Food of the Seventies, Mapleine

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This was a maple flavoring and each little bottle would make so many pints of maple syrup. I don't know when this was introduced, but I remember getting it around 1970. You would boil water, sugar, and a bit of this mapleine to make your own maple syrup. The hot syrup was wonderful on pancakes and it was incredibly cheap compared to the popular bottles of pancake syrup.
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KathyNH - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
As kids we always whined becuse it wasn't Log Cabin in the bicentennial glass bottles!!
Tom Tobey - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have a bottle of Mapleine, made by Crescent Mfg. Co. It must be about 40 years old. I now live in Australia, and when I visited the USA recently I couldn't find it on the shelves at the supermarket. I checked the internet and found out that the rights to it were bought by McCormick Foods who produce it "in limited quantity." Does anyone know where to buy it? It is an excellent product, tasty and economical.
Tracia - May 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up on the homeade syrup made with Mapleine. My grandmother has always kept me supplied but it is no longer on the shelf. I did some searching this morning and was able to find it for puchase on the McCormick website. I myself purchased five bottles. It is packaged in the same blue box. I believe it was $3.00/bottle plus s/h.
Denise - August 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny - I grew up with Mapleine syrup and have been making it for my kids for years. I don't ever recall having a problem finding a place to buy it. I usually shop at Safeway/Von's. It has been a lifesaver - especially when we had all 4 kids in the house and the teenage boys would eat STACKS of pancakes. Any bit of savings counts when you go thru 2 gallons of milk a day and besides - I like the flavor better than the bottled stuff at the store. The only variance from these other receipes is that I bring 1 cup of water, 2 cups of sugar and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar to boil (boil for 3 minutes). Then I remove it from the heat and add 1/2 tsp Mapleine. The cream of tartar helps to thicken the syrup.
Joanne - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
My mother used it in the 50's when we lived on the farm to make pancake syrup. I used the last of my bottle which I have had a very long time and now starts the search for more. I use it at Christmas to flavor my Maple Pecan Fudge or carmel sauce for ice cream and I am not sure if I can make the family favourites without it - so I may have to go on line if I cannot find it locally here in Vernon, BC
Sturmey - December 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I found a bottle at my local Sobey's, but I've gone back for another, and they don't have any on the shelf. I asked for them to check up on it, but I think I might just buy it from the web site. --- shop mccormick com --- they list it at $3.01 they also charge $6.00 for UPS ground shipping. I'm not sure what customs or duty charges there would be to bring into Canada.
Linda Wheeler - December 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I just bought some today at Wal Mart @$3.62 a bottle. I never used it before now but I have a recipe from a friend to use it with other ingredients to inject flavor in a ham. I'm going to try it cause when i tasted theirs; it was so good!
mutt - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
is there any place in Canada to buy it as my parents are also looking for it as they live in a small one store town and would like to purchase some to store in the basement please let me know thank you
lulu - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a really old bottle of Mapleine in my late mother's kitchen; the price sticker said 39 cents.
David - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a grocer's magazine from 1934, with an ad for Mapleine, 35 cents a bottle, made by Crescent Manufacturing of Seattle. It's been around a lomg time.
David - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Mapleine actually was developed in 1905, and was very popular during the Depression.
Linda S. - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
just saw on amazon,com.You can gat a 6 count box for $21.95.
Bonnie C - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I am over 60 and my Grandmother used Mapleline when I was a child. She made Maple Butter. This receipe has been pasted down thru the family. I have been making the Maple Butter for my children and I used the Mapleline syrup for the family and my grandchildren. I use buy Mapleline in any food store but over the last few years, my sisters and I have not found it in Canada but I and my daughter have found it in the States. During my last visit to Michigan I was able to buy enough bottles to do for a few years. What happens when we can no longer find it? Family receipes past thru the ages will be lost.
Cyndy R. - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
The last two bottles I purchased were plastic instead of glass. I just thought that was interesting. I have been purchasing it at WalMart Supercenters but have not found it this go-round. I found this forum looking for a place to order it.
Jen - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I haven't seen Mapleine brand around, but you can use other brands of maple flavouring in the same recipes. I bought a bottle of maple flavouring a couple years ago, it just says "Artificial Maple Extract" on it. It was right next to the vanilla in the grocery store.
Cody - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 90's and my parents used this all the time. It's the best maple syrup around, lots of flavor, and WAY cheaper than buying the syrup premade! Where'd you go, Mapleine??? And, thanks, Jen; I'll take a look for another brand next time I'm in the story.
Alan C - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
This was our favorite syrup growing up in the 50's and 60's. My parents were depression era people and economized on everything. But this we really loved, and my kid's friends all love it too when having pancakes after a sleep over. Have used it for years but it is becoming harder to find in the groceries. Amazon still has it!
Vicki - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
After reading about all troubles finding mapleine I thought it would be hard to find. I went to Safeway grocery store and there it was on the shelf blue and white box Cresent not McCormick, the McC product just said immitation maple flavoring. The Cresent box still has that recipe for syrup 1C boiling water over 2C sugar add 1/2tsp Mapleine stir makes 2 1/4 cups
Mundy - June 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Mapleline... I used my very last drop to make just enough syrup for my Sunday morning waffles this morning. Have been looking in all the groceries around here and can't find it... used to be able to get it at Kroger or Farm Fresh... guess I'll have to get my Mom or sister to send me some from Maine... I've done that before when I couldn't find it here. I refuse to use that manufactured syrup its awful and who knows what kind of chemicals are in it! I will only use real maple syrup (but it is so expensive I only get it if someone gives it as a gift) or the Mapleline recipe.... and just for the record I don't get prefab panckes or waffles from the freezer or a boxed mix I make them from scratch... can't understand why people use those things when its so easy to mix it up from scratch... and tastes so much better! I'm 63 have always cooked real food and plan to continue!
arlene - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Joanne (Dec, 09) wrote that she made Maple Pecan Fudge with Mapleine. Please! may I have the recipe? I have tried to make my grandmother's maple (hickory nut!) fudge with imitation maple flavoring & also with real maple syrup and it doesn't have the full-maple flavor the way I remember hers. You are the only person I have heard that knows about maple fudge! Please share your recipe? Also what is the difference between Mapleine and imitation maple flavoring? Thanks!!
Michele - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
If you add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to syrup as along with the mapleine it will stop the syrup from crystalizing.
Pinkie - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I have "Mapleine's" 1905 lost 'Mapleine Fudge' recipe, from the year Mapleine was invented. I am going to try it out.
Mary - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I just bought a bottle of Mapleine at an Albertsons' store in Lomita, Calif. for $3.59.
jacki - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
mapeline on the shelves at walmart for around $4
JR - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Mapleine not on the shelf at my local Phoenix Walmart yesterday. Website says it's not available in any local Walmart stores at this point. Temporarily out of stock? Or just not sold here anymore?
Selly - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I just purchased 10 bottles of Mapleine on the McCormick website for $3.18 per bottle. It's hard to find, but it's on there. Shipping is $11, but I think it's flat rate, so I always buy many, many bottle at a time to make it worth it. I think last time all my siblings and I ordered about 30 bottles and split them....still same shipping. The Walmart website has it for about $4.25 per bottle but most stores don't have it. If you order many bottles from McCormick it works out to be the same price or cheaper....with no driving around.
MAM - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Amazon sells it - 6 for $22
Heidi - September 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Bought mapleine at albertsons this weekend, 3.99 a bottle. Same old blue crescent bottle too, not McCormick.
George - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I purchased Mapleine at Wal Mart. Same old familiar blue and white box. $3.19 plus tax. I've used this stuff since the 1950's. I take it camping to make pancake syrup. Mighty good! Also add it to pork and beans for extra flavor. Picture "Blazing Saddles" around the campfire with a little added scent.
Robin - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Mapleine is on sale at Albertsons until December. I paid $2 a bottle. If you can't find any at your local Albertsons, it is probably because I bought all they had! HA! Great price and great product!!
Toni - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment saw it 2 minutes ago still available for less than 4.50 a bottle. Makes 24 pints of syrup :)
JayC - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
You can get it here if anyone has trouble finding it.
Janice - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Pinkie or anyone else that has the Mapleine 1905 fudge recipe, I would really love to have it. thanks.
Janice - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for Mapleine 1905 fudge recipe. Thanks
CherG - March 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a question and a request: 1. Is ALL Mapleline (including Cresent) Imitation? 2. Will someone please post the "1905 Fudge Recipe" or a link to it, for all of us? Thanks in advance. CherG
Sharon - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I found this online. Haven't tried it yet so I hope it's good. Mapleine Fudge Two cups of granulated sugar, one cup of milk, a piece of butter the size of a walnut and one heaping teaspoonful of Mapleine. Cook about fifteen minutes. Take off and beat hard until it grains, then pour in buttered plate. Chopped nuts, figs, dates or cocoanut spread on the plate before pouring makes tasty variations.
STrebor - July 29, 2013 - Report this comment
One night, some kids from the neighborhood spent the night and my Mom made us all pancakes in the morning. One of the neighborhood kids went home to tell his Mom that Mrs X's syrup is so good. She makes it herself. Of course that kid's Mom called to tell my Mom not to go to all the trouble of doing special things for her kids when they spend the night, like making syrup from scratch. My Mom sure got a laugh out of it when she told the neighbor that she used Mapleine just to save money.
Julie - August 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I made penuche (Combination of granulated sugar/brown sugar [I use dark], evaporated milk, salt, light corn syrup cooked to soft know the drill...) yesterday and instead of vanilla, I just pour in a bit of Mapleine. It's wonderful. It's also amazing in oatmeal.
carmen - September 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I am looking for it also, in Ontario Canada, I have so many old recipes calling for Mapleine
jess - October 18, 2014 - Report this comment
winco sells it if you have one near you
Frieda - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, Jess is right ~ I just bought a 2 oz bottle of Mapleine at Winco in Salem, OR, on 12/06/14. It cost $3.05.
Sara - December 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Also had Mapleine growing up in Australia thanks to American Dad travelling back and forth. Still trying to source it to continue the syrup making tradition in memory of Dad who passed away 4 years ago. Can anyone help me find it in Australia? ?

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