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Qwendy says ...
I'm not Vegan but I'm a serious baker, and very upset about the Round Up Ready Beet Sugar problem. I LOVE this naturally crystalized Vegan Sugar, I recommend it to everyone! It does require a bit of awareness to make sure that it dissolves properly in some dishes, because the crystals are quite a bit bigger, but that's one of the things I love about it, seems so much more "natural" -- like those sugar crystal growing experiments we did as kids.
03/21/2010 8:27:38 PM CDT
Nirupama says ...
Hi, Could you please tell me if the brown sugar and the cane sugar available in loose(where we can pick up just how much we need) at wholefoods is vegan? i have lately been buying the brown sugar(large crystals and very dark) and a smaller grained light brown sugar. Thanks
05/08/2010 10:58:11 PM CDT
paig292 says ...
@Nirupama Our stores receive product from various suppliers, so you will need to ask your local stores directly about the brown sugar and can sugar they carry in the bulk department. Thanks for caring!
05/10/2010 10:16:27 AM CDT
Alyce Wolfe says ...
I have a allergy to corn. Do you add corn starch to your sugar?
05/19/2010 2:06:33 PM CDT
paig292 says ...
@ Alyce No, we do not add any cornstarch to our Vegan Cane Sugar. Thanks for checking!
05/24/2010 3:25:59 PM CDT
Laura says ...
So you make vegan cane sugar, but is the vegan cane sugar used in your other products? I would love to be able to purchase your other products that do not have meat or dairy, but I have not because I am uncertain about the sugar. And would it be possible to use this sugar instead to be more available for the vegan community?
06/13/2010 11:43:10 AM CDT
Sasha says ...
I buy this product A LOT, as I do a lot of Vegan Baking!! It's wonderful...and a REALLY good value!! Other "organic sugars" are soooo much more expensive per oz.
04/13/2011 5:14:37 PM CDT
Mark says ...
This is a really helpful explanation to an otherwise confusing label. I tried this sugar because it was great in the coffee from the Whole Foods café and the price seemed right. I love the larger crystals and the slight color. The sugar in India also looks like this too. Also, I watched the Modern Marvels episode on sugar and the process for refining it involves CaOH and centrifuges (to separate molasses), but it didn't mention anything about Bone Char. Thanks for caring about your products and going the extra step to inform us about otherwise unknown steps. I'm curious who came up with "white" being a standard color for sugar-- because it sure seems like a human construction!
05/13/2011 10:36:53 PM CDT
polly says ...
I would also LOVE to see this product made available in bulk. A case discount is not the same thing. As for the folks wondering about why it's not organic, I think once sugar has been refined it can't be certified organic, no matter how it was grown. Still, it would be nice to know more about the farming practices.
11/20/2011 1:46:05 PM CST
Sean McKeon says ...
"I checked in with our Private Label team and I can confirm that in fact all of our 365 Everyday Value and 365 Organic Sugars are vegan." - Whole Foods Market Team Member reply from 10/08 If this is correct, then I find your product labels confusing. My wife bought a bag of the Organic Cane Sugar and claimed it was vegan, even though the label says nothing about that. Therefore, I bought a bag of the Vegan Cane Sugar, which was right next to it on the shelf, assuming it was the only vegan option due to the name. If both products are vegan why not clearly indicate this on the packages? If I want 'fair trade' vegan sugar I'll buy this one. If I want organic vegan sugar I'll buy the other one.
01/29/2012 2:57:53 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Sean Thanks for reaching out with your concern. I have passed your comment on to the Customer Questions Team and they will be reaching out to you via email.
01/30/2012 9:00:43 AM CST
Sunrise says ...
hi. i'd like to know the answer to sean's question as well. thanks. "“I checked in with our Private Label team and I can confirm that in fact all of our 365 Everyday Value and 365 Organic Sugars are vegan.” – Whole Foods Market Team Member reply from 10/08 If this is correct, then I find your product labels confusing. My wife bought a bag of the Organic Cane Sugar and claimed it was vegan, even though the label says nothing about that. Therefore, I bought a bag of the Vegan Cane Sugar, which was right next to it on the shelf, assuming it was the only vegan option due to the name. If both products are vegan why not clearly indicate this on the packages? If I want ‘fair trade’ vegan sugar I’ll buy this one. If I want organic vegan sugar I’ll buy the other one."
03/06/2012 11:05:06 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Sunrise I have reached out to our experts regarding your question and here is the response. "The use of bone char during the refining process of sugar is not acceptable according to the USDA National Organic Standards, therefore all of our 365 Organic sugars are vegan. We also offer a non-organic Vegan Cane Sugar, which we clearly label as “Vegan” because the use of bone char is standard in refining non-organic sugars, and we want to let customers know bone char is not used to refine this particular product." Thank you for reaching out.
03/13/2012 8:20:02 AM CDT
leigh says ...
I loved this and still do for non-baking use. Tried to bake with it and it would not cream with the vegan butter - stayed really granular. It affected the baking time and consistency of the final bread. So I'll stick with other natural sweeteners for baking but still won't go back to a sugar product that uses any animal products!
04/05/2012 7:50:20 PM CDT
Janelle Faletti says ...
My special veggie recipe is grilled tomatoes. In these days i cooked for my 7 amigos. They really like my vegan cooking.
06/10/2012 2:12:47 PM CDT
Natalie says ...
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08/21/2012 12:49:03 PM CDT
Shannon Mulgrew says ...
I have been a vegetarian for three years now and recently became vegan. I seen this product the other day and i was excited to see it. I love baking and im experimenting with vegan baking. Now im going to go make a batch of vegan chocolate chip cookies :)
08/23/2012 1:30:11 PM CDT
Robin says ...
Is your 365 organic cane sugar vegan? I just bought some, the bag says it's a product of Paraguay?
09/05/2012 3:35:02 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ROBIN - Yes, all of our 365 sugars are vegan. Thanks for checking!
09/06/2012 1:00:53 PM CDT
Ven Iyer says ...
Everything sounds good. Is this also organic?
11/10/2012 1:16:47 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@VEN - All of our 365 sugars are vegan. If you also want an organic option, look for our 365 Organic Cane Sugar as this will be both vegan and organic!
11/14/2012 2:43:04 PM CST
Stan Clement says ...
Vegan Sugar sounds like a great alternative. Can I buy it in bulk? Would the growers in Malawi be interested in an OMRI certified organic bio-stimulant that would increase their yields, decrease input costs, and help lower insect and fungicidal pressure on their crops? If so, we can help them immensily. We are a Missouri based company that sells it's products in 49 countries around the world. The founder does much filanthropic work amongst the needy of the world. We would love to help.
11/15/2012 8:43:44 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@STAN - Check with your local store to see about buying in bulk. They'll be happy to help you!
11/23/2012 12:00:47 PM CST
Heather says ...
This was a huge help! I am no longer buying regular sugar! thanks!
12/07/2012 11:47:00 AM CST
Pookie says ...
Good sugar!! For Maria, put the sugar in a good blender to make powdered sugar.
12/09/2012 6:57:54 AM CST

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