C&H granulated white sugar has a highly recognizable look - a bright pink packaging with the official Hawaiian flower, the hibiscus, as its symbol. C&H is the most well-known brand of granulated sugar on the West Coast, where it has been sold for more than 100 years.
C&H stands for California and Hawaiian Sugar Company, because their refinery was built in California in 1906 to be devoted entirely to the refining of the Hawaiian cane sugar. The state of Hawaii used to have sugarcane planted in four of their islands, but in 2016 their last cane plantation was closed.
C&H Sugar, has a sister brand, Domino Sugar, that sells essentially the same cane sugar products. Both brands are available to consumers all over the country, but C&H is sold predominantly on the West Coast and Domino, on the East Coast markets.
Ingredient: Cane Sugar
Product of: USA
Type of sugar: granulated sugar, aka table sugar, white sugar, or simply "sugar", which is a refined sugar with crystal sizes from about 0.3 to 0.55mm.
Learn more on a previous post titled What is Granulated Sugar?
The term 'sugar' can cause confusion as it has many definitions, so read this: What Is Sugar?
To compare cane sugars, refer to this blog post: Cane Sugar: Unrefined, Raw & Refined
What Sugar Is It?
Contains 4g of sugar per serving (1 teaspoon)
16 calories per serving (1 teaspoon = 4g)
48 calories per tablespoon
770 calories per cup (about 48 tsp)
4 calories per g
Read all about cane as raw material for this sugar here: Cane vs Beet: A difference?
Learn how refined sugar is produced here: What is Refined Sugar?
C&H sugars are refined in the U.S., from imported raw sugar
Produced at the C&H Sugar Company Refinery, located in Crockett, California.
Owned by: American Sugar Refining (ASR Group)
C&H Sugar has been produced since 1906 and changed hands many times. Since 2005, it has been owned by ASR, an American company
Owned by two cane sugar producers from Florida: Florida Crystals Corp. & Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida; holding 64% and 36% of ASR, respectively
Is the largest producer of refined sugar is the U.S., and claims to be the world’s largest cane sugar refiner
Owns and operates Sugar Mills in the U.S. (all three in Florida), Mexico and Belize; Belize has 6,000 fairtrade-certified cane growers
Owns and operates eleven Sugar Refineries in six countries: in the U.S. (Florida, California, Louisiana, New York, Maryland), Canada, Mexico, England, Italy and Portugal
ASR also owns the following brand names: Domino, Florida Crystals, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Lyle’s cane syrups. All their products and brands are distributed by Domino Foods Inc.
Distributed by: Domino Foods Inc
Is the marketing arm of American Sugar Refining (ASR Group)
Is the largest marketer of refined sugar is the United States
Sells and distributes Domino, C&H, Florida Crystals, Tate & Lyle, and Lyle’s brands
Granulated sugar (sucrose) is the gold standard of sweet taste for three reasons: (1) is the most common sweetener used in home food preparation and cookbooks; (2) is the most versatile type of sweetener of all; and (3) has a familiar clean, pleasant sweetness from start to finish, that hits quickly, without lingering, and has no secondary taste or aftertaste.
Certifications & Special Diets
Non-GMO Project Verified
Not Vegan as C&H Sugar Refinery uses bone char, which is animal-derived natural charcoal used to remove the color and impurities from sugar syrups.
It is an all-purpose sugar, ideal for table use, baking, preserving, canning, and for sweetening beverages
Any sugar, properly stored, which means tightly closed and in a dry place, has an indefinite shelf life as it does not support microbial growth
Use a scale as weighing is, of course, more accurate and faster than measure volume
Choose the metric system (gram and kilogram) for its precision in small amounts
For those who measure, use the dip and sweep method, using proper tools, not utensils
Dip the measuring tool into the sugar package or bin, and sweep of the excess with a knife
1 cup ~ 200 grams ~ 7 ounces
1 packet = 1 teaspoon
1 lb = 2 1/4 cups
2 lb = 4 1/2 cups
4 lb = 9 cups
5 lb = 11 1/2 cups
1 cup honey or corn syrup = 1 1/4 cups C&H Granulated Sugar + 1/4 cup water
Can brown sugar be substituted for granulated sugar in recipes? Yes, an equal substitution of brown sugar for granulated sugar can be done. It mostly depends on your personal taste. Using brown sugar will add a molasses flavor to whatever it is you're making
Can confectioners' sugar be substituted for white sugar? In short, no. Confectioners' sugar has a finer crystal size and contains 3% cornstarch that keeps the sugar soft. Substitutions may result in unsatisfactory results.
For details, please watch below the unboxing video of C&H granulated sugar. The second video is all about the cane sugars sold under the C&H brand.
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