Treacle, also known as molasses, is any uncrystallized syrup byproduct of the sugar refinement process, produced either by biological or mechanical means. Treacle is used in cooking to add flavour and as a sweetner or as a condiment.

Treacle comes in a number of forms, including the pale syrup known as golden syrup and the darker syrup known as dark or black treacle. Black treacle has a distinctively strong, bitter flavour, and is possessed of a richer colour than its "golden" cousin, yet not as dark as molasses. Golden syrup is the main sweetener in treacle tart, a favourite desert of Harry Potter[1].


Treacle is the main ingredient in a number of dishes, including Treacle Tarts and Treacle fudge.


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