Maple syrup provides the sweetness to balance the tart apple cider vinegar. I decided to make Maple Chicaoji Sauce because many people prefer maple syrup to agave syrup.
I use Maple Valley Cooperative maple syrup. You may not be able to detect a flavor difference between maple and agave versions because the goji berries, cacao, and smoky chipotles dominate the flavor and aroma.
Here’s link to the Chicaoji order page.