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post #16 of 22
I just read an article on powdered sugar and because the cornstarch is not regulated by the FDA, the cheaper brands do pad their sugar with more cornstarch because it is cheaper.

On a little different subject, the Domino's granulated sugar at Sam's is irregular with quite a few coarse, oversized crystals. I use it in sugar work because it is completely liquified and melted, but I would never use it in baking. It is not marked differently in any way from the bags in the grocery store.
post #17 of 22
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i checked the ingredients on both the sams (bakers chef) and dominos. both say sugar and cornstarch. but no exact amounts.
the only difference on packaging is that dominos says on the front 'pure cane sugar' where bakers chef does not.
today at my grandaughters party-we got into a very intense discussion about this.
after i explained what had and has been happening. some people agreed that there is a definate difference between store brands and ones that are marked pure sugar cane, while others said it was just my imagination. ummmm-how can i imagine paste-y taste and texture?? with grey-ish tones.???
and why the heck would i throw away a cake and waste all that money not to mention my time!
i have 2 more cakes to do this month-ill only use pure cane sugar from now on.
for those who store brands work for you-thats great! and i am kinda jealous
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post #18 of 22
My Costco brand is called "US". It's a red, white and blue bag and it says "pure sugar". The ingredients list nothing but sugar. No constarch.
post #19 of 22
I never had a problem with target brand lessors brands though i have
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post #20 of 22
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thanks. i will try the costco brand. i like that it doesnt list cornstarch in the ingredients. and i dont think ive tried the target brand.
so glad i posted this-its very imformative to me.
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post #21 of 22
It can't be pure sugar because it will clump. Even my organic PS contains organic tapioca starch.

And "pure sugar" does not give the type. If it were cane, I believe it would state it. If not stated and it's a store brand, it is probably not cane sugar.

In my earlier post, I should have stated that the FDA does not have any max amounts by law for the addition of cornstarch or any other anti-clumping agent. They also do not require the % to be stated.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by aundrea

thanks. i will try the costco brand. i like that it doesnt list cornstarch in the ingredients. and i dont think ive tried the target brand.
so glad i posted this-its very imformative to me.




I'm wrong!!! Sorry, the ingredients are pure sugar and constarch. It was the gluten free label that I got confused on.

Sorry! Still, I have never had a problem with it. I use it for buttercream and royal icing.
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