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.