1. Quebec makes almost 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup, and 90 percent of Canada’s supply.
2. The average cost of Quebec syrup is about $38 per gallon: more expensive than gas, beer, or Red Bull.
3. In the summer of 2012, six million pounds of syrup was stolen from the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve; Sony Pictures is planning to make a movie about the heist.
4. The Reserve’s new warehouse in Laurierville, Que., can handle up to 6,080,000 gallons of syrup, enough to fill 11 Olympic-sized swimming pools.