Bascom Family Farms selects a dark colored, full flavored maple syrup that meets certain specifications. The syrup is pumped into a pressure vessel, cooked, and stirred. The water in the syrup is evaporated off, and pieces of maple sugar remain. The clumps are then ground into smaller pieces. These pieces are sifted according to desired size - powder, granules or a combination of the two. To insure product integrity, nothing is added throughout the processing.