Where does Sap! come from?
It comes from maple and birch trees in Vermont. We tap these trees in the spring, collect the sap, and make our drinks directly from the sap.
What are the ingredients?
Sap! is simple. Our products contain 3 ingredients: sap, carbonation, and trace amounts of citric acid (for preservation). The Maple Soda and Maple Seltzer use maple sap at different levels of concentration and our Sparkling Birch product uses birch sap.
What is the difference between maple sap and maple syrup?
Maple sap is a natural water-like substance found in maple trees. The roots of the tree pull up nutrient-rich groundwater from the soil, which combines with the sugars stored in the trees, to form a complex substance, known as sap, which helps these trees grow. Maple sap naturally contains antioxidants, electrolytes including calcium, potassium, and magnesium, and over 40 other nutrients like B-vitamins, iron and manganese.
Maple syrup is boiled down maple sap. It takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.
We don’t boil our sap at all to make our products. We take the sap directly from the trees (in its original water-like form) and use it to make our drinks. By not adding heat, our products retain more of the natural nutrients found in the sap compared to maple syrup. This makes our beverages more tuned to human health and hydration.
Do your products contain caffeine?
No, all of our products are naturally caffeine free.
Do I need to refrigerate Sap! Products?
Sap! does not require refrigeration, but it is best served cold!
Do you products contain GMOs?
No! Sap! comes directly from trees, with minimal processing.
Are your products pasteurized?
All Sap! beverages are lightly pasteurized to comply with national and state beverage safety regulations.
Do your products contain sugar?
They only contain naturally occurring sugars directly from the trees, there is no added sugar. Additionally, the naturally occurring sugars are Low-Glycemic. The Sap! Seltzer (green can) has 9 grams of naturally-occurring sugar, the Sap! Soda (red can) has 18 grams of naturally-occurring sugar and our Sap! Birch has 6 grams of naturally-occurring sugar.
Where in Vermont do we source our maple sap and birch sap from?
The maple sap is primarily sourced from our farm and others in Northwestern Vermont. The birch sap is primarily sourced from Starksboro, Vermont.