Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle English, 13th century
Something overly sweet and artificially heartwarming
A substance of molasses, sugar, and corn syrup used in sweet desserts
Examples of Treacle in a sentence
"I prefer serious, dramatic TV shows over the fluffy, tear-jerking treacle found on most channels."
"I drizzled warm treacle over the cake for a perfect, sweet finish."
Popularity Over Time
Everyone has that one favorite treacle-filled, guilty-pleasure movie. Perhaps it’s one of the dozens of holiday-themed TV films famously released by the Hallmark Channel every year. In 2019, the sentimentally minded network announced 40 (!) original movies for the season — the first of which is slated to air even before Halloween.
Did you Know?
Treacle — the syrup — is made from what remains after sugar is refined. When dissolved, the resulting material contains the minimum of dissolved non-sugars to be removed by treatment with activated carbon. It is most commonly used in the United Kingdom.