I never buy syrup anymore... I don't see any need for it when I can make it yummier and cheaper myself. We LOVE homemade syrup. Maple is of course our favorite, but vanilla is also delicious. Vanilla syrup is a great last minute topping when you're out of regular syrup. Store homemade syrup in the fridge. I found my glass handy-dandy syrup bottles at a thrift store for .75 each. They're salad dressing bottles and have a great pour-top.
1 c. water
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp maple flavoring extract
Mix together and boil about 2 minutes.
1 c. sugar (white or brown or both)
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp real vanilla
Mix sugar and water. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla.