Equinox is a truly Canadian product and it is now available in Western Canada. Equinox Maple Flakes is a traditional sweetener made by using pure maple sap. This sweetener is a healthy sweetener to use in the place of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is high in minerals which help regulate blood sugar. The Weston A. Price foundation has many ideas on how to use this product. Here is a wonderful article on the health properties of maple sugar and some delicious ideas on how to use it.