- Pack of two, 2.8-pound jars (total of 5.6-pounds)
- Has a fine, moist texture, a high molasses content
- Retains much of the flavor of the cane
Refined Sugar!! Molasses!! Carnauba Wax!! Save Your Money, Honey!!
As far as the flavor and texture, which previous reviewers found so remarkable – to me it tastes exactly like dark brown sugar from the supermarket, and has a similar texture, but with a burned-molasses aftertaste that stayed with me for hours, even after I ate an apple to try and get rid of it – that’s the “strong,lingering flavor” that the description mentions, I guess. Actually, when you think about it, that’s what sugar cane grown in volcanic ash WOULD taste like. Also I got the same “cattle prod to the brain” – type jolt from this stuff that I used to get from refined white or brown sugar, which I no longer eat.
So since I’m going to immediately give this away to friends who still eat refined sugar, I can’t speak to how this would work in barbecue or brownies or any of the other things mentioned in the other reviews. I was going to try some of it in coffee, just to be fair, and to see if the aftertaste problem was less intense that way, however I can’t re-open the jar! It was almost impossible to open the first time – I had to bang the edge of the lid on the countertop multiple times and then run hot water over it – but I thought it would be easier to open after that, since I didn’t tighten the lid down hard when I replaced it. I don’t usually have problems opening jars, so I don’t know, maybe it’s made this way on purpose to keep the contents fresh or something. If I were going to keep this for myself, the only way I could get it open at this point would be to slice into the plastic container with a serrated bread knife – not the safest way to open a jar.
The two 2.8 lb. jars were $28.00, I think, and thank Heaven I got free shipping, however I could have gotten an equivalent amount of dark brown sugar at the grocery store for less than $10.00, if that’s what I had wanted. So I hate to go against some of the other really quite lyrical reviews of this stuff, but to me it’s just incredibly expensive, funny-tasting, impossible-to-open brown sugar.
Best sugar ever!
Much Better Than “Brown Sugar”
This is one of the main ingredients in my rib rub and barbecue sauce. The most common response to my ribs is, “These are the best ribs I ever tasted!”
Use it in other cooking as a direct replacement in recipes.
EXCELLENT for taste and flavor
Worlds’ best brown sugar
Outstanding Dark Brown Sugar
I also tried it in a chocolate chip cookie recipe which provided a moist tender, can’t put your finger on it and not overly sweet taste.
My daughter did not care for the flavor in the flan she indicated it tasted like syrup.
I’d say it is somewhat of an acquired taste and a little pricey for sugar. But, well worth it!
Best sugar ever!
hubby loves it
Hubby likes it in his coffee. And it works great in baked goods, making them very rich and decadent even when using only 2/3 – 3/4 of the sugar a recipe calls for.
This packaging was a better value when I went to reorder, so we got it. It’s just as good.
Another one I constantly use is the brand called EL MAESTRO and I usually buy it on ebay. It has a pure, strong molasses taste much that I absolutely love. I believe its imported from the Philippines where they specialize in that. Don’t get me wrong, both El Maestro and India Tree are amazing products!!
But yeah, you can’t compare muscovado sugar to any other sugars out there. Perfect with any recipe, especially coffee and tea… and marinating meats!