"anyway, brown sugar and maple sugar both sound good to me.."
They both occupy the same dietary niche, but maple sugar tastes sooooo much better. You really should try and pick some up to test. Be careful, though; it's addictive. There should be some good sources in Michigan, where I grew up and also Vermont, to name a couple of major producers of syrus/sugar. Also Canada.
Oops, I just googled it and it's really pricey, like ~$17/pound. :(