Pressure can build up in the tin in the space between Lyle's Golden Syrup / Lyle's Black Treacle and the lid over time, therefore it is not advisable to use products if they are past their best before date.

The syrup is still fine to use - to remove the crystals stand the open tin in a pan of hot water and keep stirring until crystals dissolve. It is not advisable to use products if they are past their best before date.

The easiest way is to use a tablespoon. 1 tablespoon = 1 oz or 25g. Alternatively put the tin on weighing scales without its lid, note the total weight and spoon out Lyle's Golden Syrup until you have reduced the total weight by the designated amount.

Yes, however there will be a different flavour, consistency and texture to the end results due to the moisture of the syrup and distinct flavour and aroma.

No, they're very different in taste, texture and appearance, but in some parts of the UK, especially in the north of England, some people call golden syrup 'treacle'. Treacle tarts are, in fact, made with golden syrup.

Lyle's Golden Syrup is still the original - nothing else tastes quite like it!

A list of retailers is shown at the bottom of the Lyle's Products page. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each store will have every product.

Please contact Tate & Lyle customer services on 020 7540 1117, or write to quoting your name, business name, business address and telephone number.

None of our Lyle's products contain fish oil or gelatin.

All our products are fine for pregnant women.

We used to sell Lyle's Golden Spread which contained pectin which is a polymer containing galacturonic acid, which may digest to galactose but all our current products are pectin free.

All of our products are suitable for vegetarians. All our products are suitable for vegans except Lyle's Squeezy Syrup Chocolate flavour, which contains skimmed milk powder.

We currently hold Kosher Certification for: Lyle's Golden Syrup, Lyle's Golden Syrup Maple Flavour, Lyle's Black Treacle & Lyle's Squeezy Syrup. The London Beth Din audits our premises and production procedures annually and issues certification on the basis of this audit.