Image by Sifu Renka via FlickrMaple flavored anything.
Me and a friend are maple freaks. Maple bars, maple syrup, maple walnut ice cream. Absolutely love it.
I asked my friend, Would maple syrup work as a standalone? In other words, could he drink just a small glass of maple syrup, especially since he claimed to 'love it so much'?
No, he said.
"It's good as a garnish, not as a standalone."
Furthermore, he said, "Although gravy is good for mashed potatoes, you probably wouldn't want to drink it."
I disagreed. "If it's so great it should also be great as a standalone."
"It's not even tolerable as a standalone."
I wondered about honey.
"Same thing" he said.
I closed my eyes. "Honey being licked off the chest of a good looking lady. Mmm."
"Heaven in this case is still a garnish," he opined. "But it's likely the one time you wouldn't get sick of eating it."
"What about bears?" I asked. "Don't they get entire meals from honey?"
"Bears regard honey as a dangerous snack."
Maple syrup AND honey dripping down the breasts of a good looking woman...
I described my fantasy.
"Can't beat that," he said, clearly salivating. "Prolonged eating."