52 Gifts for Coffee Lovers, Espresso Drinkers, and Cold Brew Devotees
October 24, 2023
Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup: For the drinker who likes to sweeten and add flavor… If the coffee lover in your life likes things a little sweet, skip the tired coffee syrups and blow their mind with a coffee-friendly cocktail syrup. These are great for zhuzhing up ice coffee, lattes, and even drip coffee with a little bit of sugar and spice.
The Only Way To Prevent Maple Syrup From Going Bad
October 18, 2023
"You should store maple syrup in the fridge once it has been opened," confirms Laura Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok, a Vermont-based producer of maple syrup and other products. "If it is unopened, it can stay in your pantry." Who knew? Well, obviously my coworkers at EatingWell, the folks at Runamok, and apparently everyone else in Vermont—which is by far the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, according to Statista. Here's why your maple syrup belongs in your fridge.
Essentials for Hosting a Memorable Thanksgiving
October 4, 2023
Runamok is a family-owned, Vermont-based company that started with a foundation of premium, organic maple syrup and has expanded to an array of maple and honey-based products. Runamok’s array of honey products makes hosting Thanksgiving easier by providing a quick and delicious addition to charcuterie boards and other dishes that guests will love. Runamok’s Best Seller’s Honey Gift Box includes three of Runamok’s top-selling honey flavors, including Beekeeper’s Cut Raw Honey, Lemon Verbena Honey, and Chipotle Morita Hot Honey, letting hosts offer their guests an array of different flavors to accompany cheese, crackers, meats, and more.
The 25 Best Food Gifts of 2023
September 26, 2023
We’ve pulled together the ultimate gift list, from luxe caviar and charcuterie boards to beautiful chocolates. The best food gifts satisfy a sweet, salty, or savory craving your recipient didn’t even realize they had. Not all food gifts or food gift baskets are created equal — and having gifted and tested many of them, we know this firsthand. The best food gifts combine quality eats with beautiful packaging for a one-of-a-kind treat that your loved one can’t wait to dig into.
The 16 Best Amazon Gift Baskets For Easy Gifting
September 12, 2023
For the Morning Person: Premium Vermont Maple Syrup – Real, forest-tapped maple syrup is one of life's sweetest things, and the ones from Runamok in Cambridge, Vermont, are as close to perfect as they come. This premium maple syrup gift set includes four of the family-owned company's most beloved varieties: cinnamon and vanilla, cardamom, elderberry and apple brandy. They're great drizzled over vanilla ice cream, stirred into cocktails and, of course, poured over waffles.
Embedding sustainability into a company’s DNA: Essential to success
September 19, 2023
Runamok Maple and Honey, Benexia, and Cape Herb & Spice are all committed to planet-forward product solutions. They use strategies such as regenerative farming practices, recycling their packaging, and upcycling materials, and at their root, these companies believe that ecological practices are fundamental to their long-term success. Associate Editor Heather Carter explores the small contingency of industry players digging deeper when it comes to leading with their environmental efforts, prioritizing them as a purpose rather than talking points.
The 10 Best Gifts for Bourbon Drinkers
September 13, 2023
Runamok Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup – In our humble opinion, the best Old Fashioneds are made with maple syrup as the sweetener. When you mix up the cocktail with Runamok Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, it doubles down on that satisfying vanilla flavor. It’s also excellent on pancakes, waffles and whatever else you like to douse in maple syrup.
The 36 Best Food Gifts of 2023
September 8, 2023
From the latest gadgets to DIY baking kits, there's a gift for every food connoisseur. A general rule of thumb is to gift a unique item they haven't tried before but can use on a daily basis – especially if they are always looking for a new recipe or exploring ways to cook things differently with new items.
31 Gifts Food Lovers Will Devour Immediately
August 30, 2023
Runamok Sparkle Syrup: Grubbing on a stack of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup is nothing short of a magical way to kick off your morning. But add a literal dash of glitter with Runamok’s small-batch maple syrup with food-grade mica powder, and you just might restore your belief in fairy tales.
The 27 Best Gifts for Bourbon Lovers, According to Whiskey Experts
August 30, 2023
Nobody does maple syrup like Vermont (well, don’t tell Canada that). This iconic New England sweetener is made even better with a hint of bourbon. Because Runamok adds flavor by aging the syrup in empty whiskey barrels, it’s 100% booze-free and family-friendly. We think Runamok produces some of the finest syrup you can buy (their Sugarmaker’s Cut won the title of “Best Overall” in our maple review), and this special 8.45-ounce bottle is one of their most giftable options.
35 Best Gifts for Foodies
August 25, 2023
Maple Syrup Gift Box – Take breakfast (or cocktail hour!) to the next level with this luxurious maple syrup set. Choose from a variety of gift boxes—each loaded with four assorted mini bottles. For an added touch, include your favorite waffle recipe with the gift.
48 Best Food Gifts for Anyone Who Likes to Cook (or Eat!)
August 25, 2023
Runamok Maple Sugarmaker’s Cut – Skip the bottle of wine the next time you show up at a party and throw your host a sweet curveball instead: maple syrup. This Grade A amber syrup from Vermont comes in an attractive bottle that’s perfect for gifting.
Fall Is Here, So We Found the Best Maple Syrups for Every Kitchen
August 16, 2023
Best for Gifting: Runamok Sparkle Syrup Runamok's Sparkle Syrup is a great gift for kids and adults alike, because who can resist something sweet and glittery? We haven't seen anything like this maple syrup on the market and would love to get it as a gift ourselves. Best Sampler Set: Runamok Maple Pantry Favorites Pairing Collection If you’re not really sure what kind of maple syrup you like—or you’re looking for a great gift for someone—your search ends with the Runamok Maple Pantry Favorites Collection.
August Los Angeles Food and Lifestyle News
August 3, 2023
Runamok Maple Launches Maple Grenadine Flavor. Runamok Maple, known for their Sparkle Syrup and non-traditional flavor profiles, has launched their Maple Grenadine. This new flavor is sweet and tart and perfect for cocktails, mocktails and summer seltzer drinks
A variety of condiments will jazz up a summer graze board
July 18, 2023
A drizzle of honey over a slice of bread topped with a bit of cheese, maybe a paper-thin slice of prosciutto, is a total treat. Vermont-based Runamok has a serious selection of honeys to play with: Try those infused with hibiscus flower, Arbol chiles or lemon verbena, to name a few.
Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show 2023 - Breakfast Trends, Cocktail Culture, and Storytelling Focused Favorites
July 4, 2023
High Quality Breakfast Ingredients: ✨Runamok - Runamok is a specialty foods company focused on creating fun, innovative, and delicious products with quality, natural ingredients. At the show I had an interview with the President, Curt Alpeter, he walked me through their product line of syrups, mixers, and honey. Newly launched this year is their Maple Grenadine cocktail mixer...
The Best Non-Alcoholic Bottle Shops in America, According to the Pros
June 28, 2023
Lantman’s Market - Hinesburg, Vermont: “In Vermont you can only buy spirits at the state VT802 stores, so non-alcoholic spirits [can] be found in markets or gift stores,” says Laura Sorkin, co-owner of Runamok, a maple-based cocktail mixers and bitters company.
Summer Fancy Food Show trends: Elevated snacks, alcohol-free sips, upgraded breakfast
June 26, 2023
From Runamok comes a new maple grenadine mixer with pomegranate, lime and Vermont maple syrup. The company also planned to highlight its sparkle tonic and maple bitters, featuring aromatic florals, as well as a rye whiskey barrel-aged maple syrup. “At Runamok, we are passionate about introducing customers to more delicious ways to incorporate high-quality, natural sweeteners into their food and drinks,” said Laura Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok. “Which is why we are so excited about the addition of our new Maple Grenadine Mixer to our growing cocktail and non-alcoholic cocktail lineup. We saw an opportunity to bring a fresh take to this classic mixer.”
Maple Grenadine Cocktail Mixers - Runamok's Maple Grenadine is Sweet, Tart and Refreshing
June 26, 2023
Runamok showcased its new Maple Grenadine mixer at the Summer Fancy Food Show, highlighting a fresh take on a classic mixer. This sweet, tart and refreshing cocktail mixer is all-natural and it makes a return to simpler times before artificial dyes and high fructose corm syrup came into popularity.
Summer Fancy Food: Back to Its Glory, Full of Surprises
June 26, 2023
One of the best things I tasted on the first day was the new dark maple syrup from the good folks at Runamok. Again, this was in response to consumer demand. Scrumptious. I also tasted the new limited release Vermont Saffron Infused American Honey. Yes, who knew saffron could grow in Vermont? Wow, I never would have put the two together but I’m glad Runamok did. Runamok is building on its mocktail/cocktail mixer line with Maple Tonic and Maple Grenadine. Unlike your parents’/grandparents’ grenadine, Runamok’s is made with Vermont maple syrup (of course), pomegranate and lime juices and no artificial ingredients.
Eat the U.S.: 25 Iconic Regional Foods You Can Order Online
June 21, 2023
Ready to be transported to your home state? We tapped Taste of Home editors to round up some of the most iconic foods from every region, from the Pacific Northwest and East Coast to the Midwest. Vermont: Runamok Maple Syrup - Our Test Kitchen taste tests a lot of food in search of the best of the best products in every foodie category, and maple syrup is no exception. As the best Vermont maple syrup named by our Test Kitchen experts, “This Runamok maple syrup is the real deal—no corn syrup, no weird added ingredients—just plain ol’ Vermont maple,” says Editor, Lisa Kaminski.
30 Last-minute Mother’s Day Gifts To Show Mom You Care
May 12, 2023
Invest in a luxe gift for mom this Mother's Day. Different moms have different tastes, but if your own mother has a sweet tooth, she'll probably love at least one of these. Runamok limited release cocoa infused maple syrup is made with cocoa nibs infused in pure maple syrup.
38 Mother’s Day Gifts For Anyone Who Still Doesn’t Know What The Heck To Get Their Mom
April 27, 2023
Some glittery maple syrup for Mom to add a little "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo" to her morning stack of flapjacks (which should absolutely be served to her in bed on Mother's Day). This product is made by Eric and Laura Sorkin in Vermont. Promising review: "This was the perfect gift for my family members for the holidays! My family has many little princes and princesses who were so excited to see the glimmer in the bottle when they opened their gift! The sparkles were visible when used on their pancakes and the syrup was quite tasty!" —Aunt with the Sparkles
The 26 Best Coffee Gifts for 2023
April 17, 2023
Put your best (caffeinated) foot forward with these coffee gifts. We found sweet snacks, cool mugs, fun gadgets and other coffee must-haves. Coffee-Infused Maple Syrup: Don’t just drink coffee. Eat it, too! Runamok’s delightful coffee-infused maple syrup elevates pancakes, waffles and French toast to new heights. This is one of the more unusual-in-a-good-way coffee gifts.
The Best Taylor Swift Bach Party Ideas by Era
April 6, 2023
These ideas make the whole place shimmer... Gold Sparkle Tonic Cocktail Syrup – Give your bachelorette party drinks an upgrade with this shimmery cocktail syrup. From her golden locks cascading across the album cover of both Fearless and Fearless (Taylor's Version) to the iconic metallic outfits she rocked on tour, gold and silver are a pivotal element to the Fearless era.
9 Foods You Should Always Stock In Your Kitchen, According to a Chef
April 3, 2023
When the time comes to whip up a delicious meal for one or to impress a crowd, there are a few kitchen staples the professionals swear by... Another foundational flavor is sweetness. And unless you do a lot of baking, you don't necessarily need to keep pounds of granulated white sugar on hand. Other delicious (and cheffy) ways to get some sweetness into your meals include pure maple syrup (my favorite comes from Vermont-based Runamok), honey, and dried fruit.
The Ultimate Easter Basket Guide
March 31, 2023
Runamok provides organic products such as maple syrup, hot, raw, and infused honey, and maple cocktails and bitters. Made with pure maple syrup, Sparkle Syrup is perfect for all ages and transforms everyday food and beverage into fun and whimsical creations. Runamok’s Lemon Verbena Infused Honey elevates your food experience with bright and citrusy flavors paired with herbal notes, perfect for enjoying this spring.
Best Gifts for Foodies, All American Made
March 30, 2023
Runamok Maple Cheese Pairing Collection. Bring your maple syrup out of the cabinet for more than just your weekend pancakes. If you're looking for exquisitely flavored maple, look no further than Runamok Maple. Runamok Maple infused barrel aged syrup is the perfect gift for anyone who loves creating new recipes and cocktails or someone who simply loves great maple syrup. The Cheese Pairing Collection includes syrups that pair well with cheeses.
Natural ways to add a touch of sweetness to your favorite foods and beverages
March 14, 2023
Recently, there has been a lot of interest and discussion about a study published on Feb. 27 in Nature Medicine. The study concluded that erythritol, a sugar substitute, is associated with major adverse cardiac events and fosters enhanced thrombosis. In short, it’s being reported that using this keto-friendly sweetener is linked to heart attacks... As with many dietary questions, the medical community needs to perform more studies with better controls to get answers. If you want to err on the side of caution and stay away from artificial sweeteners, here are a few natural alternatives.
61 Best Gifts for Brothers That’ll Def Make You His Fave Sibling
March 6, 2023
This tasty waffle topper: Runamok Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup. If the guy’s a foodie, then he’ll love drizzling this syrup (which has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels) over meats, in cocktails, and, of course, on waffles.