17. Pancake syrup
Pancakes with real maple syrup are delicious. Pancakes with pancake syrup are decidedly less tasty. The difference is that real maple syrup is, as the name implies, made from real maple sap, whereas pancake syrup is usually just corn syrup with some maple flavoring and caramel coloring — three heavily processed ingredients that can never add up to the wonderful flavor of the real thing. Plus, pancake syrup is typically derived from GMO corn, and there’s lots of anecdotal evidence to suggest that caramel coloring is especially bad for you.