Enjoy a little taste of yesterday today with Lyle's Golden Syrup. Its unmistakable flavour is delicious on porridge and pancakes and great in flapjacks, sticky puddings, cakes and cookies. Lyl's Golden Syrup is surprisingly tasty in savoury dishes too. Golden Syrup was invented in 1883 by Scottish businessman Abram Lyle, when he discovered that a byproduct of the sugar cane refined at his factory in Plaistow, East London, could be made into a delicious spread and sweetener for cooking. First sold to Lyle's employees and local customers in wooden casks, the iconic green and gold tins that Lyle's golden syrup is sold in today were introduced in 1885.