I was contacted by Zulka a few weeks ago and they wanted me to try out their sugar. As I was doing my recipe testing for the cookbook, I was going through sugar like it was going out of style. It could not have been a better time to sample their sugar because I was testing recipes that I have made time and time again, which meant if something tasted different I would know.
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Zulka delivers a better tasting and less processed cup-for-cup replacement for refined sugar, and people are noticing! Check out what they are saying and how they are using Zulka Pure Cane Sugar:
While such Southern food as biscuits, pecan pie, bourbon balls and Hot Browns are the delicacies of choice, the Mint Julep is the go-to cocktail. Here’s a special recipe for a Mint Julep made with Zulka, a substitute for traditional sugar. Zulka is a pure cane sugar without all the processing of other types of sugar and provides a sweet, natural flavor as an ingredient to many recipes.
These donuts taste just like churros and are made with regular, every day ingredients — nothing out of the ordinary here. Your usual suspects are included: flour, eggs, butter, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon.. and sugar. However, this isn’t your average white table sugar .. this is made with Zulka Sugar and believe me, there’s a difference!
Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to mention that the way I knew it was National Oatmeal Cookie Day was from a tweet from Zulka Sugar. They recently sent me a bag of their pure cane sugar, which is granulated, non-GMO unrefined Morena sugar made from freshly-harvested sugar cane. We love it for everything we bake, and also for sprinkling on oatmeal or in herbal tea. It would be lovely in this recipe.
Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar, an unrefined, Non-GMO Project verified sugar, is now available in convenient single-serving, 100-count packet boxes. The new 4-gram packets mirror the brand’s classic retail packaging that use clear, transparent bags to highlight the sugar’s unique golden crystals and keeps the sugar fresh while protecting it from liquids and moisture.
“What is the best sugar you ask? Well I am sure it differs from person to person, but to me the best sugar is one that is organic, GMO-free, and free from unnecessary processing, especially regarding the use of bone char. That sugar is Zulka Pure Cane Sugar… Zulka’s got me as a customer. I like to purchase from companies whose values align with my own.” – Produce on Parade
“I can honestly tell you it tastes real and so much better than granulated sugar. This is what sugar is supposed to taste like, I immediately tasted the difference when I snuck my first piece of raw dough (come on I know you eat the dough too before baking)! Zulka is equivalent cup for cup to regular sugar, so no substitutions need to made, all you need to do is buy a bag and get baking! Oh the best part? Besides the taste that is – it’s a Non-GMO product, so it’s good for us and the environment.” – Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
“Tasting Zulka sugar is seriously like tasting real sugar cane. I know, because in the Dominican Republic, a major producer of sugar cane, I’ve consumed my fair share of it in its natural state. And just as natural is Zulka Morena® Pure Sugar Cane Sugar, non-GMO and with naturally occurring caramel color tones in the granules. Unlike the typical granulated sugar that’s been striped to its’ core and is stark white, Zulka Morena®’s natural color isn’t just nice to look at but imparts great flavor to baked goods, my morning coffee, and savory dishes.” – Cooking with Books
“This is now my main sugar in the house. Good bye C&H!” – Paulette
“Their sugar is less refined than normal granulated sugar and has a better, sweeter flavor. It’s rich and tastes more like actual sugar cane. Which I love because it imparts an earthier flavor on the things you cook. Best part is that it’s cup for cup comparable to regular granulated sugar so you don’t have to make any special adjustments with your recipe. Bonus, this product is also non-GMO. Which again, I love.” – Culicurious
“Oh my gosh, I am in love with Zulka Pure Cane Morena Sugar! It’s completely revolutionary. I’ve been using it in everything, and all has turned out perfect (and tasting even better)!” – The Cooking Actress
“I sure do love the sugar and I really love the fact that it is a Non-GMO Project Certified Product. Awesome! You have a new fan.” – Brandon
“What counts is the flavor. If you have ever chewed on sugar cane you will know exactly how this tastes. The subtle flavor is similar to caramel or molasses or a cross between the two…here is a new staple sugar in my pantry. I will use Morena for baking when I want the added pure cane sugar flavor. It is what will be in my sugar shaker.” – Magnolia Days
“I absolutely love this sugar and the fact that it’s gmo free!!!” – Brandy
“I’ve been using your sugar since my mom introduced me to it over a year ago, and I have yet to find anything comparable or as affordable.” – Gloria
“Zulka is the best thing you’ll hear about all day! Zulka is a Pure Cane Sugar company that is a Non-GMO Project verified “Morena” sugar. (This is a term used to describe granulated sugars that do not undergo conventional refining process.) Which means: its full of flavor and perfect for everyday use. BEST THING YOU’VE HEARD TODAY RIGHT?” – Sugar Loco
“We have started buying your products and are very pleased with it! You are a fine example that a natural non-GMO product doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.” – Stephen
“I just bought your 4 lb. bag of sugar at Wal-Mart the other day, and was shocked that the price was only $.10 more than the name brand sugar. So excited that is was Non-GMO, tastes great, and is affordable.” – Marcia
“My family and I will be buying your sugar from now on and I will most certainly spread the word to buy your product!!!” – Tom
“I just recently purchased your sugar when I saw the ‘Non GMO’ label!”
“I absolutely love your product. Tastes great, price is comparable to processed sugar and I have the comfort of knowing I am not giving my children GMO’s.” – Karen
“Absolutely the BEST on the market!!!!! I tell everyone about it…and Non-GMO verified…Your Company ROCKS!” – Marleen
“I loved using Zulka because it quickly dissolved and measured cup for cup, just like the refined granulated sugar I’m used to using. It also seemed to add a more complex flavor to my ice cream base, almost a caramel taste. Even tasting the Zulka alone I noticed that it tasted so much different from white sugar, in a very good way. I loved using it in this Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream and I think that it would seamlessly work in any recipe. I fully intend to continue using it in place of white sugar from here on out.” – Food Babbles
“Zulka Pure Cane Sugar is an all-natural, unrefined, granulated sugar. It is made from freshly- harvested sugar cane that is a better-tasting and less-processed cup-for-cup replacement for refined white sugar. The results are about as close to a pure sugar cane plant that you can get.” – Beyond Frosting