About C&H Granulated Sugar

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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.

Brand: C&H

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?

  • cane sugar

  • 99.95% sucrose

  • 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

Sugar Nutrition Facts

Production Process

  • 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

C&H Sugars | Owned by ASR | Distributed by Domino Foods


  • 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

  • Kosher

  • 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.

Packaging Available

Unboxing Videos

  • 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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