Did you know there's a Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve? There is. Or at least there was.
The theft was discovered during a routine inventory check last week at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where the syrup [was] being held temporarily. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which is responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, initially kept the news quiet, hoping it would help police solve the crime quickly. About 10 million pounds of syrup was stored at the site, at a value of more than $30 million [Canadian].
Quebec produces 70-80% of the world's maple syrup, and the FQMSP (or, if you prefer, the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles due Québec) does indeed store lots and lots of syrup in a central location. It says it does this to stabilize supply in times when syrup is scarce (like now, because the American harvest sucked), and so its inventory "can, therefore, be considered a global strategic reserve."