The latest addition to Terra's sweet family!
In terms of taste
Contrary to what one might think, coconut sugar tastes nothing like coconut. In fact, it actually tastes more like dark brown sugar. You can also detect notes of caramel and a hint of molasses.
It's a treat in the kitchen and a great option for sweetening your coffee!
Coconut Sugar in itself
Another interesting fact is that coconut sugar does not come from the actual nut. Its made from the sap of the flowers that grow on coconut palms. That’s why you don’t get that characteristic coconut flavor.
It’s also good to know that coconut palm is never cut down to harvest the sap. Instead, the cultivators climb to the top of the trees to do so. Lots of work goes into creating this delicious sugar! Also, unlike cane sugar, coconut sugar is not grown in monoculture. That is, there are no areas cleared just for that which allow for biodiversity in the plantations.
If you’d like to discover more on the various sugars available out there and weigh the pros and cons, we've written an article to guide you in your search.
What lead us to sourcing Coconut Sugar
In 2012, we started to do extensive research on various sugars and discovered that certain refined white sugars were filtered with black charcoal. A charcoal made of charred animal bones. Upon discovering this, we wanted to source vegan alternatives.
When our trusted cane sugar supplier informed us about this product, we decided to try it out. Passing our taste and quality tests with flying colors, we decided to make coconut sugar apart of our standard offer, along with our Vegan Organic Cane Sugar, 100% Dutch Cocoa Powder and Hot Chocolate.