Wholesome Sweeteners Fairtrade Organic Sugar is made from certified organic sugar cane grown in South America. The cane juice, rich in molasses, vitamins and minerals, is squeezed from fresh sugar cane, evaporated and crystallised. The result is a blonde-coloured, perfectly sweet natural sugar that will enhance your favourite coffee, tea, cereal or baked goods. Use as a one-for-one replacement for refined white sugar. Wholesome Sweeteners has a strong commitment to sustainable Non-GMO agriculture. In adherence with strict organic standards, the sugar cane fields are green cut and are not burned or treated with herbicides or synthetic fertilisers. This is better for the environment, which ultimately, is better for everyone. This also creates the highest quality, most delicious-tasting unrefined sugar you can find. No chemicals or animal by-products are used to make or decolonise this sugar making it ideal for vegans. The Fairtrade Certified logo is Wholesome Sweeteners’ guarantee that our farming cooperatives are paid directly for the cane they grow and mill. This means that farmers can compete with factory farms, cultivate the quality of their crops, send their kids to school and build thriving communities. Thank you for choosing Wholesome Sweeteners and helping to make the world a sweeter place.
- Certified Organic, non-GMO
- sustainably harvested without chemical fertilizers, antibiotics
- Fairtrade to support farmers and their families around the world
- Gluten-free, vegan and kosher
- Packaging may vary
If what you’re looking for is the most organic sugar for your buck, then you’ll want to look elsewhere. Whole Food’s has bulk organic sugar for around ~$1.60/lb. And by ‘bulk,’ I don’t mean like Sam’s Club or Costco’s. You scoop/pour the sugar into your own jar (tagged and pre-measured at customer service) or a bag there.
If you’re looking to help your fellow man out a little more, than this isn’t too bad once in a while but it’s steep increase at ~$2.80/lb. This is in contrast to the Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Sugar, 16-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12), which is the same exact product but around ~3.56/lb, and at best (with Subscribe/Save) $~3.03/lb.
To be completely fair, there have been arguments made against Fair Trade and whether or not it truly helps the struggling farmers that it markets itself as protecting. I won’t link out to anything specific but you can Google “Fair Trade Debate” and find a good amount of criticism against it.
I like to think that it does help.
But I also won’t pretend that I don’t also get the standard organic sugar in bulk.
I made the decision some time ago not to buy bleached sugar ever again. I was thrilled to find this product: fair trade certified natural sugar at a good price.
I didn’t realize it when I ordered, but this is the same brand and size I could have bought from Costco down the street & it would have been about $8 cheaper. The sugar is really good, though, even in lemonade.
JaunitaBois D Arc, MO
This tastes just like normal sugar. This also dissolves just as rapid as normal sugar. It also looks like normal sugar. The bag can be resealed time and time again after you open it.
If you are corn or gluten intolerant like I am this is the product for you. I am very sensitive and this product has worked out wonderfully. Their brown sugar is also corn and gluten free. Only draw back is the shipping. Try getting the smaller packs or getting Amazon prime if your going to use this regularly. That may save you cause the price for the product is right but the shipping is tough. As with any recommendation any manufacture can change what they do. I hope these guys don’t but I as a responsible corn and gluten victum would say double check with the manufacture about this product before you buy as of Christmas 2010 it was corn and gluten free.
MitzieMc Afee, NJ
This is great sugar. It has a beautiful blonde color and tastes like great sugar. I love that it is organic and fair trade. This is the best price I’ve found so far and the 10 lb bag will last me a long time. It also nice that it comes in a resealable bag too! Happy customer. Will buy again when I run out.