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My sugar smells funny?

I bought some billingtons light brown soft sugar today from the supermarket, but when I opened it it smells really like smoky like smokey bacon or something like that. I used it thinking it was ok but now I m not so sure I should have done. Should I have tossed it?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    That is molasses you smell. You can buy pancake syrup that is blackstrap molasses. or just molasses and taste it. That is the flavor of it. Demerra brown sugar just has a different flavor of molasses. I kind of like that over regular brown sugar.

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  • 9 months ago

    Brown sugar is made with sugar and molasses. Molasses can smell smokey.

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  • 9 months ago

    i wouldve tossed it if it smelled funny

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  • Justin
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Light brown sugar is exposed to heat to evaporate the cane juice, leaving behind the molasses. The molasses usually has a strong scent, which can even soak up some of the residual smoke from the heating process. It isn't unusual to smell a 'smokey' scent, especially if you are not used to eating sugar with the molasses still in it. Molasses can pick up all kinds of strange scents which get concentrated by the heating process, originating both from the growing sugar cane environment and the heating method itself. It is part of its 'charm.' I doubt any aspect of it is dangerous, though if you are eating molasses often, you should be aware that it has been known to pick up large quantities of vitamins and minerals including iron, but also tends to absorb some of the chemicals used in the extraction process, if it is chemically extracted rather than only using natural heating methods.

    The company who sells it can probably tell you which method is used, if you have any ongoing concerns.

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  • Jahal
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    You could ask for a refund or an exchange

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Brown sugar does have a scent. It's quite normal. Sugar does not 'go off'. In fact it lasts indefinitely.

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