Feel Good Syrup, made with Elderberries
I’ve been trying to eat at home more often, prepare more healthy treats for Mini, and just trying to do better by us all in general. It’s hard some days, working as much as I do and dealing with some health issues, but it is made a little easier when I come across local products that add a touch of yum to our lives along with a dose of nutrition. Say hello to Feel Good Syrup, made in St. Albert, AB. They were kind enough to send us a bottle of Feel Good Syrup for free to check out. Thank you! I can’t remember the last time I had gourmet syrup.
Feel Good Syrup, literally
This is the kind of product that doesn’t usually fall on our radar, but we’re very happy it did. Feel Good Syrup tastes rich, sweet, fruity. The kind of thing kids will fight over. It comes in a 500ml bottle that is easy to use, and most importantly, it’s easy to pour and it doesn’t get all over the place.
Feel Good Syrup is made with Elderberries! If you somehow haven’t had those, Elderberries are a flowering plant named ‘Sambucus’, and are a super high source of Vitamin C that is also rich in Vitamins A and B-6 and Iron. They’re deep with flavour and super healthy for you. Elderberries have been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine, and some people believe consuming them can actually help fight off the flu or help things such as sore throats or sinus congestion. Eating only 100 grams of elderberries will provide you with a whopping 47% of your daily vitamin C requirement.
Make sure you cook them first! Raw elderberries, their leaves, twigs, branches and seeds are actually poisonous if you consume them without cooking them first. The elderberries used in Feel Good Syrup are of course safe to eat! Encouraged in fact, it’s delicious.
Here’s what 100 grams of blueberries looks like. It’s basically just a heaping handful. Berries are such a good food to eat, it’s too bad they’re so expensive here.
There’s a long history of homeopathic use of elderberries in treating wounds, colds, constipation, reducing swelling and more. I had no idea, I just knew they tasted great!
It’s cold and flu season so I decided to use some of my Feel Good Syrup to make smoothie popsicles to have on hand for sore throats. They’re quick, delicious, and packed with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. Mini thinks she’s getting away with a treat for breakfast and I get to be super mom.
Want to make your own? Any kind of fruit juice will work!
I’ve also used it to add to cocktails, made berry sorbet, added to tea, and baked it into dessert loaves! The ingredient list of Feel Good Syrup is simple, with nothing you can’t pronounce: Organic Elderberry, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves, Local Raw Honey, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Lemon Juice, Citric Acid, water.
Whether you use it to soothe your cold or boost the flavour in your favorite treats, this local, small batch, craft syrup won’t let you down.
This is one of those treats that the kids really love but they aren’t too concerned that it’s mostly good for them. Haha healthy trolled!
About Feel Good Syrup
This is Catalina (on the right). She is the driving force behind Feel Good Syrup, and has been at it since 2012. She started off brewing this stuff for herself and some friends, and things took off organically from there. This isn’t something made by a factory in China. Feel Good Syrup is produced by hand by with care in small batches.
My mission is to offer a delicious, versatile, freshly brewed elderberry syrup in a family size bottle at an affordable price. Using only REAL ingredients that are chock full of goodness!
Where to find Feel Good Syrup in Calgary
You can find it in Calgary at Amaranth 4th Street Market, or it’s available by delivery on SPUD! In Edmonton it’s more widely available, on the shelves of 9 different retailers, as well as other locations throughout the province. See their website for the full list.
Their site: https://www.feelgoodsyrup.com