• We sampled seven brands of maple syrup to find out which one tastes the best.
  • The brands we tried were Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth's, Hungry Jack, Log Cabin, Super A, 365 Everyday Value, and Trader Joe's.
  • 365 Everyday Value, and Trader Joe's were the only two syrups that were actually
  • Hungry Jack won in the non-maple syrup category and 376 Everyday Value won in the maple syrup category.

No pancake or waffle breakfast is complete without a hearty helping of maple syrup drizzled on top.

While we've already provided you with a guide to the best boxed pancake mix, we're now helping you pick the tastiest syrup as part of an ongoing INSIDER taste test series.

The brands we sampled were:

  • Aunt Jemima — $5.99
  • Mrs. Butterworth's — $4.99
  • Log Cabin — $3.49
  • Hungry Jack — $5.29
  • Super A — $2.69
  • Trader Joe's — $4.99
  • 365 Everyday Value — $7.99

We bought all seven syrups at grocery stores in New York City, spending anywhere from $2.69 to $7.99 per bottle.

Trader Joe's and 365 Everyday Value were the only syrups we tried that were actually maple syrup. The five others are labeled simply as syrup, something that we kept in mind during our tasting.

To avoid sipping syrup straight from the bottle, we decided to sample the syrups with Eggo waffles — the ideal combo.

Aunt Jemima's consistency fell squarely into the middle — it was neither overly thin nor thick.

Mrs. Butterworth's had a similar taste and consistency, although it was more buttery — hence the syrup's name — and a tad less sweet.

Both Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth's instantly transported us back to our childhood. The taste reminded us of diner meals and homemade Sunday breakfasts.

If you're looking for a more authentic taste — and are willing to spend a little more — go for 365 Everyday Value's maple syrup.