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Are You a Molasses (Treacle) Fan?

I wish my mom had made me swallow a daily tablespoonful of molasses. Instead, she gave me Cod Liver Oil. Oh well, that's life.

Well I like molasses so well, I decided to write about the stuff. I prefer the deep, dark, almost sludgy-looking stuff. You may prefer the lighter variety.

Anyway, there are some interesting tidbits concerning molasses. You may be curious to see the manufacture process.

Both are included in this Quirkyscience article, Cane Syrup, Regular and Blackstrap Molasses .

Please note the demonstration of how to make molasses is shown in a Mom-and-Pop demonstration. Not to knock it, it is, nevertheless, not a large-scale company production video.

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MegL wrote on August 6, 2018, 5:51 PM

We used to get something like that given to us in the winter. It was delightful, I would have eaten it all day. But it was used as a treat to take away the nasty taste of Scott's emulsion (disguised cod liver oil). It had vitamins too and iron probably but much more pleasant to take.

VinceSummers wrote on August 6, 2018, 6:17 PM

Ah! The infamous Cod Liver Oil. Not common these days. Isn't that sad (not!)?

AliCanary wrote on August 18, 2018, 12:15 AM

Oh, so THAT'S what treacle is! We used to make taffy from molasses when I was a kid. Never really used it for anything else. It has a very distinctive taste. It's what is used to make brown sugar, isn't it? I really like brown sugar.

AliCanary wrote on August 18, 2018, 12:16 AM

Well, people do still take fish oil--they just take it in capsules. But it makes REALLY disgusting burps...

VinceSummers wrote on August 18, 2018, 8:04 AM

Yes, you're quite right. And I love brown sugar, but the DARK version much more than the light. It may sound weird, and I rarely do it, but I love to eat two or three tablespoons right from the bottle.