10/11/2012 09:01 am ET

We Love Maple Syrup This Much (PHOTOS)

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Raise your hand if you order breakfast foods based on whether or not you can drown them in maple syrup. Every one here at HuffPost Taste has both their hands raised.Vince Vaughn probably would do the same thing. And the thieves who stole 10 million pounds of the stuff must feel the same way too.

Sure, pancakes, waffles and French toast are good, but without the sweet gift of pure maple syrup they really don't have a lot to offer. And just to be clear, we're not talking about breakfast syrup -- we mean the real thing that was tapped from maple trees and boiled down in sugaring season.

If it isn't clear, we love maple syrup a lot. And we've listed all the reasons in the slideshow below.

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Maple Syrup