Are you tired of buying a little jug of maple syrup every time you head to the store? You might be thinking of buying a big, bulk container of wholesale maple syrup instead so it lasts a long time. This approach can work well, especially for families that use maple syrup on a regular basis. However, there are a few tips you'll want to follow when buying maple syrup in bulk quantities.

Know what grade you are getting.

Since you're buying so much of it, you really don't want to buy syrup you don't love. So, take the time to learn about different maple syrup grades, and make sure you'll like the one you're buying a big container of. If you're looking for the classic maple taste, you want to look for amber maple syrup. If you like big, bold flavor, you might want a big container of dark maple syrup. And if you're after something on the other end of the spectrum — quite light — you'll want golden maple syrup. See if the company you're buying from offers taste testing. That's the best way to make sure you love what you're about to purchase.

Find a good place to store it.

Maple syrup is best stored in a cool, dark place. If you have room for a huge container of it in your refrigerator, that is probably best. But if your fridge is too full, you can instead store it in a basement or in the back of a closet that you know stays pretty cool. Every month or two, you can pour some of the maple syrup into a smaller container for everyday use. That way, you don't have to open your large container and make a mess of it too often.

Look for creative maple recipes.

You don't want to reach a point where you're tired of maple syrup but you have a lot left. So, it helps to come up with creative ways to use it from the day your bring it home. Look for maple syrup cookie recipes and candy recipes. Find ways to infuse some of the syrup with other flavors. The more variety you add early on, the more you'll enjoy your big, bulk container of maple syrup.

Buying maple syrup in bulk is a great way to enjoy this product with fewer trips to the store. Follow the tips above for a great experience.