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Maple Madness: Runamok New Flavor Contest 2023

See the results of our second annual new flavor contest in 2023 below!

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and the winner is...


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!

April 2023 Update: 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!

August 2023 Update: After months of research, development, production, packaging, hard work, and lots of taste testing, our New Flavor Contest winner Salted Caramel Maple Syrup is finally here! Our first round of pre-orders will begin shipping at the end of the month.

October 2023 Update: We were excited to announce the official release of this year’s New Flavor Competition winner, Salted Caramel Maple Syrup, for general sale on October 1… However, it sold out in the pre-order stage. So we made some more. Then that sold out, too (all of our retail stores were crazy about it). You may be asking, “Gee, Runamok, why don’t you make A LOT more?” Well, we are, and it will be ready in early November. We’ve received the message: y’all really like this one! We strongly recommend signing up for the pre-order and we will ship it to you as soon as it’s ready (all pre-orders will ship by mid-November or sooner). As a user-voted syrup, you picked a good one and we made a really awesome version. Kudos to all of us. Thanks for your patience and we can’t wait to share!

November 2023 Update: The wait is over… after selling out our first batches in record time, we’re officially re-stocked and ready to ship for all your holiday needs!

Before we forget to mention – in October we also launched SUGARMAKER’S DARK: WOOD-FIRED MAPLE SYRUP:

Sugarmaker’s Dark was the runner up in our 2023 contest, coming up just short to Salted Caramel (our 2022 runner up) in the championship round. We’ve had many requests over the years for a Dark Robust maple, so we thought we’d get ahead of it, give the people what they want, and make this flavor now! Consequently, this has also freed everyone up for new creative flavor ideas in 2024… We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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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.

pineapple upside down infused maple syrup