Soft Brown
Light Sugar

A moist, golden sugar with a mellow aroma and texture due to its molasses content and fine grain size.

What are the applications of soft brown light sugar?

Soft brown light sugar has several diverse applications, but is primarily used to add flavour, colour and spread.

In baking, it is used to achieve a fine texture and volume. As well as this, soft brown light sugar adds flavour and colour to biscuits and cakes, such as cookies.

A fine grain size means soft brown light sugar easily dissolves. It is therefore perfect for sauces and toffees. In addition, it adds a mellow aroma and sweetness to other flavours, alongside the subtle amber colour.

The invert sugar in soft brown light sugar helps controls crystallisation, resulting in a smoother texture and additional moisture.

Tasting notes

Soft brown light sugar has a mellow aroma and sweet flavour. As it contains natural molasses it contains trace amounts of nutrients and minerals, including:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium

Storage and Packaging

Storage temperature

10 - 20⁰C, dry conditions and away from direct sunlight

Shelf life

In excess of 18 months if left unopened

Packaging and storage options

Soft brown light sugar is stored in 25kg paper sacks, which are then stacked five by eight into 1000kg palettes for safe storage and transportation. It is also stored and distributed in 1000kg flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).


Description Approx. (on sample)
Sucrose 98%
Invert sugar 0.8%
Moisture 0.2%
Dry material 99.8%
Sulphur dioxide <9ppm

How is soft brown light sugar produced?

Refined sugar arrives at Ragus’ production facility. The sugar is then expertly blended with Ragus’ refiner’s syrup and treacle blend, giving soft brown light its distinctive colour and flavour.

In addition, it also has a fine texture due to a relatively small grain size. Soft brown light sugar also has a lighter, amber colour and mellow taste in comparison to richer dark soft brown sugar.

Food safety

Ragus adopts British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard procedures and carries out a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) process of screening, drying, metal detection using inline rare earth magnets and final metal detection.

Ragus’ rich heritage means we are experts in manufacturing and consulting on soft brown light sugar. Contact us today to find out the right light brown sugar modification for your application.

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