With its subtle sweetness white sugar lets other flavours shine through. It’s also colourless, so it won’t change the look of your food. With its even crystal size, white sugar is perfect for cakes and fruit crumbles, tea, coffee and sprinkled on cereal. It also makes a delicious sugar syrup for cocktails and cordials.
Raw sugar is granulated sugar that has a syrup coating on each crystal, giving it a beautiful golden colour and rich flavour. It’s made by dissolving, filtering and recrystallizing the raw sugar sent from sugar mills. Raw sugar is delicious in hot drinks and baking. Used as a topping it also gives a golden crunch to cereals, muffins and fruit loaves.
When you’re creating delicate or tricky baked treats, caster is the sugar to use! Its fine, regular crystals dissolve quickly and caramelise evenly, so you can trust it to give a light finish to pavlova, light sponge cakes and dressings.
Powder-fine icing sugar is perfect for dusting cakes and sweets, creating smooth icing and glazes and sweetening cream fillings. Chelsea Icing Sugar is ground in a mill and mixed with a small amount of gluten-free tapioca to keep it free-flowing - it’s been approved by the Coeliac Society of NZ as Gluten Free.
Fine, soft and moist, brown sugar is a blend of the dark sugar syrups from the refining process and caster sugar. Its dark caramel colour and unique rich flavour makes it great in savoury and sweet recipes, particularly caramels, toppings, sauces and fudge. The crystals also dissolve quickly - perfect on porridge and other types of cereals.
Coffee crystals are left to form for a longer time, so they’re much larger. The excess dark sugar syrup is spun off, leaving a thin, golden layer. The larger size and flavour of the crystals make this sugar the perfect sweetener for coffee - it dissolves slower and leaves behind a rich syrup that deepens the taste of the coffee. Chelsea Coffee Crystals also add that super crunch on biscuits and puddings.
Sourced from Guyana or Mauritius, demerara sugar is covered in a thin layer of molasses and crystalised in open pans, rather than in a vacuum, for a stronger caramel flavour. Its deep, rich taste means it’s often regarded by connoisseurs as one of the finest coffee sweeteners. Its clear golden colour and crunch also makes delicious toppings for crème brulee, grilled fruit and in selected baking recipes.
Chelsea Organic Sugar is made from cane that is grown in Brazil without herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers. The sugar cane meets IFOAM* BioGro standards so you can be assured of its purity. Our organic sugar has a light golden colour and can be used instead of white or raw sugar.
This moist, dark sugar has a rich molasses flavour making it perfect for sweetening fruits, winter puddings, gingerbread, chocolate cakes and brownies. Its deep flavour can also stand up to and balance spicy, hot and sour Indian or Asian dishes. Caramelise roast vegetables and fruits with a sprinkle of Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar or deepen barbecue sauces, marinades, chilli and chutneys.
Golden syrup begins life as the syrup that’s removed during sugar refining. This has a high mineral content and is quite dark in colour. The sugar in the syrup is semi-converted to glucose and fructose with enzymes, which are then filtered out. This syrup is then partially decolourised by passing it through carbon – this creates the delicious golden syrup colour and flavour we all know and love. Golden Syrup adds moisture, colour and flavour to baking and is a key ingredient in gingernuts, brandy snaps and ANZAC biscuits.
Treacle is very similar to Golden Syrup but is not decolourised, leaving a darker colour and stronger, slightly bitter flavour. Treacle is used in baking to add a deep colour and flavour and to add moisture. Treacle is ideal for gingerbread, rich fruit cake or any recipe that calls for Golden Syrup but where you’d like a bigger ‘hit’ of the molasses flavour.
Chelsea’s Maple Flavoured Syrup is packed full of maple flavour – and it’s all natural. With no artificial flavours or preservatives, this is the perfect topping for pancakes, French toast, crumpets and puddings. Try it as a glaze for chicken, ham or roasted vegetables, or instead of honey or golden syrup for an interesting flavour twist.
This is the perfect fusion of delicious honey and maple flavours. Using all natural flavouring, including real Manuka honey extract, in a delicious cane syrup base, this is simply delicious on pancakes, waffles, ice cream and puddings. It’s also a simple way to add flavour and texture to marinades and glazes for barbecued or roasted meats. It can also be used in baking instead of honey or golden syrup.
Foodies for generations have enjoyed its taste and texture - giving qualities to conjure traditional baked favourites like gingerbread and savoury dishes, such as homemade baked beans into something distinctly special. Striking the perfect balance between sweet and bitter, Blackstrap Molasses lends an intense flavour and a familiar rich texture ensuring memorable dishes for all. A handy staple in your pantry, it can be used in winter comfort-food favourites as well as sweet treats.