There’s only one REAL way to know – weigh it and see – so I did that! I used Silver Spoon Golden Syrup from a squeezable 1 litre bottle.
I wanted to know the weight of 1 tablespoon of Golden Syrup, so I could make flapjacks more easily by squirting it from a squeezy bottle into the mixing bowl. I tried googling, of course, but you get so many varied answers that it comes down to one of those times in your life when you simply have to seize the day and weigh it for yourself. So I did just that.
I’ve got digital scales that measure in increments of 2 grams at a time – that’s going to have to be “close enough” and, for this to work, it is good enough. I keep my digital scales inside a plastic sandwich bag, to keep them clean – it’s easier to change a bag if I ever do have a spillage.
I’ve got a set of spoon measures, but to make the bowl of the 1 tablespoon measure flat I needed to prop it up a little bit, so I folded a piece of paper over to create a support.
Then I could squeeze the golden syrup into the tablespoon measure until I thought it was about to spill over… easy does it! As you’ll know, golden syrup, being a thick pouring liquid does have a slight “dome” to its top, so you have to go a little slowly towards the end…. and here it is!
This is Silver Spoon Golden Syrup and weighs 20 grams for 1 tablespoon. I stopped at 18 grams, but, if I had squeezed a little more into the bowl, the scales would have stopped at 20 grams. I just didn’t want to clear up the mess I’d have made! I think you can see that tiny bit of unfilled space that maybe …. somebody else could’ve squeezed another 2 grams of syrup into 🙂
In short, 20 grams seems to be the right answer.
And now you’ve seen proof and the evidence, you can make your choices yourself!