“ Manufacturer: Whitworths. Whitworths Demerera Sugar Cubes are great for hot beverages. The cubes are made with raw cane demerara sugar. 500g box. „
We've always got these Whitworths Raw Cane Demerera Sugar Cubes in because my mum is proper fussy about her hot drinks and will only use brown sugar in coffee. She buys these because she doesn't drink that many hot drinks and cubes will keep better than granule sugar even if she makes the box last for over a month.
We always put ours in an airtight tin that is a special one for keeping sugar in, that's because this box doesn't seal up again once you've opened it and it's important to keep sugar out of extreme temperature and also dry.
A cube of this sugar is the equivalent of one level teaspoon of sugar so if you have one sugar you need to use one sugar cube, if you take 2 sugars you need 2 cubes and so on. I always add an extra one because I don't think brown sugar is as good at sweetening my drinks as white sugar.
These dissolve quick in the hot coffee, I think it's best to add them before the milk because they dissolve a lot quicker and you're not stood about waiting too long. I always stir the coffee with the spoon too because that helps make the sugar cubes dissolve a lot quicker.
I like the taste these sugar cubes give a normal cup of coffee. They don't just add sweetness but they also give the coffee a bit of a different flavour that is impossible to describe apart from that it rounds the coffee out more than white sugar.
A 500g box of these demarera sugar cubes costs about £1.20 and that's not bad value for us because like I said a box will last us for ages, if you use more brown sugar than we do though it would work out a lot more expensive than buying normal granule white sugar.
Being an avid absinthe drinker, I need sugar cubes (you pour the absinthe over a sugar cube).Whitworths are one of the few varieties of boxes of sugar cubes you will still see for sale in your average supermarket.
Whitworths Raw Cane Demerera Sugar Cubes sell for 500g for £1.05. Once opened the box will not re-seal so you will need some form of tin to keep these in. Sugar cubes in drinks is something of a lost art unfortunately, it looks great when someone uses a pair of tongs to put a cube of sugar into a drink. Tea, coffee... You get more of a measure of how much sugar you are using (a heaped teaspoon is hardly an accurate measure...) and the cubes dissolve well in liquid.
Demerera sugar is brown in colour and has a coarse texture due to its large crystals. It is now produced mainly in Mauritius after originating in Guyana.
It comes from pressed sugar cane which is steamed to form thick cane syrup. The syrup is dehydrated into golden brown crystals. It has a more creamy/ rich taste to other refined white sugars and is preferred in hot drnks and also cooking (the cubes are designed for hot drinks).
Demerera Sugar is a very useful ingredient for baking as it has very large particles and tends to be crunchier than other sugars. It is brown in colour which puts some people off it as they are used to the bright white of normal sugar but brown is actually the natural colour.
As far as I know it isn't any better for you than white sugar but it's used because it is courser for baking recipies that require course sugar such as a crumble topping. However it can also be used in tea and coffee.
I mainly use this product in my tea because I cannot bake with sugar cubes and need granulated suagr for that. However for sweetening tea these work very well. They are easy to melt taking only about 30 seconds which is very good. I find that even though they are made from a very course sugar they do melt into the tea completely and don't leave any lumps. The tea tastes the same with these as it does with any other sugar in my opinion. The only difference is the shape and colour in which they are sold.
The box is red with a picture of a pot of tea and some of the sugar cubes in it. It comes in a box of 500g for about 2.50 which is an acceptable price.
Overall I think that this is a really nice product and tastes good in my tea, even if it is a little pricey. Recommended