There are lots of efforts parents are making these days to liven up mealtime. To add some lightness to the breakfast table, here’s an idea to make you chuckle — sparkling maple syrup. It comes from Runamok Maple in northern Vermont, known for premium organic syrups that are barrel-aged, infused, or pecan wood-smoked. Sparkle Syrup, a seasonal release, is immersed with pearlescent mica, an edible, food-safe glitter. The sparkles are flavorless but produce an unexpected shimmer to a stack of pancakes or waffles, or in a bowl of fruit ($16.95 for 8.45 ounces). Use it also in iced tea or lemonade, or to add a sweet glitziness to a cocktail. “Sparkle Syrup is simply all about fun,” says owner Laura Sorkin with her husband, Eric. “Because life has been very, very serious lately, and while we can’t fix the big stuff, we can offer this little bit of whimsy that can sit on the breakfast table and make everyone smile.” To order, go to runamokmaple.com.
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