It seems that Lyle’s Golden Syrup has acquired the status of brand stardom since the Guiness Book of Records has officially recognized it as as Britain’s oldest brand !
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As an article in the Daily Mail explains :
The Lyleâ€™s story began in 1883, when Scottish businessman Abram Lyle built a sugar refinery in London.
A by-product of sugar was a treacly syrup, but it was canny Lyle who discovered it could make a tasty spread.
This syrup was poured into wooden casks and sold to his workers and local customers.
Word spread fast and, in a few short months, a tonne a week was being sold.
Wooden casks soon gave way to large Lyleâ€™s Golden Syrup dispensers being displayed on store shelves.
Lyleâ€™s Golden Syrup was first poured into tins in 1885.
Now nearly 1 million tins leave the Plaistow Wharf factory in East London each month.