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Is Golden Syrup Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Golden syrup is the key that holds rocky roads together and makes waffles complete, but is it vegan?

About golden syrup

Golden Syrup was first sold in 1885 by chemists who discovered that a byproduct of making sugar was a syrup that was typically fed to pigs. Abram Lyle figured that with adjustments, the syrup could be canned and sold to be eaten by humans. These chemists went on to be Tate and Lyle, one of the best known and loved brands in the UK.

What’s it made of?

Golden syrup is the product of mixing sugar with an acid. It is a waste by-product from refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice that has become a sweetener in its own right.

Is golden syrup vegan?

Yes, golden syrup is vegan! Namely, Tate and Lyle’s golden syrup, a relief for those that love the golden stuff. 

Looking for more vegan recommendations for your favourite spreads? Check out our round-up here. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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