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plain white sugar vs golden sugar

I mistakenly purchased a bag of Dominos 'golden sugar' instead of white sugar.  If you have tried the golden sugar, does it taste the same as the regular white sugar?  Can't decide whether to take it back or not.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar

I've not used it but Googled it and golden sugar is less refined and retains a bit of molasses to give golden color. Somethin else I saw said it can give a hint of a caramel taste, but can be used ss you would white sugar in backing, beverages, etc. It also has the same caloric value and no difference in measuring cup for cup.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar

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I prefer  sugar in the raw ( turbinado cane sugar ) for baking . It makes the best chocolate chip cookies, Gramacery  gingerbread cake and  all kinds of pies.

 My local barbecue restaurant which is  very popular , tops their ribs , chicken and  most everything with the raw sugar mixed with cayenne pepper.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar

It's raw sugar and since the molasses is not refined out of it, anything baked will be moister.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar

Since I do not use sugar for cooking, I have no idea.

 

But I do know to NEVER use it for humming birds.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar


@sarahpanda wrote:

I mistakenly purchased a bag of Dominos 'golden sugar' instead of white sugar.  If you have tried the golden sugar, does it taste the same as the regular white sugar?  Can't decide whether to take it back or not.


@sarahpanda 

 

My husband picked this up also by mistake (he hates to read labels).  I am using it but found it not to be as "sweet" tasting as white sugar.  In looking up the difference between ws and gs, it says gs is less processed than ws.  You can use it just like you would ws.

 

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar


@lovemybichonfrise wrote:

My husband picked this up also by mistake (he hates to read labels).  I am using it but found it not to be as "sweet" tasting as white sugar.  In looking up the difference between ws and gs, it says gs is less processed than ws.  You can use it just like you would ws.

 


Must be related to mine, as long as you reach in the general vicinity for something you're good to go! LOL.

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar

@sarahpanda  I've purchased it a number of times and honestly, to me, the difference is negligible. I don't tend to bake often, so can't speak to that, but wouldn't guess, based on my use of it, that it would make much difference.


In my pantry with my cupcakes...
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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar


@CelticCrafter wrote:

@lovemybichonfrise wrote:

My husband picked this up also by mistake (he hates to read labels).  I am using it but found it not to be as "sweet" tasting as white sugar.  In looking up the difference between ws and gs, it says gs is less processed than ws.  You can use it just like you would ws.

 


Must be related to mine, as long as you reach in the general vicinity for something you're good to go! LOL.


@CelticCrafter 

Exactly!!  Here's another "mistake" he made yesterday.  I likr Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail drink (no sugar added) with dinner and lots of ice.  He came home with a few groceries and the cranberry juice.  Filled our glasses, sat down to eat, took a sip and almost gagged.  It had LIME in it.  I HATE lime anything.  I was going to pour it down the drain but he said he would drink it and he is!  LOL

There was a little green label on the front of the bottle that said LIME he said he didn't notice it. <eyeroll>

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Re: plain white sugar vs golden sugar


@CelticCrafter wrote:

@lovemybichonfrise wrote:

My husband picked this up also by mistake (he hates to read labels).  I am using it but found it not to be as "sweet" tasting as white sugar.  In looking up the difference between ws and gs, it says gs is less processed than ws.  You can use it just like you would ws.

 


Must be related to mine, as long as you reach in the general vicinity for something you're good to go! LOL.


Sometimes I am guilty of just reaching with out reading - I had a craving for mini powdered sugar donuts....I opened up the container, took a bite and they were LEMON!  I had no idea manufacturers made flavored powdered sugar donuts....my husband ate them.  The label clearly read lemon, sigh.