Runamok New Flavor Contest 2023

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See the results of our second annual Maple Madness Runamok New Flavor Contest!

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And the winner is... Salted Caramel


After record voter turnout in the final round of our Maple Madness New Flavor Contest, our 2022 runner-up Salted Caramel Infused Maple Syrup came back to clinch the victory over Dark Sugarmaker’s Cut Pure Maple Syrup – and a pool of fourteen other top competitors – to be crowned our 2023 Maple Madness Champion and a new Runamok limited release flavor!

Our flavor alchemists are hard at work developing the winning combination to bring this delicious, caramel-y new maple syrup to life. Pre-order is now open to be first in line for a bottle when we begin shipping later this year!

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A big thank you to all of our participants – from helping to crowd-source hundreds of fabulous new flavor nominations, to voting through your top picks – you have made our second-annual Maple Madness Tournament a sweet success!

Congratulation to all of our flavor finalists, round prize winners, and to Brandon B., the winner of our Grand Prize – a year of Runamok’s Bottle of the Month Club!

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The winning design is #2 – classic caramel candy!

Thanks to our label designer Ray Prado for always thinking outside the bottle with his whimsical designs – you check out more of Ray’s work on our product labels, or on his instagram @raymondpradoart.



New Flavor Contest Bracket 2023Maple Madness, Cocktail Craze, Honey Hysteria – get in on the action. We’re holding a bracket style tournament competition to determine a new Runamok limited release flavor!

Between March 01-13, we’ll be crowd-sourcing your best suggestions for a new flavor of maple syrup, cocktail mixer, bitters, or honey. No wrong answers, anything goes. From there, our Research and Development team will narrow it down to a bracket of the top sixteen contenders who will face off in head-to-head contests – and you get to vote for who advances to the big time.

Voting tips off on March 14, and four bracket rounds will advance until a final winner is announced on April 04.

The winning flavor will be available for pre-order at the end of the tournament, and our flavor alchemists will get to work bringing this to life for a limited run later this year.

Round One New Flavor Contest Results 2023

New Flavor Contest Results 2023 round 2

New Flavor Contest Results 2023 Round Three

New Flavor Contest Results 2023. Winner: Salted Caramel Infused Maple Syrup



All participants have the chance to win a year of Runamok maple syrup. Anyone who submits a nomination or casts their votes is automatically entered for a chance to win a 12-month Subscription to our Bottle of the Month Club – plus plenty of other sweet prizes will be awarded along the way!


Open Flavor Nominations: Wednesday, March 01 – Monday, March 13
Bracket Announcement: Tuesday, March 14

Voting Rounds:
Round 1 (Round of 16): Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 19
Round 2 (Round of 8): Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24
Round 3 (Round of 4): Saturday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 29
Round 4 (Round of 2): Thursday, March 30 – Monday, April 03

Winner Announced: Tuesday, April 04


See the complete contest terms and conditions here:


Check out a full recap of the 2022 competition here or try our 2022 New Flavor Contest Winner Pineapple Upside-Down Infused Maple Syrup.

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