Sweet Treats Candy - White Cane Sugar - True Treats Historic Candy

Cane Sugar, In Traditional Style


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

A Bit of History

Well-to-do European Americans used highly processed cane sugar- whiter and finer. Some even made sugar sculptures, too beautiful to eat. The sugar was created through a process known as the Jamaica train where enslaved workers moved boiling sugar from one vat to the next to keep it from crystallizing. The process was dangerous and difficult, and was later replaced by a complex sugar evaporator made by Norbert Rillieux, an African American engineer from New Orleans.

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