Golden syrup is a yummy, sweet syrup of the treacle variety, popular in England and throughout the British Commonwealth, it can be replaced with a light corn syrup which will have a more subtle effect. Always use a hot spoon to measure out sweet syrups and honey, or most of it will stick to the spoon. Then it will stick to the kitchen bench. Then you. This is the real reason most of these puddings are known as sticky puddings.