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Lyles Golden Syrup

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mrsmopp Fri 07-May-21 21:45:12

I loved this syrup as a child. A syrup sandwich was a real treat - it was so sweet. I clearly recall the image on the tin of a dead lion lying there. How strange! The slogan on the tin read “Out of the strong came forth sweetness”, I wonder what that allmeant?

CanadianGran Fri 07-May-21 21:50:19

Oh we loved this on toast! We called it Lion Honey. Good on crepes as well.

EllanVannin Fri 07-May-21 21:50:56

I've got a tin of it in the cupboard and treacle too. I have the syrup on the porridge in winter.
I used to like it on bread as a child, treacle as well.

CanadianGran Fri 07-May-21 21:52:47

And I always thought he was just sleeping... never-mind the swarm of bugs around him!

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 07-May-21 22:03:24

It’s from the Bible? but I’ll need to Google it to make sure

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 07-May-21 22:03:59

Judges 14.14

annsixty Fri 07-May-21 22:08:50

I still have it on porridge like Ellan it is delicious.
I think the bugs are bees!!

sodapop Fri 07-May-21 22:10:08

I loved it on porridge as well and on pancakes

midgey Fri 07-May-21 22:11:14

If you add a thin layer of marmite to the syrup sandwich it just adds a little ‘je ne sais pas’ to the deliciousness!

suziewoozie Fri 07-May-21 22:17:47

Here’s more info

annsixty Fri 07-May-21 22:20:56

Seeing the pancake suggestion reminds me that as a child we had it on the left over Yorkshire puddings.

mrsmopp Fri 07-May-21 22:39:46

I didn’t know it was still available because my corner shop doesn’t have it. I know a tin of syrup lasted for ages and never went ‘off’.

LadyGracie Fri 07-May-21 22:40:15

I love it on crumpets, the butter and syrup soak through, very yummy 😋

Bluebellwould Fri 07-May-21 22:43:50

They do a maple flavour syrup and strawberry syrup. They are to die for and if I eat too much I certainly will.

Puzzler61 Fri 07-May-21 22:47:16

It has the Queen’s Royal Warrant on the label too.
It’s too sweet for me but my DD’s loved it.
It was difficult to keep the lid clean as it was a sort of a flat disc shape and always sticky.

mrsmopp Fri 07-May-21 22:48:55

Not sure I understand the connection with lions and bees but still::::lovely product. And black treacle too, - all those childhood memories, much enjoyed,

Puzzler61 Fri 07-May-21 22:49:21

CanadianGran you have maple syrup - that is delicious on a pecan tart! 😋

MrsAllboys Fri 07-May-21 22:51:22

Loved it growing up. And on hot buttered crumpets! I probably would still but not had it for over 25 years😕

mrsmopp Fri 07-May-21 22:55:13

Susie, just spotted your post, thanks for clearing that up for m!

Shelflife Fri 07-May-21 23:11:56

Golden syrup is easily available, either in the traditional tin or can be bought in a squeezy bottle. Used in cake recipes and delicious on porridge.

geekesse Fri 07-May-21 23:30:55

It’s essential for making good flapjacks, tastes wonderful on crumpets and makes leftover Yorkshire puds into a sweet treat. I wouldn’t be without it.

grannyactivist Fri 07-May-21 23:34:51

Each of my children has a particular favourite when it comes to home baked cakes and my youngest still gets very excited when I bake him a golden syrup loaf cake. It’s really moist and moreish, but very, very sweet.

B9exchange Fri 07-May-21 23:38:30

I recently found a recipe for a golden syrup cake, which I put ginger in. It gets progressively stickier on top, like the McVities ginger cakes, but not as dark. Trouble is it is far too moreish!

Teacheranne Fri 07-May-21 23:59:45


Seeing the pancake suggestion reminds me that as a child we had it on the left over Yorkshire puddings.

So did we! In fact mum had to make Yorkshire puddings especially to have as pudding. She use to put the tin in the oven when dinner was cooked so that it warmed slightly in the remaining heat and the syrup was slightly runny and easy to pour - yummy!

nanna8 Sat 08-May-21 00:37:00

There is a shop near here that sometimes has it but usually you can’t get it in Melbourne. Lovely on porridge, not good for diabetics but, hey, you’ve got to live.