Lyle's Golden Syrup Lovers Are Horrified To Notice 'Dark' Detail On Tin
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Does anyone remember the first time they were introduced to Lyle's Golden Syrup? Whether it was making ginger bread for the first time, gorging on a syrup sandwich (Kendrick Lamar-style) or obsessing over way too many pancakes and waffles, we've all been there.
And if everything around you wasn't sticky afterwards, you simply didn't have enough.
Then it got shoved to the back of the cooking cupboard (because everyone has one) and didn't come out again until the next sweet-toothed craving.
But did anyone ever look at it closely enough to notice a pretty fucking dark tale on the front of the tin? No, because we were too busy trying to get our mitts on it.
Now fans have discovered something about the iconic tin that they never noticed before and it's pretty dark.
We're on about the lion right in the centre. We thought he was sleeping, chilling out, and some people probably didn't even notice it at all.
But The Mirror reported that it turns out he's actually dead. Wow.
The theory was highlighted on Reddit when a user posted: "Did anyone else know that the logo on Lyle's Golden Syrup is an image of a lion carcass being used by bees to make honey?"
Another user added: "This is the most depressing thing I've learnt since I found out that the little piggy who went to market was not going on a shopping trip."
We've no idea what that guy is bringing piggy's into it for.
Someone else said: "I did not know this. That's pretty dark."
And a final comment summed up what we're all thinking: "I didn't need to know this."
And it turns out there's also a Biblical explanation as well.
According to the Mirror, the syrup's creator, Abram Lyle decided to use the Bible's Lion and the Bees story for the tin's packaging.
In the tale, Samson kills a lion with his bare hands...
When he returns to the carcass days later he noticed a swarm of bees had built a hive inside the animal.
So Samson took the honey and gave it to his parents - pretty smart of Samson that. Bet he had a few stings though.
When asked where he got it from, he said: "Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet."
So there you go, you learn something new every day. And now let's all make it our mission to have some syrup-based dinner tonight - just cover up the sad label.