Sorry about the clickbait title, here’s a conversation I had with the little nan:
7yo: We had pancakes in school and I liked their maple syrup. It didn’t have that horrible aftertaste
Me: It was probably golden syrup. It tastes more like plain sugar than, mmmm, ’like you’ve been licking a tree’.
7yo: Yeah, who likes that?!
Me: Haha. Canadians!!
7yo: *puzzled look* They like to lick trees!! Weird.
Me: (after I’d composed myself) No, they like maple syrup.
7yo: Oh. That makes more sense.