pine bud syrup vs. pine cone syrup?

I'm intrigued by a recipe I saw recently on The Splendid Table website, so I went looking for pine bud syrup online. I found it, but also found a pine cone syrup, which is slightly cheaper. The description on how they are both made is identical, so now I'm just confused (a familiar state, I'm afraid). Does anyone know the difference, and if there isn't one, why wouldn't I buy the cheaper product?

  • Posted by: Diana B
  • December 1, 2013
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Diana B. December 2, 2013
Thanks, Trena - I did find that earlier discussion, which just fueled my interest in buying some of this pricy condiment, but wasn't sure why the same company would be making a product with slightly different names and different prices for the same quantity, but identical descriptions.
 
Trena H. December 1, 2013
Diana - Here's a great discussion from an earlier Food 52 post about this very product. Here's the link http://food52.com/hotline/5691-does-anybody-have-any-great-ideas-for-using-mugolio-italian-pine-cone-bud-syrup
 
Trena H. December 1, 2013
I'd go with the less expensive bottle. The term buds and cones are most likely being used to describe the same thing. Sounds delicious!
 
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