Here’s another hard-to-find, yet essential product for which there’s no real substitute: Lyon’s Black Treacle. Like their Golden Syrup, you’ll find this iconic tin in many British households, especially if they like to bake. Yet in Germany, it’s very thin on the ground. But search no more, Dalriata has you covered!
What Is Lyle’s Black Treacle?
Lyle’s Black Treacle is a thick mixture of sugar syrup and cane molasses, known for its distinct dark colour and rich, bittersweet flavor. This iconic treacle has been a common sight in British kitchens for over a century, and its famous and beloved old-timey packaging is instantly recognisable. Having said that, we do wonder how many people really understand what is depicted on the tin. It’s a reference to a story in the Bible, in which Samson comes across a beehive built in the rotting carcass of a lion he had previously killed!
Certainly an unusual choice of subject for the packaging of a food product, but one that has endured unchanged for 140 years. In fact, it’s been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest surviving branding.
What is Lyle’s Black Treacle used for?
Lyle’s Black Treacle is a versatile product that can be used in various culinary applications. Here are some common uses:
- Baking: Lyle’s Black Treacle’s distinctive bitter-sweet flavour brings a beautiful richness to sweet desserts such as Christmas pudding, parkin, treacle toffee and gingerbread.
- Sauces and Marinades: In savoury cooking, it can be incorporated into sauces, marinades, or dressings to add a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor.
Lyle’s Black Treacle is an essential addition to any good food cupboard, so add some to your order today!