I remember being deeply fascinated with these syrup tins when I was a kid. I just used to puzzle over that dead lion on the front of the tin. It’s quite a grisly macabre image, I always thought the lion was dead- and that was a cloud of big bloated blue bottles. As it turned out it was based on some stuff from the Bible. I STILL LIKE SYRUP THOUGH MIN. I RUB IT ON MY FACE DURING THE COLD WINTER MONTHS AND USE IT TO IMPROVE THE TONE OF MY GUITARS. What I write is always true, I’m just that kind of guy-
Here i some pish stolen from Wikipedia.
The tin bears a picture of the rotting carcass of a lion with a swarm of bees, and the slogan "Out of the strong came forth sweetness". This is 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 search 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. Samson later turned this into a riddle at a wedding: "Out of the eater came forth meat and out of the strong came forth sweetness".