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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  • We Love You Maple Syrup

  • The Sun Loves You Too

  • We Love Your Family Roots

  • We Love To Watch You Pour

  • And Pour

  • And Pour

  • You Come From A Scary Place, We Think You're Brave

  • Porridge Is Edible Because Of You

  • We Love You On Waffles

  • And We Love You On French Toast Too

  • Pancakes Would Be Nothing Without You

  • You Always Make A Mess, But We Don't Mind

  • You Make Us Want To Eat Snow

  • We'll Happily Take A Shot Of You

  • You Make Grandma Really Proud

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