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Is Lyle’s Golden Syrup Vegan?

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Is Lyle’s Golden Syrup Vegan?

The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular, whether that’s for health reasons, personal preference, or to protect our planet’s glorious wildlife and animals – but it can be hard to know what food or ingredients are suitable for vegans.

In this article, discover whether Lyle’s Golden Syrup is vegan and share the story of our iconic brand.

Let’s get technical for a second; golden syrup is an inverted sugar syrup that’s made during the process of refining sugar cane to create sugar.

Essentially, when sugar cane is broken down to create sugar, it also creates a thick and sweet golden-coloured syrup that has a similar texture to treacle – this is the silky-smooth golden syrup we all know and love today!

The short answer is yes, Lyle’s Golden Syrup is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Our syrup is made from completely natural ingredients and doesn’t contain any animal products – it’s also a great alternative to honey!

Our golden syrup doesn’t contain any nasties like artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and we also hold a Kosher and Halal certification. What’s more, our golden syrup is also:

• Free from fat and cholesterol

• Nut-free

• Gluten-free

• Milk-free

In fact, all our Lyle’s products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans – apart from Lyle’s Chocolate Flavoured Dessert Syrup, which contains skimmed milk powder.

Our story dates all the way back to 1881 when our founding father, Abram Lyle, built a sugar refinery by the River Thames in East London (still there to this day) and discovered that the process of refining sugar created a luscious golden syrup. He started selling it to local grocers in London and it continued to grow in popularity and become the kitchen cupboard staple it is today.

Our classic golden syrup tins still adorn the same authentic packaging and branding that Abram Lyle created – in fact, we were awarded a Guinness World Record in 2007 for the world’s oldest, unchanged brand packaging!

Now you know that Lyle’s Golden Syrup is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, take a look at our selection of scrumptious, golden syrup-infused vegan recipes.

The earthy and nutty flavours of tahini and the delicious sweetness of Lyle’s Golden Syrup and chocolate in these cookies make them irresistible!

This simple recipe allows you to re-create this classic French dessert in just four simple steps.

These delectable mini carrot cakes make the perfect snack to go with a cup of tea – with plant-based milk, of course!

This traditional German cake is perfect for any social gathering, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the gorgeous flavours of Autumn.

Make your own vegan cream tea with these gorgeous, zesty vegan scones.

This vegan lemon drizzle cake truly celebrates the sharp citrus flavours of lemons, oranges and clementines.

This quick and easy recipe yields a delicious traybake that combines the textures and flavours of a cake bar and a blondie.

Be sure to pick up some Lyle’s Golden Syrup before you start making your delicious vegan feast.

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