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Nov 4, 2008 03:30 AM

Where to find Golden Syrup in Mtl?

I've been looking for that stuff all over the place and can't find it!

From what I've heard it comes in a tin and the texture is somewhere between maple syrup and molasses. Like thick honey, but with a taste much different because it's made from sugar cane.

I hope you can help me!

Amateur baker

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  1. For Lyle's Golden Syrup, try calling Hogg Hardware in Westmount. They have a selection of British import groceries near the front cash, and I'm pretty sure I've seen Lyle's there.

    Hogg Hardware
    4833 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC
    Telephone : 514-934-4644

    If you have a car, Bramble House in Pointe-Claire has a big British grocery section:

    Bramble House 57 Donegani Avenue, Pointe-Claire (514) 630-6363

    Further afield, there are also British-grocery places in Hudson and Knowlton, let me know if you want the details.

    Finally, call me crazy, but I have a vague recollection of having seen Lyle's Golden Syrup at Loblaws, so you may even want to check there.

    BTW - this is what you're looking for:
    - in the picture, I'm pretty sure it's the stuff in the green can/jar

    Good luck!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Thanks a lot! This is exactly what I'm looking for. I'll check it out at Hogg Hardware and Loblaws (who knows?)

    2. You may well find it at either 5 Saisons or Vieille Europe as well.

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      1. re: bomobob

        Thanks! I hadn't thought of Vieille Europe, and it's close to where I live.

        1. re: Jasminecuisine

          I saw some yesterday at la Vielle Europe (about 4 jars left). They also usually stock Lyles black treacle which is more like molasses (none left), which comes in a red tin.

      2. You can also buy it at Laurier Gourmet. It's located with the preserves, honey, etc.

        1. It's not Montreal, but England Hill in Knowlton has it as well. Being from the UK, we always used it on pancakes/crepes together with butter and lemon juice. Corn syrup is definitely not a substitute nor is maple syrup. Another fave place to use it is on a steamed suet pudding - haven't had one of those in years! My arteries are probably thanking me for that, though!


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          1. re: pyropaul99

            I also craved a steamed pudding last winter and made Nigella's recipe (in How to be a Domestic Goddess) which uses about 250mls of golden syrup mixed with lemon juice. Fantastic artery clogging stuff, but once a year it should be allowed though!
            We also used to drizzle golden syrup over baked apples...

            From a fellow pudding nostalgic Brit.

          2. I picked up a jar about a year ago and as far as memory serves (which some days isn't very far at all, sadly), I'm pretty sure I picked it up at La Depense in the Jean Talon Market.