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Most of us may be absolutely confused but intrigued at the same time by the headline An ‘Edible’ Australian Symbol. However, it is possible and even essential for any country over the world just because of a nation’s creativeness and resourcefulness. It means that we as a part of a particular motherland discover and give a name to animated or unanimated objects taking into account of geographical position and natural diversity, cultural heritage and historical events. That’s why our world is polysemantic, multifaceted and versatile in all social aspects, categories and spheres. Nonetheless, each of global country is unique due to its set of incomparable national symbols.

If we just take a glance or have a glimpse of English-speaking countries we will be attracted with their inimitable emblematic findings, discoveries and works, ‘edible symbols’ such as in the USA it is an Edson and Aztecs’ peanut butter mania, in Canada it is a maple syrup which has an ancient technology of processing and many legends of its origin, in the UK people abide by a tea ceremony with different brownies and finally, the New Zealanders’ preferences are a kumara and pavlova. Whereas Australia consumes in a great quantity of a Sally lun or ANZAC biscuits and a ‘treacle-like’ golden syrup. The following amber-coloured sugar syrup with a similar appearance to honey is used in a variety of baking recipes, desserts. At first it was produced by Charles Eastick in 1883 but marketed commercially in 1885 as ‘golden syrup’. However, the name ‘golden syrup’ (in honour of its colour and consistency) in connection with molasses occurs with a slogan ‘Out of the strong came forth sweetness’ as early as 1840 in an Adelaide newspaper, the South Australia. It is interesting to know that the slogan was a reference to the Biblical story in chapter 14 of the Book of Judges in which Samson was travelling to the land of the Philistines in quest of a wife. During the journey he killed a lion, and when he passed the same spot on his return he noticed that a swarm of bees had formed a comb of honey in the carcass. Presently, you can see at any stores a tin of this syrup bearing a picture of the rotting carcass of a lion with a swarm of bees in commemoration of the legend. Surprisingly but there is a certainty that the golden Australian syrup was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1911.