This may be obvious to most readers, but it wasn’t to me: When you eat pancakes in most restaurants such as IHOP, the syrup that they bring you is not maple syrup: most of the time, it’s some gross colored syrup made out of corn and artificial colorants. This is the reason why I get honey instead. Ask for real maple syrup one day: you’ll taste the difference right away. It’s also better for you.
Why don’t you always just get maple syrup? The answer is in the photo below.