Vermont Maple Drops - Botanical Sweets in Harpers Ferry WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Vermont Maple Drops


The deliciously sweet flavor of maple in a drop! 4 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

Maple sugar was among the first sugars in the nation, eaten by Native Americans, primarily of the Northeast. They prepared it many ways – froze the maple sap and scraped off the water that rose to the top, eventually forming a brick, boiled it, or dropped hot rocks into the maple sap until it cooked. The molded variety may have originated with European Americans in the 18th century, although Native Americans used molds as well. Abolitionists used maple in place of cane sugar, which was grown and processed by enslaved people.

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