Below you will find a collection of many of the most popular pancake syrup brands in the United States. The market is dominated by Pearl Milling Company (formerly Aunt Jemima), Mrs. Butterworth’s, Log Cabin, Hungry Jack, and the store brands. While we cover the previously mentioned name-brand syrups in this article, we also included some lesser-known options that you may wish to consider for your next pancake breakfast.
Pancake Syrup Brands
Log Cabin is a pancake syrup brand that has been around since the late 1800s. It was introduced by Patrick J. Towle who named the syrup in honor of President Abraham Lincoln who grew up in a log cabin. Log Cabin has had several owners through the years including General Foods, Kraft, and Pinnacle Foods. It is now owned by Conagra Brands.
Log Cabin makes the following pancake syrup products:
- All Natural
- Sugar Free
Mrs. Butterworth’s is another brand of pancake syrups owned by Conagra Brands that has been on store shelves since 1961. The brand is known for its bottles featuring a conservatively dressed matron character. Conagra calls the character a “loving grandmother“. However, it has received criticism for what some people believe is a depiction of a stereotypical “mammy”. Conagra has stated they are reviewing the packaging of Mrs. Buttersworth’s because of the criticism.
Mrs. Butterworth’s syrups are as follows:
- Extra Buttery
- Sugar Free
Pearl Milling Company
Website: coming soon
Pearl Milling Company is the new name of the popular Aunt Jemima pancake syrup brand made by Quaker Oats. The parent company of Quaker Oats is PepsiCo who rebranded the syrups to Pearl Milling Company because its “origins are based on racial stereotypes”, according to the chief marketing officer at Quaker Foods. The Pearl Milling Company dates back to the origins of the brand (1888) when the mill produced the first flour, cornmeal, and self-rising pancake mix for the company.
Pearl Milling Company makes the following pancake syrups:
- Butter Lite
- Country Rich
- Butter Rich
- Cap’n Crunch’s Ocean Blue Maple Flavored Syrup
Hungry Jack has been around for 70 years making a variety of products such as hash browns, casserole potatoes, pancake mixes, and syrups. The company introduced the reheatable microwaveable syrup bottle in 1994 which proved to be a big hit with consumers and is still made today.
The microwaveable syrups made by Hungry Jack are:
- Butter Syrup
- Lite Syrup
- Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Syrup
- Honey Maple Syrup
- Sugar Free Butter Syrup
Karo began in 1902 as The Corn Products Refining Company. Its initial products were Karo Light and Dark Corn Syrups. It was advertised as a daily table syrup that could be used for all meals. In 1938, the company added Karo Waffle Syrup to its list of products.
Today, Karo makes Light & Dark Corn Syrup, Lite Syrup, and Pancake Syrup. The pancake syrup is far from being real maple syrup considering it’s made with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, salt, and maple flavor as its primary ingredients.
Maple Grove Farms
Maple Grove Farms is based out of Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, and has been in business since 1915. One of its first products was maple candies. They eventually began producing maple syrup as a way to diversify their product offerings. The brand is owned by B&G Foods and is one of the biggest packers of pure maple syrup in America. The Maple Grove Farms label once featured “Vermont” on the label but it has since been removed since the syrup is not 100% sourced from Vermont.
Today, Maple Grove Farms makes candies, baking mixes, dressings, pancake & waffle mixes, and syrups. It syrup products include the following:
- 100% Pure Maple Syrup
- Pure Organic Maple Syrup, Amber Color
- Sugar Free Syrup, Maple Flavor
- Sugar Free Syrup, Vermont Butter Flavor
- Pure Maple Syrup, Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste
- Apricot Syrup
- Blueberry Syrup
- Boysenberry Syrup
- Red Raspberry Syrup
- Strawberry Syrup
Vermont Maid has been around since 1919. It was started by the Welch brothers in Burlington, Vermont with the ingredients of pure maple syrup and cane sugar. Now, Original Vermont Maid syrup is made with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and maple flavor to name a few ingredients. In addition to the Original Syrup, Vermont Maid also makes a Sugar Free Syrup. B&G Foods currently owns this brand.
Crown Maple is made from maple trees located in the Hudson Valley of New York and into Vermont. The company, Madava Sugar Maple LLC, was launched by Robb and Lydia Turner in 2010. Processing and bottling of the syrup is completed at Madava Farms, an 800-acre property. The Turners originally bought the property for vacation purposes, but soon learned about the potential for maple syrup production because of the abundance of maples on the land.
These are Crown Maple’s syrup products:
- 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup – Golden Color
- 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup – Amber Color
- 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup – Dark Color
- 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup – Very Dark Color
- Artisan Infused Organic Maple Syrup – Madagascar Vanilla Infused
- Artisan Infused Organic Maple Syrup – Bourbon Barrel Aged
- Artisan Infused Organic Maple Syrup -Cinnamon Infused
- Artisan Infused Organic Maple Syrup – Applewood Smoked
- Artisan Infused Organic Maple Syrup – Arabica Coffee Infused
Spring Tree began in 1976 in Brattleboro, Vermont. It is named Spring Tree because spring is when maple trees get tapped and syrup is made. While the company’s roots are in Vermont, the syrup largely comes from Quebec. Similar to Maple Grove Farms featured above and others here, this maple syrup brand is owned by B&G Foods.
Spring Tree makes these syrups:
- Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste Organic Syrup
- Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste Syrup
- Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste Organic Syrup
- Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste Syrup
- Sugar Free Syrup
Wholesome has been around since 2001 making organic products such as sugar, agave, molasses, honey, candy, syrups, and more. Its pancake syrups are USDA organic with no high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. The products are also gluten-free.
The company makes these pancake syrups:
- Organic Pancake Syrup
- Organic Lite Pancake Syrup
Nova Maple Syrup is a somewhat new company being started in 2015. In 2016, the company had approximately 7,500 taps. Today, it has over 22,500 taps over various properties. The company has quickly become one of the largest maple syrup producers around Hartstown, Pennsylvania. In addition to maple syrup, Nova makes maple sugar, maple candy (yum!), maple pebbles, and maple cream. Use the website link above to order products directly from the company.
Butternut Mountain Farm
Butternut Mountain Farm is a processor and distributor of maple syrup. In fact, they are one of the largest in America. This Morrisville, Vermont company works with over 350 sugar makers to produce its tasty syrups. A large portion of the production facility is dedicated to producing certified organic and kosher products.
Butternut Mountain Farms makes these maple syrups:
- Grade A – Dark Robust
- Grade A – Golden, Amber, Dark
- Grade A – Amber Rich
- Grade A – Amber, Dark
- Grade A – Dark
- Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
- Sweet Ginger Infused Maple Syrup
- Sweet Chai Infused Maple Syrup
- Sweet Heat Infused Maple Syrup
- Sweet Autumn Infused Maple Syrup
If you know Kodiak Cakes, you likely recognize them for their flapjack & waffle mix or related frozen products. Naturally, it makes sense that the company would make a line of syrups to top its core products. Kodiak makes the following syrups that work great not only for pancakes or waffles but also for topping other foods such as desserts, yogurts, and more:
- Maple Almond Nut Butter Syrup
- Maple Peanut Butter Syrup
- Raspberry Fruit Syrup
- Mountain Berry Syrup
- Apricot Fruit Syrup
Walden Farms has been around since 1972 with the goal of producing healthy food products. They are widely known for their specialty in creating zero-calorie products such as BBQ sauces, mayos, ketcup, bleu cheese dressing, and many more.
The syrups made by Walden Farms include the following:
- Maple Bacon Syrup
- Pancake Syrup
- Chocolate Syrup
- Blueberry Syrup
- Maple Walnut Syrup
- Strawberry Syrup
- Caramel Syrup
Hidden Springs Maple
Hidden Springs Maple is owned by the Cooper-Ellis family who has been in the maple syrup business for more than 50 years. The family operates a maple farm in Putney, Vermont that specializes in making certified organic maple syrup. Products can be purchased on Amazon or through the company’s website.
Cary’s is known as being the oldest brand of pure maple syrup in America. It was started by George Cary in 1904 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Like a few other pancake syrup brands featured above, Cary’s is owned by B&G Foods.
Cary’s makes these syrups:
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Premium Maple Syrup
- Sugar Free Low Calorie Syrup
Joshua Parker is the founder of Parker’s Maple who developed the idea for his company after going on a school field trip when he was 11 to see how maple syrup was made. This field trip inspired him to start producing his own maple syrup. By the time he was 15, he was ready to start his own maple company called Parker’s Real Maple. Joshua appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2016 which helped greatly increase sales of his maple products. Parker’s was acquired by The Forest Farmers, an Upstate New York syrup producer, in 2020.
The maple syrups made by Parker’s are:
- Thick & Rich Maple Syrup
- Spicy Thick & Rich Maple Syrup
Coombs Family Farms
The Coombs Family has over 150 years working in maple. Based on this experience that has been passed on over seven generations, it’s safe to say they know how to make high-quality maple products. The company produces organic maple syrup and Pure Maple Syrup that are sourced from 3,000+ farms.