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Where to find Golden Syrup in Mtl?

Jasminecuisine Nov 4, 2008 03:30 AM

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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    williej Mar 7, 2013 05:23 AM

    What is the difference in taste between golden syrup and corn syrup?

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    1. re: williej
      pyropaul99 Mar 7, 2013 02:38 PM

      Both are similar in composition, being a mixture of fructose and glucose, though golden syrup still has some sucrose (as it's only partially inverted) and has a mild caramel taste, whereas corn syrup is merely sweet. After being here for 20 years, I now prefer maple syrup, but golden syrup is good for cooking (various tarts are better with it).

    2. Ruthie789 Mar 6, 2013 03:56 PM

      Bramblehouse in Pointe Claire, that's were I bought mine.

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        Elsa407 Mar 7, 2013 03:14 PM

        Thank you! I checked it out today cause I was nearby and they have lots!

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        stak Mar 5, 2013 04:32 PM

        I think I've seen it at TA

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          Virgile Mar 5, 2013 05:03 PM

          Yes TA has it. I bought some last month to make treacle tart.

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            Elsa407 Mar 6, 2013 08:37 PM

            Is TA la Tourtière Australienne on Park Avenue?

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              stak Mar 7, 2013 12:49 AM

              Yes, sorry. There is another one opening soon (or already opened?) on Monkland in NDG but not sure if they will carry the grocery products as well.

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          Elsa407 Mar 5, 2013 04:19 PM

          I just called both locations of Brit&Chips and they don't sell it anymore :(

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            kpzoo Mar 5, 2013 04:34 PM

            Wow, this thread is old!

            These days I'd probably try:

            - Hogg Hardware (Westmount)
            - Bramble House (Pointe-Claire)
            - Clarence & Cripps (Hudson)

            Also I'm thinking I *may* have seen it in Loblaws international aisle in NDG, but I could be wrong.

            1. re: kpzoo
              SnackHappy Mar 5, 2013 04:47 PM

              I think I've seen it in Loblaws as well. It's also available at Oscar on the plaza. I think I've seen it at TA. It's pretty easy to find. Gourmet stores should have it.

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            alexthecook Nov 6, 2011 10:29 AM

            Bought some Lyle's at Épicerie Latina yesterday. Corner Esplanade and Saint-Viateur. This place has really upped its game (and accordingly, prices) over the last few years.

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              JayneS May 31, 2011 08:56 PM

              Hi, i just wanted to let you know that Lyle's Golden
              Syrup is available for purchase at the Brit & Chips Restaurant
              At 433 McGill College Street in Old Montreal. You
              May want to phone first, their number is 514-840-1001.

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                Limin Jan 24, 2009 03:54 PM

                I saw it today at the IGA in the Cavendish Mall in Cote Saint-Luc. Lots of it. Two different kinds of Lyle's in fact.

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                  lait cru Nov 13, 2008 07:56 AM

                  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.

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                    pyropaul99 Nov 11, 2008 06:40 AM

                    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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                      english muffin Nov 12, 2008 10:35 AM

                      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. lorie Nov 5, 2008 06:55 AM

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

                      1. bomobob Nov 4, 2008 05:49 AM

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

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                          Jasminecuisine Nov 4, 2008 04:35 PM

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

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                            english muffin Nov 4, 2008 07:31 PM

                            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. kpzoo Nov 4, 2008 03:36 AM

                          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
                            Jasminecuisine Nov 4, 2008 04:34 PM

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

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