytchWood! It is so delicious and perfectly balanced, will definitely be keeping it in stock in my pantry!
This was the first syrup I tried from Wytchwood. I love this syrup in my chai tea! I'll definitely be trying more flavors soon!
K. Have no idea where the grape bubblegum flavor is coming from, to the point that I am annoyed someone would even leave that kind of review. Are we even talking about the same product here?? This syrup is AMAZING. It is a darker syrup, you can see that from just looking at it. And yes it is sweet. Fig and vanilla. You know it's going to be intense just from reading the name and description. Don't buy this expecting your everyday run of the mill, light, commercial, (high fructose corn syrup, not real maple syrup) junk syrups. This is the real thing. If you have never had real vermont maple syrup before you are in for a treat. I find this to be so potent, it is perfect for baking. It's quite potent, so if you want to use it on pancakes or waffles, a little goes a long way. Don't get this expecting that you are going to pour gobs of it on like you might with regular (not real) syrup. I can't say enough good things about all Wytchwood's syrups. I've had Circe, Freya, and the Samhain and they're all delicious, all potent and very intense. Again I remind you, don't get this expecting something like Log Cabin "maple syrup"!
Not sure of the taste because it is a gift but the packaging is beautiful and shipping was quick!
If there was a love potion to be had this is it! A sweet but not overpowering taste of Fig & Vanilla blended with maple syrup goodness. Note it's potent but in a great way meaning a little goes a long way and other ingredients do not hinder it's masterfully blended taste.
Absolutely feel spoiled & satisfied with this syrup and say this is so far my favorite brand & flavor!
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)