While trying to decide between Butter Pecan Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Mint Chocolate Chip…oh the choices abound, and feeling a little guilty about my 9:00 pm craving, I decided to pick up a few needed items at my local grocery in Gypsum, CO. I was looking for natural cane sugar to use in my coffee and tea because I feel the flavor is much different than over-processed white sugar. It has a slight flavor of caramel, not overly intense like brown sugar, and I generally feel better about my morning cup of Joe when I don’t drown it in a heaping spoonful of white carbohydrates. I’m probably just deluding myself, but, Hey! I need my Java!
So I found this small bag of unrefined, non-GMO, pure cane sugar from Mexico at a small price of about $2.39 for 2 pounds. There was a larger bag also, however, I forgot to write down the price. It’s in a plastic bag (boo!) but even the bag was labeled as #4 recyclable (where facilities accept).
The company is Zucarmex and the distribution center is in Rio Rico, Arizona. This product is labeled as “non-GMO project verified” and Kosher certified. They have a Facebook symbol on the package and links to their email and website. The packaging also had a recipe for “Easy Lemon Cookies” on the back.
Kudos to a small company for getting on board with social media, producing a sustainable product and ensuring a reasonable price and value for the customer. We need to search out and support these businesses so they keep providing us with great products.