Dark Brown Sugar
Dark Brown Sugar has a rich caramel flavor in addition to the natural sweetening power typical of crystalline sucrose. Sugarcane molasses is added to fine granulated sugar to produce a dark brown sugar ideal for baking.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Dark Brown Sugar is derived mostly from sugarcane and sugar beets through heat extraction. It is then processed with molasses to make the common Dark Brown Sugar that is most used today. It adds unique caramel color and a rich molasses flavor to any recipe. Compared with light brown sugar, Dark Brown Sugar contains more molasses.
Processed sugar was only accessible to the wealthy before the 18th century. The British dominated the sugar industry and were driven to many tropical countries and the Americas where sugarcane plantations became a major overseas commodity, introducing the trade triangle that intensified slave trade.
In 1801, the first European beet sugar factory was established, making domestic production popular and accessible to the masses and inevitably making sugar a household staple.
Today, roughly 70% of sugar is derived from sugar cane in tropical countries and 30% is derived from beets, mainly in Europe and North America.
Brown sugar is an integral part of cinnamon rolls. Rich and sweet brown sugar mixed with cinnamon and butter creates the decadent filling in these delicious pastries.