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When I buy syrup, I usually buy Tate & Lyle Golden Syrup, however as I just wanted this for baking flapjacks, I opted for this one by Silver Spoon. I had never seen this one before so I thought it was worth a try. A bottle containing 680g of the syrup cost me £1.20 from Sainsburys a few weeks ago.
--- The Bottle ---
The syrup comes in a slightly triangular shaped bottle that is wider at the base than at the top. At the base it is 9cm x 5cm x 18cm in size. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black flip cap on the top, which makes dispensing it simple as it can be squirted out. On the front and rear there are two labels that have a colourless background. The front has the Silver Spoon logo and the name of the product. On the rear, it contains all of the relevant information about the product.
--- The Syrup ---
The first I noticed about this syrup when I was using it was that it is much thicker than other brand of syrup that I have used. If you want to use a considerable amount of it, i.e. in flapjacks, then it is worth taking the lid off as it takes a while to get a reasonable amount out. This is not a major problem when cooking with it as heat makes it a lot more runny, but when I have had it on toast, the thicker nature has made it harder to evenly spread.
The taste of this syrup is not too different from Lyle's Syrup as it is lovely and sweet. It is hard to distinguish any other flavours but as part of flapjack or on toast, it makes them taste very nice. I have so far used this in 3 lots of flapjack and on quite bit of toast and have found that I still have about a third of it left. I have found that it lasts really well and is easy to get most out of the bottle as it can be tipped upside down to get the syrup to run into the lid.
--- Healthiness ---
The labels don't actually contain any information on the nutritional values or the ingredients that can be found in this syrup. As syrup is derived from sugar, I can assume it is going to be quite high in sugar.
--- The Verdict ---
There not too much that can be said about this as I find that it has a sweet flavour and has many uses in the kitchen. I do find that for me it is a bit too thick to be easily used as it is hard to squeeze through the squirty cap effectively. I am therefore only going to give it 4/5 as it is a good syrup, but it's too viscous for me.
I have only ever seen this in Sainsbury's, however as it is from a good brand like Silver Spoon, I assume it will be available in other supermarkets.
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