Truly, who knew? At the time I was introduced to this syrup, my repertoire for pancakes and waffles included fake maple syrup, and jam. I was a syrup noob. Now, I serve the fake maple for the kids, with their lack of appreciation and tendency to drown their goods, and save the good stuff for the grown ups. And this syrup is so, so good! You really don’t even need to butter your waffle or pancake! Make sure your sauce pan is on the large side to accommodate the reaction when you add the baking soda at the end. It foams like crazy! Also, use unsalted butter so you can control the saltiness. Some butter has more than others. Then add a pinch at the end to taste, to balance out the sweet. Serve it warm, preferably before the foam subsides. It’s going to change your life. It did mine!