Syrup, a condiment, is a thick, viscous liquid consisting mainly of a solution of sugar in water, containing a large amount of dissolved sugar but with little tendency to crystallize. It has a consistency similar to honey. The viscosity comes from the multiple hydrogen bonds between the dissolved sugars, which have many hydroxyl groups (OH).
Syrup can be made by dissolving the sugar in water or by conducting a reduction of naturally sweetened juices such as sugar cane sap, sorghum sap, maple sap, or agave nectar. Corn syrup is made from corn starch by an enzymatic process that converts it into sugar.