Just curious, has anyone tried birch syrup?
I saw a small container of it on display at a local sugarhouse a few years ago. The person boiling sap stated that it was from Alaska, as they don't have maple trees to produce maple syrup. Whereas maple syrup is about a 40:1 reduction (i.e., 40 gallons sap produce 1 gallon syrup), birch syrup production is a 90:1 reduction. It's about quadruple the price of maple syrup.
We have friend straveling to Alaska later this year, and I'm going to ask them if they would bring some back.