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Looking for Lyle's Golden Syrup

Will S. Sep 13, 2009 09:03 AM

I think this basically explains itself. I am looking to make a treacle tart, but of course this can't be sans treacle. I have called up a few places in the Boston area but in truth I have no idea where I would find it to do this effectively. Any suggestions? Also, if it is in fact impossible to find it in Boston, advice would be appreciated about ordering it online. Thanks.

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  1. Allstonian RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 09:17 AM

    Check the UK goods in any Star/Shaw's or Stop & Shop. Russo's in Watertown also always has it, though it can be tricky to find (it's currently on the shelves under fruit displays, at the very front of the store facing the cashiers, near chocolate bars.)

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      BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Allstonian Sep 13, 2009 01:23 PM

      Specifically, it is on the lowest shelf under the peaches facing the express lane, as of this afternoon.

      If you have any other reason to go to Russo's, it's worth buying your Lyle's there, as it's consistently cheaper there than I've seen it anywhere else.

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      Desineguy RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 09:19 AM

      I usually buy Lyle's at either Stop & Shop or Shaw's. It used to be in the international aisle with British foods, but have seen it lately in the sugar aisle near honey. The plastic bottles are all I buy now, but if you search some places still carry cans of golden syrup.

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        skippy66 RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 10:14 AM

        Last time I got it, I got it at Roche Bros. I think it was near the molasses on the regular grocery shelves.

        1. chickendhansak RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 10:27 AM

          Yes, Shaw's in Porter Square. Also British Delights on Power Road in Weston.

          1. hotoynoodle RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 12:28 PM

            shaw's has an around-the-world aisle (or some such nonsense name) and have seen lyle's there, even at my eastie location.

            1. LindaWhit RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 12:47 PM

              Definitely check either above the honey in the baking aisle or in the "International" aisles of a larger Stop & Shop or Shaw's. I don't think they have the squeezable bottles, but have them in small green, black and white tins.

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                chickendhansak RE: LindaWhit Sep 13, 2009 02:03 PM

                Those squeezy bottles are sacrelige, if surprisingly convenient. Tins FTW.

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                  LindaWhit RE: chickendhansak Sep 13, 2009 02:53 PM

                  Well, to my defense, I ordered two squeezy bottles of Golden Syrup from an Aussie online site a LONG time ago, before it was ever carried in stores near me. They weren't carrying the tins, IIRC.

                  Why are they sacrilege?

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                    chickendhansak RE: LindaWhit Sep 14, 2009 07:07 AM

                    Just because they're traditional and the squeezy bottles are new (or perhaps made for the export-only market, I don't know). But part of the experience has always been watching it drizzle off a knife that you use after prising the stuck lid open, something you don't get with those well designed bottles.

                    Chow tip -- try GS on pancakes (crepe-style) for 1970s perfection.

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                      LindaWhit RE: chickendhansak Sep 14, 2009 07:28 AM

                      I specifically bought it to make ANZAC biscuits, but have used it in place of honey or molasses in savory cooking as well.

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                    davis_sq_pro RE: chickendhansak Sep 13, 2009 06:08 PM

                    Last time I bought a tin I swear I tasted a bit of a metallic flavor. So I switched to the squeeze bottles... Either way, the stuff is addictive and amazing. It is to sweet what Sriracha is to spicy.

                    Try making a pecan pie with it sometime. It leaves corn syrup far, far behind.

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                      gansu girl RE: davis_sq_pro Sep 13, 2009 06:12 PM

                      pecan pie was what I first used Lyle's for - and I agree with you!


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                  Will S. RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 01:52 PM

                  Thanks everyone. I guess I will have to check myself since I actually had called the Shaw's and also the Stop and Shop near me and both denied carrying the product. I suppose in their defense not many people call them asking for it.

                  1. trufflehound RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 02:18 PM

                    I'm looking for it too. Last I checked it was in my kitchen baking cabinet. Seriusly though. I got it at S and S South Bay, some time ago. You need to look where there is a large UK population.

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                      missbidon RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 03:00 PM

                      I got it at WF in Bedford, in the baking aisle. Should be available in all of the them.

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                        gansu girl RE: missbidon Sep 13, 2009 06:03 PM

                        Yes, WFM at Fresh Pond in Cambridge almost always has it. I use it more during the holidays and always find it there. And if you call, the uber-nice WFM people will be happy to tell you if it's there now!


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                        robertlf RE: Will S. Sep 13, 2009 08:29 PM

                        Try British Delights in Westford. Many other places carry it.


                        1. okra RE: Will S. Sep 14, 2009 10:04 AM

                          try Marty's in Newton.

                          Marty's Liquors
                          675 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458

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                            Velda Mae RE: okra Sep 14, 2009 10:34 AM

                            I saw it in Marty's last week. It's on the bottom shelf of the rack with honeys and maple syrups.

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