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    Store brand sugar is now 4-lb. bag?

    PaulO in MA
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:07 pm
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    We buy a lot of sugar. Anyone else have their store brand sugar go from the traditional 5-lb. bag down to 4 pounds?

    Making 2 batches Swedish toffee today to bring to CT for Easter. 5 cups sugar. icon_smile.gif
    duonyte
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:42 pm
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    I think all sugar is now 4 lbs - I noticed that quite some time ago. I don't buy sugar that often, but I did notice that.
    Donna M.
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:17 pm
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    Yep, it's been that way here for well over a year now.
    Chocolatl
    Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:06 pm
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    Store brand sugar is usually beet sugar anyway, and I prefer cane sugar.

    But yes, it's been that way for a long time.
    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:18 am
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    I don't buy sugar that often, mostly like now when I'm getting ready to start my canning and jelly making. But went to the store yesterday and noticed the same thing. Wondering is buying the brand name would be a better deal now. icon_rolleyes.gif
    DEEP
    Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:46 pm
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    A word of caution when buying sugar, and yes, all I can find anymore is the 4lb. bag. The word of caution is to be sure the sugar you buy has anti-caking agents included. You probably will not know this without buying and using the sugar. One of my store brands does not include this agent, and if you live in a humid environment, you will end up with a 4lb. solid block of sugar....like concrete!
    Bonnie G #2
    Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:48 pm
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    So how do you know if it's added? I live most of the year in a very humid climate
    DEEP
    Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:08 pm
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    Unfortunately, Bonnnie G, like I said it's just a buy and use process. I just know that one of my store's generic type brands is useless to me.
    The "brand" name is "Better Value". I know no other way of determining this.
    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:46 pm
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    That is a shame, maybe I can avoid it by buying name brands, it's just when I'm using lots of sugar like in canning hate to pay the extra - but maybe it is even more important. Thanks for the heads up
    Riverside Len
    Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:17 am
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    Store brand sugar was reduced to 4 pounds to make it look like a bigger bargain than it is, 4 pounds costs less than the name brand 5 pound bag. The famous name brand had to respond to that by making theirs available in 4 pound bags.
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