Hey guys! Today’s post is on an item I was sent for review. It’s a savory sweet one I might add! Here’s my take on The French Connection Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup.
Item description are as follows:
- Lori’s Salt Caramel syrup boasts of luscious vanilla flavor with a hint of maple and a dash of salt for a versatile syrup that complements any breakfast or dessert dish It has an all-natural, fat-free, and perfect balance of sweet and salty
- Handcrafted in Ashland Oregon and made with just 4 ingredients: Caramelized cane sugar, Tahitian vanilla, GMO-free Boyajian maple, and French Celtic sea salt
- Recently picked as one of the 3 favorite new alternative sweeteners by Gourmet Retailer magazine
- Place on top of oatmeal, coffee and lattes, ice cream, cake, and hundreds of more options
Verdict? This liquid gold of savory sweetness comes well packaged in a glass bottle with a twist on lid. The shape of the bottle is very cute and suitable for the product. Understand that this is not pure maple syrup so there will be no comparison to that at all. I will say that my expectations of this is that it’s like a regular pancake syrup just that it’s homemade. I was on the fence about it at first as I am more of a butter than syrup person when it comes to pancakes and waffles. I find syrups usually too sweet or the flavor just distracting me from the taste of the pancakes or waffles. The first time the product touched my lips was an eye-opener. It’s not overtly sweet and the salt added a hint of savoriness. It added to the flavor of the waffles my husband cooked up that day. He liked it more than I thought he would as well and he’s a big maple syrup lover. The maple taste in this is light enough that you can use this on a variety of ways. I’ve also tried this with toasted bread and plainer cakes as well as hot chocolate. The hot chocolate one is interesting. I never thought hot chocolate could have more depth in flavor like it did when I just drizzled a little bit of this in there. I worried about the salt interfering with the natural flavor of hot chocolate but it just boosted and enhanced it even more in my opinion. This product totally changed my perception on syrup and the possibilities it can bring. My next use with this will be for icing on a cake. I would’ve never thought about using it that way if the consistency was thicker like how some syrups are but it’s pretty viscous that I can have decent control on how much I want to drizzle in. It pooled really nicely into the crevices of my waffle (one of the many reasons I like waffles more than pancakes!). I can’t wait!
A 8 fl oz bottle retails for $12 and is available on Amazon. Retailer CostPlus carried this at one point. To learn more about the brand and their offerings, visit their website. I am actually going to buy a few bottles as soon as I run out of this one — a few to keep for myself and a few to give out as gifts!
*Products featured in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*