I don't know about you, but at our house real maple syrup is the rule rather than the exception. We reached the bottom of the tin today. I knew it wasn't really empty and when I looked inside I could see crystals. We had maple sugar hiding in there. I took the bottom off the time and had to break out the sugar crystals. They were huge. It was amazingly hard to get a photo of them. All the surfaces of the crystal drove my camera crazy, it didn't know where to focus.
To learn more about maple syrup and how it is produced, visit the site for the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.