I'm glad you said that Applegum. I was pretty sure they weren't the same thing but was wondering if I had lost the plot.
We had golden syrup dumplings instead of sponge pudding. The dumplings were simmered in a golden syrup mix on the stove. Delicious. I personally like the plain dumplings in the syrup as opposed to the dumplings that also have golden syrup added to them.