treacle

Pronunciation: [TREE-kuhl]

A term used mainly in Great Britain for the syrupy by-product created during sugar refining. There are two types: dark treacle—which is very much like molasses and which has a somewhat bitter taste, and light treacle, which contains fewer impurities than the dark variety, has a lighter flavor and is also called golden syrup.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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