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Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar, 24-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)

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  • Organic Raw Turbinado Sugar
  • Perfect for coffee, tea, beverages and as a crunchy topping
  • A low glycemic sweetener,
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Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice.

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About the Brand

Wholesome Sweeteners brings the very best of nature's sweetness to you and your family every day. Wholesome believes in traditional ways, artisanal products and a very light environmental footprint. After searching the world for the best products, Wholesome has focused on the tropics, where the climate and conditions are just right for growing organic sweeteners. With Fair Trade Certified™ organic and natural sweeteners from Central and South America and Africa, Wholesome is committed to making the world a sweeter place, one spoonful at a time.

Company Overview

  • Founded in 1995 in Sugar Land, Texas, Wholesome Sweeteners supplies the American market the highest quality natural and organic sweeteners from around the world.
  • Wholesome Sweeteners pioneered efforts to bring sugar and honey into the Fair Trade movement and was the first to bring Fair Trade Certified sweeteners to American markets. Wholesome Sweeteners now offers a wide range of Fair Trade Certified, organic and natural sweeteners produced by traditional methods from nature’s best resources.

Fair Trade Certification is a promise that:
  • Farmers’ cooperatives are paid directly (no middlemen).
  • The members receive a fair and reliable set price for their crops.
  • The cooperative has access to loans and additional premiums for community and business development.
  • It’s trade, not aid. Cooperatives decide how the money is invested; the only stipulation is that every member has a vote in how the inves™ent is made.

Social Responsibility
The Fair Trade Certified™ logo represents Wholesome's commi™ent to consumers that a fair premium price is paid to the farmers’ cooperatives that supply Wholesome’s Fair Trade products.

Since initiating the Fair Trade Certified program in 2005, Wholesome Sweeteners has paid more than $800,000 directly to Fair Trade cooperative partners in Costa Rica, Malawi, Mexico and Paraguay. Fair Trade means that farmers can send their kids to school, keep their land, develop the quality of their harvest and build thriving communities.

Beyond the parameters of Fair Trade Certification, Wholesome selects suppliers based on a demonstrated commi™ent to social responsibility and community outreach.

Environmental Responsibility
Wholesome Sweeteners' ethos is shaped by a deep concern for the long-term health of the planet and all of its inhabitants.

The USDA Organic logo is Wholesome's promise that we hold every product to the highest environmental standard. Each product bearing the USDA Organic logo has been grown and milled to USDA Organic standards, without the aid of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or chemicals.

Wholesome uses traditional methods:

  • Fair Trade certification includes a commitment to sustainable agriculture. In recent years, unprecedented acreage has been converted from conventional agriculture to organic cultivation, reducing exposure to pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
  • From the seed stock to harvest, our sugar cane is cultivated and harvested by hand and grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
  • Wholesome’s cane fields are never burned. During the harvest, trimmings are allowed to stay where they fall, decomposing naturally, returning nutrients to the soil, helping protect topsoil and ground water and providing habitat for wildlife.
  • At the small mills in Costa Rica, Malawi and Paraguay, our sweeteners are made simply and the spent sugar cane, called bagasse, is often recycled as fuel to generate electricity for the mill and nearby villages.
  • Deep in Southern Mexico’s jungles, honeybees browse on lush wildflowers without exposure to antibiotics or chemicals.

Product Description

Turbinado's golden crunchy crystals, produced from 100% organically grown sugar cane, are perfect for gourmet coffee, tea, beverages and as a crunchy topping. Made by crushing the freshly-cut cane to squeeze out excess juice, Turbinado is rich in molasses, vitamins and minerals. Cane juice is simply thickened through the evaporation of excess moisture to form a heavy syrup. The syrup is crystallized in a centrifuge, or turbine, to produce the large sparkling golden crystals--hence the name, Turbinado. It is the ultimate topping for cakes, cookies, muffins, crumbles and pies and a wonderful start to the day sprinkled on cereal or fruit. Use as a 1-for-1 replacement for refined white sugar. Organic and kosher certified. Suitable for vegan, vegetarian, halal and plant-based diets. Turbinado is not colored or blended and no animal byproducts are used in its production.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 19.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FL08AG
  • Item model number: 44471
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,646 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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As the name makes clear this is a raw Turbinado sugar.
Dave
12 packs is a lot but I am nearly half way through this order and have no regrets buying in bulk.
Dwight
We use this primarily on our oatmeal and just love the taste.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dave TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 22, 2009
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If you're looking for a well priced raw organic sugar with a good flavor you won't do much better than buying this from Amazon. I really like the flavor of this sugar and while I like some of their Fair Trade sugars a little better (their non-organic Turbinado from Malawi is hard to beat) I've got little kids so I'm trying to stick with organic products when possible.

Someone in a previous review claimed this is bleached. They may be mistaking this for a "brown" sugar (which isn't bleached but it is refined into a white sugar [often using an acid] and then the molasses is added back in). As the name makes clear this is a raw Turbinado sugar. That means it is raw cane that is spun in a low speed centrifuge (i.e. "turbine") just enough to remove most of the cane plant detritus. While this version is raw you can find plenty of Turbinado sugar that has been baked or steamed.

You can use this sugar pretty much anywhere you've been using regular white sugar. If you've got a recipe that calls for bakers sugar then this will probably be too coarse. This won't melt as easily as white sugar: I find that around 375 degrees it caramelizes nicely but at 350 I still get crunchy bits of sugar. I kind of like the crunchy bits but if you don't turn the heat up a notch. If you are putting this in cereal it won't dissipate as easily as plain white sugar but this isn't something that ever bothered me. I like that is has a more interesting flavor than white sugar and that lets me use a little less of it. Anything that helps the waste line is a good thing in my book.

Incidentally if you are shopping around and see something called "Demerara" sugar it's just the English name for sugar made in pretty much the same way as Turbinado sugar (there are text book definitions of these things but most of the sugar makes aren't reading them so don't get too worked up about the name).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. A. Grohs on January 4, 2007
Turbinado's Raw Sugar is the best out of the many other brands I've tried...This product adds a natural sweet taste, especially whith coffee...Not overpowering, just a smooth natural flavor...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Mack on December 2, 2010
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Been purchasing this product for years. I have enjoyed it's dark color and molasses like taste. I opened a new shipment this morning and immediately noticed that the color of the produce has changed. Instead of the usual dark amber color, the sugar is almost blond. Upon tasting it I found that along with the loss of color it has also lost much of it's unique taste. It's almost like using white sugar. I think this will be the LAST order from this supplier for me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Henry's Mom on October 26, 2007
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We love turbinado, and this particularly good mix tastes good in everything. I just wish it came in bulk packaging.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dwight on November 9, 2006
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I make the crunchy shortbread cookies from the recipe on the bag constantly. This is a clean tasting sugar but it won't melt in brownies.

12 packs is a lot but I am nearly half way through this order and have no regrets buying in bulk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Vaughn on January 10, 2007
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As the title states this is a great product for any type of sugar replacement and the Amazon price is Great!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Barr on November 9, 2008
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The title says it all. Adds so-o-o-o much body and flavor to coffee, baking--anything that you'd could possibly need sugar for. Moreover, it's actually nutritious.

I cook for hunters at our deer camp every fall, and last year I took a half dozen pouches of turbinado raw sugar to use while I was there. The hunters were skeptical of the stuff at first, but they were game; they gave it a try. And just raved about how much better their coffee tasted! Even wrote down the name of the product so they could get some when they went home. Those guys were so funny in the mornings, lining up for their coffee and discussing the merits of this sugar as if it were going to revolutionize the universe.

It doesn't dissolve in cold liquids and takes a few seconds of stirring in hot ones. Smells kinda funny when you open the bag, too, but, boy oh boy! This stuff wakes up everything I've used it in. I've been using this sugar for going on two years--and it's been exactly that long since I bought refined sugar. Coincidence? I think not.

And with Amazon Prime, it ships for free. Fantastic product, great price.

Nuff said.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DG on December 13, 2007
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We are really in love with this sugar and the price is good. You quickly get addicted to the slight difference of taste in your coffee.
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