Spotza - A Maple Treat

One of the unique foods derived from maple syrup is called Spotza.

Spotza is made by boiling maple syrup down to the soft ball stage (about 238 degrees F) and then pouring it over crushed ice. This forms soft, clear taffy which should be eaten immediately in order to obtain its full value.

The early settlers learned about spotza from the Indians, who would pour boiled maple syrup on the snow. The name spotza comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch for "spot on the snow."

You can see spotza being made and taste its sweet flavor at Maple Festival Park

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