Our Camp Wandawega Maple Syrup, from the sugar maples of Wisconsin, (canned just a few hours north of camp at a family owned sugarbush in Birnamwood, Wisconsin pop. 800).
Finding these original lithographed cans (and a sugar house to import them and then custom small batch cans for us) took us months - We tracked syrup industry suppliers, & equipment manufacturers all over Canada.
The design dates back to 1951 (when canning syrup was a new method). In an effort to promote it to farmers, Quebec’s Ministry of Agriculture held a province-wide call for packaging designs.
This winning entry went into production and has been lithographed ever since. Production today is streamlined with state-of-the-art tubing systems, jars, bottles and tins - but we worked with our small, family-owned partner to get the original canning machine so we could use these old school cans, and the original method.
Each of our cans are lidded by hand, just like they were in the beginning.
We fell in love with this detail: The can was originally designed to leave a blank spot where producers can affix their own distribution label…which is exactly what we did.
Our label tells the backstory: Sippl's Amber Maple syrup, specially canned for Camp Wandawega. The can is still proudly French Canadian. The contents are Wisconsin liquid gold.
Our added detail: With every can, we include our camp church key opener, and a cap to seal it after cracking it open.
(Save the can, we're now using them now at camp for everything from silverware caddies to planters)
➕ Lithographed tin, made by the same Quebec company since 1951
➕ Customized with our camp ‘prohibition tax seal’ & stamped
➕ 18oz. of Amber Grade “liquid gold” canned for Camp Wandawega by Sippl's
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