"Sweet Steam" was taken at a Vermont Sugar Shack during the mapling season when the sap from maple trees is collected and boiled down to make pure, natural, sweet maple syrup. No ingredients are added. It takes 24 gallons of maple tree sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. The maple sugaring season occurs right around the first week of spring when the days are warm and the night are cold. This is when the sap runs. ..... The farmers harvest about seven percent of the tree's sap which does not hurt the trees. Vermont is the number one maple syrup producer. New Hampshire, Maine and Canada are also large producers of maple syrup. .... Real maple syrup is an all natural product free of alergens and its purchase supports family farms and a quality of life unlike the mass produced sugar water substitute fake factory products pushed by the national brands.