― I never had shagbark syrup until my friends at Fooducopia sent me a bottle of it, made by a company called Mystic H. It looks like maple syrup, but the flavor is from molasses and hickory bark syrup. ∙ My first thought was to use it in a savory application, like maybe brushed on grilled meat, or mixed into a barbecue sauce. ∙ That would be great ... but it's not what I did. ∙ Instead, I used it in a vinaigrette that I used on endive. The sweetness of the syrup balanced the [...].