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    Feb 2020

    Granular Detail: Black Treacle

    Black treacle is a staple of supermarket shelves all over the UK, with the syrup first gaining commercial popularity in the post-war era. In this blog, we look at how it became so highly sought-after by underlining its key properties, its manufacturing process, and the applications it can be used for.   What is black treacle? […] ...

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    Jan 2020

    Global sugar market report 2020

    Recovering prices and harvests starting in earnest. The new decade in sugar is off to a fascinating start. Global sugar market position Global sugar prices are still trying to recover from the 10 year low in 2018. Prices are currently at 14 c/lb compared to a high of 15 c/lb this time last year. They […] ...

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    Jan 2020

    Granular Detail: Glucose Syrup

    Typically used in commercial food and drink production, glucose syrup is consumed by millions of people daily. In this week’s blog we explain the properties, production methods and applications of one of the most versatile products in the world. What is glucose syrup? Glucose syrup is a refined and concentrated solution of dextrose, maltose and […] ...

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    Jan 2020

    3 sugar market trends for 2020

    At the advent of a new year and decade, we look at the factors set to shape the sugar market in 2020. Brexit The UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. This motion is in place after a Commons majority of 124 backed Johnson’s EU Bill on 20 December […] ...

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    Dec 2019

    Our best perspectives from 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve compiled a list of our ten favourite blogs from another fascinating year in the world of sugar. Tariffs on sugars explained (22 February 2019) In February, when we explored how the complex system of European Union (EU) sugar tariffs could change in a post-Brexit Britain. This involved explaining […] ...

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    Dec 2019

    How can different sugars affect Christmas pudding?

    With Christmas week fast approaching, we’ve explored how different sugars in Christmas puddings give distinct results. What is a traditional Christmas pudding? To be classed as a pudding, a cake must be cooked by being steamed in a basin on a hob. Eating the Christmas variety of this can be traced back to medieval times, […] ...

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