Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn

Co-founders of Hang Fire

Maple Ambassador


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


After a long trip traveling the US, Sam and Shauna fell in love with American BBQ and Louisiana cooking. When they returned home they started Hang Fire BBQ, a street food venture that popped up all over the UK at various events and food festivals and Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, a bustling restaurant in Barry, Wales. They have also 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 and are the first 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.

The Science Behind Maple

Researchers are learning about the natural composition of maple syrup and its potential benefits to human health. Find out what they know.