Brown Sugar Cubes - Historic Sweet Treats - True Treats Historic Candy

Old Time Brown Sugar Chunks


Sugar chunks in the size and style of the 18th century when chunks were broken off a cone. 4 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

Brown sugar is essentially processed cane sugar with remnants of molasses, the dregs of sugar cane production, still in it.  Cane sugar was a primary reason for enslavement in the Americas- abolitionists boycotted it in the hopes of devastating the economic value of sugar cane and with it the value of enslaving workers. In the 1700s, enslaved African Americans (when possible) and those with limited means used brown sugar which was seen as a lesser grade. By the late 1800s, brown sugar (and molasses) started being seen as distinguished and healthy.

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