Our "first run" syrup. "Rich and spicy sweet, with a wonderful caramel-like flavor" Pure Kahiltna Gold Birch Syrup - now certified organic - is produced on a Talkeetna homestead in Alaska's upper Susitna Valley, the vast river valley of the Alaska Range. Each spring we collect the sap from the paper birch and evaporate it to syrup in much the same way pure maple syrup is produced. This year 12,000 area trees were tapped to make our delicious Kahiltna Gold! It takes an average of 110 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of birch syrup; maple by comparison is approximately 40:1. Our Kahiltna Gold pure birch syrup makes a superb ingredient in the recipes section of this web site. It is wonderful on ice cream, in milkshakes, and coffee, and adds a divine sweetness to pancakes and waffles. First run is produced within the first week of the harvest. The lightest and sweetest of the season, it is always limited in supply. Its flavor, sweetness, and color vary from year to year like fine wine, and depend very much on when the sap run begins, and the weather at the time of harvest. 2013 HARVEST FIRST RUN IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Our "mid-run" birch syrup posesses a more complex tangy/sweetness and is somewhat darker and deeper in flavor than our first-run syrup. If you plan primarily to cook with your birch syrup, it would be a good choice for you, as it will require less syrup to get that wonderful birchy flavor! Mid run contains more minerals, and is also preferred for nutritional uses and diets. We use it primarily for birch milkshakes, coffee drinks, and salmon dishes, but, being a true birch syrup lover, I am just as likely to use it on my sourdough pancakes! 2013 MID RUN IS BEING BOTTLED AND WILL SHIP WITHIN A WEEK. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Due to consumer demand, we now have late run available! Late Run is all about the last week of harvest; it is stronger, darker, birchier - not as sweet, and highest in minerals and nutrients. Most chefs and beer brewers using our syrup use the late run. So if you are cooking, baking, or brewing with it - or using in a cleansing diet or other nutritional application - late run will work well for you; mid-run but even more so! PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO LATE HARVEST, LATE RUN WILL SHIP BY MID JUNE.
Our new 3.4 oz jug - light weight and compact, preferred by travelers and make a great first taste or small gift.
More of a good thing ... and save a little money in the process! We can fit up to three quarts in the medium USPS flat rate box, for $12 shipping. PLEASE NOTE: COLD SPRING, LATE HARVEST!! We are currently OUT of quarts of pure syrup, all runs, until we get it made and bottled! You may pre-order at this time for quarts of 2013 harvest syrup, all runs. Your order will ship as soon as we can get it out. Thanks for your patience!!
NOW CERTIFIED ORGANIC!! "Sweet and mild, with the distinctive caramel-like flavor of birch" Kahiltna Gold Alaska Birch Breakfast Syrup is an all-natural product made on our homestead by concentrating birch sap to 45% sugars, then blending with pure ORGANIC evaporated cane juice. This process results in a milder, somewhat sweeter syrup at a lower price, while still offering the deliciously distinctive flavor of birch. Our breakfast style birch syrup possesses the perfect flavor to enhance your pancakes, waffles, and french toast and is particularly delicious on sourdoughs. While used more as a table syrup, our birch breakfast syrup can be used for many of the recipes and uses for pure birch syrup mentioned in our recipes and "about birch syrup" pages; you just won't get as much of that birchy flavor. 2013 HARVEST BIRCH BREAKFAST SYRUP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
2013 BIRCH BREAKFAST SYRUP IS NOW AVAILABLE! Thanks for your patience.
2013 HARVEST BIRCH BREAKFAST SYRUP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
A perfect blend of our mid-run organic pure birch syrup (20%) and raw Alaska Wildflower Honey (80%). The honey comes either from Palmer - the heart of Alaska's agricultural region, the Matanuska Valley - or from Delta, Alaska - where the old barley fields are now covered in fireweed. The honey is estimated to be 85-90% fireweed content. The blend of the two mellows the flavor of birch, and enhances the bouquet of the honey. That's it, pure and simple. This is an awesome sweetener. I can't get enough of it on cornbread,or in my oatmeal. Use it in place of regular honey, and enjoy that extra birch zing! Wild Alaskan Birched Honey comes in a convenient 8 oz. plastic honey bottle with a squeeze cap. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.
Alaska's fertile Matanuska Valley north of Anchorage - surrounded by mountain ranges, glaciers, and rivers - gives rise to fruits and vegetables famous for their size and quality. Among these are the "rubies" of the Matanuska Valley, raspberries and rhubarb. Every self-respecting Valley garden has a colorful patch of rhubarb. Raspberry patches also abound, but the locations of these gems are often a well guarded secret! Combined in our whole-fruit syrup, the sweet and tart flavors of raspberry and rhubarb complement each other, offering you a taste treat that you will want to use on crepes, waffles, and ice cream for starters. Being mostly fruit, this versatile topping is thick enough to use as a spread on your toast as well, or as a glaze on chicken and pork. Be creative and enjoy! Please note: now packaged in the same 3.4 oz plastic jug as our birch syrup. New photos and labels coming soon!
Our thick, delicious blueberry syrup is way more than a syrup - it's whole berry texture is really more like a sauce. Combining whole pureed wild Alaskan and Canadian blueberries and Washington berries with pure birch syrup and a hint of orange zest, borealis blueberry syrup is a treat you won't want to miss. It works well on crepes, pancakes and waffles, ice cream and fruit. Now packaged in the same plastic jug as our birch syrups; new labels and pictures coming soon!
Our thick and rich blueberry syrup combines pureed wild Alaskan and domestic blueberries to create a delicious and nutritious treat that pairs beautifully with crepes, French toast, pancakes and waffles, ice cream, cheesecake, and fruit. Blueberries are well known for their anti-oxidant properties and, because we do not strain our syrup, you get the whole goodness of the berry with more nutrition and less sugar than traditional syrups. A real treat!!
Kahiltna Climax Gourmet Birch Caramel Ice Cream Topping is a sinfully rich and delicious all natural blend of birch syrup, butter, cream, and sugar. In addition to topping ice cream, it is wonderful on apples, bananas, peaches and other fruits. It is also delicious spread on toast or muffins, or coupled with peanut butter. Many of my enthusiastic caramel customers prefer it eaten out of the jar with finger or spoon! As the label proclaims, our caramel is thick, rich, heavenly - "a truly uplifting experience!" Our caramel topping is hands down the local favorite here in Alaska. Now available in smaller 6 oz jar as well (though most local caramel addicts would wonder why you would want a smaller jar!) We are proud to say that our caramel topping contains cream and milk from our local dairy. Please note that it also contains a small amount of corn syrup, in addition to birch syrup and cane sugar.
Smaller gift size jar ... less of a good thing??
Kahiltna Gold's "Alaska Gold Nugget" Birch Cream Caramels; rich, creamy and laced with pecans. These candies, individually wrapped in gold foil and beautifully packaged in clear, gold-rimmed boxes are, in the words of several customers, "to die for"! We are proud to say that all of our confections contain cream and milk from our local dairy. Please note that they also contains a small amount of corn syrup, in addition to birch syrup and cane sugar, along with soy lecithin.
Our famously wonderful Alaska Gold Nuggets in a very festive and more economical bag; packed especially for the holiday season, but great for any time of the year! Available in 6 oz and 11 oz. The more the merrier!
Our birch almond break-up brittle has an awesome birchy roasted almond taste and a delightfully addicting crunch! Now available in both 4 oz and 8 oz bags.
More of a good thing!
Do you remember eating those big caramel lollipops known as sugar daddies? Well, I do too, and they are one of my fondest childhood memories. So for the kids and the kid within we created our "Birch Mamas", every bit as satisfying as I remember, and maybe even more so with that birchy zing!
More of a great thing!
Our all-natural birch-orange mustard has a robust mustard flavor with a zesty orange zing. Lightly sweetened with only pure birch syrup, this mustard is a real taste treat on your favorite “dog” or spread generously on your favorite sandwich! Customers have been telling me their preferred uses: in potato salad, egg salad, and deviled eggs; on ham, lamb or chicken. I tried it on halibut the other night, and it transformed the meal! Many exciting uses are yet to be found…. be creative, enjoy, and let us know what you discover! 3.75 oz jar. Now available in a 6.3 oz jar as well!
Economy size for you mustard lovers!
Lowbush cranberries, also known as lingonberries, grow in colorful abundance in Alaska. Their invigorating, tart flavor has long been valued by Alaska Natives for its sustaining properties. Lingonberries were recently "discovered" by Dr. Oz (October 5th 2011) and touted as a powerfully nutritious and potentially healing food in many ways. Read more at our jam page Alaska Wild Harvest Jams and Alaskan Honey . Traditionally valued as a digestive aid, cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a large meal, and blends particularly well with poultry and wild game. Enjoy our delicious and versatile Alaska Garnets Wild Lowbush Cranberry Sauce, lightly sweetened with sugar and our own pure birch syrup, as a preserve on toast or yogurt, with nut butters, and in dessert recipes. It also contains organic grated orange rind, orange juice, local raw honey, and fresh grated ginger. The sauce is packaged in a generous 9 ounce jar, enough to accompany a large meal - or make many peanut butter sandwiches! Be creative and enjoy! TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.