Samantha & Shauna

Soul food and BBQ restaurateurs

Maple Ambassador


We love cooking with maple and want to show people what a diverse and quality ingredient it is.”


During a food road-trip through the USA, Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn fell in love with American BBQ and Louisiana cooking. When they returned home, they launched Hang Fire BBQ, a street food venture that popped up all over the UK at events and festivals.

Fast forward six years and the duo now run a bustling restaurant, Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, in Barry, Wales. They have scooped a multitude of industry awards including Observer Food Monthly’s Best Restaurant award (2018-19) and BBC Radio 4’s Food & Farming “Best Street Food” award. They are the first British women to have created a best-selling BBQ cookbook.


Using a pure and natural ingredient that goes from subtle to robust is a dream for any cook. From mild and woody to rich and smoky, Canadian maple syrup can enhance savoury ingredients as well as sweet.”

Our maple ambassadors


We are proud to work with a selection of fantastic ambassadors who love maple in all its forms and want to inspire others to use this wonderful ingredient.

Tips and Tricks

You can make your own maple taffy in just seven minutes.

Try our microwave maple taffy recipe. It’s quick and easy!

Maple flakes make a great addition to spice blends.

Season meats, fish, and vegetables with the delicious flavour of maple.

Maple water is for drinking… and cooking, too!

Maple water brings sublime flavour to soups and broths. Use it to poach fish, too.

Hundreds of Delicious Recipes

Maple is a special addition to any recipe, from starters and snacks to sumptuous desserts. Find one that’s perfect for you, your family and friends.