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Golden Syrup Disposal

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Golden Syrup Disposal

I have a nearly full 900g tin of Golden Syrup which is well out of date.

The problem I have is how to dispose of it.

As a can it would go in my brown bin where tin cans and bottles go but what about the syrup inside.

If the lid pops off in my bin it will make an awful mess.

I did consider pouring it down the loo and flushing a few times.

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@Strat - Well I'd be inclined to put it down the sink, having sat the can in a bowl of boiling water to thin it, then 'flush' it down the sink using hot water from the bowl. Or, as it's food stuff can't you just let it drain on to your compost heap? If you don't have one the it's the sink option.

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I'll poor it down my throat. as long as it's not mouldy.
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@Strat   Golden Syrup improves with age according to Heston Blumenthal's "In Search of Perfection". Here he analyses a 70 year old glass jar of Tate and Lyle Gold in the lab finding that the "older treacle contained the same flavour compounds as the normal stuff, but each was intensified".

Stick your finger in and try it , if it tastes ok make a treacle tart!!Thumbs_Up

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Stop telling him fibs, just pass it on to me. all will be well Wink
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Apparently it has a long shelf life even after best before date has gone by.

 

I wouldn't pour it down the sink. Even hot it will cool rapidly as soon as it hits the pipe.

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If you have a compost heap..... pour it all over.... then wash the tin out.... with hot soapy water, and put the empty tin on Ebay for a small fortune ! ..

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If it's past its best it'll smell like mole asses.  😉

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Thanks for the suggestions and tips guys

I bought the Golden Syrup at the same time as a box of Oats for breakfasts but I soon discovered that Shredded Wheat was much easier to prepare.

It's likely to go on what passes for a compost heap at the bottom of the garden.

The worms will wonder what has hit them.

Just a thought, what if there's a Hedgehog hibernating in the compost.

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@Strat wrote:

 

Just a thought, what if there's a Hedgehog hibernating in the compost.


It will taste much sweeter when you barbecue it !   especially with all those worms stuck in the spines, covered in  leaves....

 

Hmmm.... sounds like a version of crunchy oatcakesTreacle-Oat-Cookies-tray.jpg

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If I had that I would save it for a walk out the forest just so I could put a circle of syrup around a wood ants nest to see what they make of it.

Ants Christmas come early I would imagine.

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I'd advise you to get rid of it syruptitiously, as you don't want to be had up for fly sticking.Ticked_off

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Just use it, being such heavily concentrated sugar it'll last for as long as the tin (which will rust from the outside in, 'til it leaked out all over the place), use it in tea & coffee instead of spoonfuls of sugar, though it won't need as much per cup... 🙂

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@twocvbloke wrote:

use it in tea & coffee instead of spoonfuls of sugar, though it won't need as much per cup... 🙂


 Great idea, I don't like dumping anything that can be used either.... you are right - it is just liquid sugar

rather than the granulated stuff we are used to  ( but when I have tea or coffee I only use about

a quarter teaspoon of granulated anyway in tea, and none at all in coffee ).

 

here are some recipes for golden syrup... https://www.chowhound.com/post/ideas-golden-syrup-805816?page=2

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@198kHz wrote:

If it's past its best it'll smell like mole asses.  😉


That is the funniest thing I have seen in ages, what a great play on words, still chuckling at it hours later....