Domino® Sugar Product FAQs

As passionate bakers and chefs ourselves, we know there’s often questions or new products to learn about. So, we compiled a list of common questions to help you learn more about our expertly crafted sugar and their benefits.

Q.  What is the shelf life of sugar?

A. For the best baking experience, we recommend storing sugar in an airtight container in a cool, dry location – not in the refrigerator. Sugar stored this way has an indefinite shelf life because it does not support microbial growth. 

 

Q.  What is the difference between light brown and dark brown sugar?

A.  Domino® Brown Sugar is made in both a light brown sugar and a dark brown sugar, dark brown is noticeably darker in color and has a stronger molasses taste. Which brown sugar to use is usually up to personal preference as they can be used interchangeably in most recipes. 

If the recipe doesn’t specify, however, we recommend using light brown sugar. Recipes that commonly use light brown sugar are cookies, shortbread, spiced cakes, brownies, and crumble toppings. Dark brown sugar is ideal for full-flavored or savory recipes like gingerbreads, chocolate cakes, fudge, glazes, BBQ sauces, marinades, and syrups. 

 

Q. Is your sugar gluten-free?

A. None of our sugars contain gluten. Although our Confectioners Sugar contains 3% corn starch and this product may contain a very minuscule amount (less than 0.01%) of corn gluten. Corn starch is added to prevent caking in the sugar as it’s a much finer texture. Except for corn starch, no ingredients other than cane sugar are used in any of our consumer products.

 

Q. Are your products Non-GMO Project verified?  

Our products that carry the Non-GMO Project seal on the package have been verified to be in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard — that means ongoing testing of all GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure that we’re meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance. Some of the products included in this category are our Granulated, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Organic Demerara, Organic Raw Cane, and many more. 

 

Q. Are your products organic?

Our Organic Raw Cane Sugar is made from certified organic sugar cane and produced in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program and certified organic by Quality Assurance International. 

Q.  Can you tell me more about Domino® Sugar products?

A.  Since 1901, Domino® Sugar has been the quality ingredient that elevates your recipes into a masterpiece. Our passion for craftsmanship and commitment to quality has kept us dedicated to sweetening the lives of Americans with a product they know they can trust. With over a century of knowledge and care, our sugars are professionally crafted by experts into these sugar products: 

Domino® Golden Sugar provides a less processed way to sweeten as every crystal retains more of the color and goodness from the sugar cane. You can count on it to perform in baking, cup-for-cup, and to dissolve in beverages, just like white granulated sugar. It’s free-flowing, like white granulated sugar, meaning it’s easy to scoop, spoon or pour. It’s the newest addition to the Domino® Brand.

Domino® Brown Sugar provides a more distinct caramel flavor, softer texture, and an amber color as it retains a more molasses than the other sugars. Domino® Light Brown and Dark Brown are the two most common styles of brown sugar, which mainly vary in strength of flavor. Domino® Pourable Light Brown Sugar Flip-Top Canister, another innovative product, is a brown sugar that pours freely out of the carton and never lumps, cakes or hardens.

Domino® Confectioners Sugar, or powdered sugar, is granulated white sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder and cornstarch is added to prevent caking. It is ideal for icings, glazes, frostings, or as a sprinkle-on dessert topping. 

Domino® Pure Granulated Sugar is our white sugar that remains the brand's flagship product. Over the years, the Domino® Granulated Sugar product line has expanded to include a variety of forms and packages such as: Domino® Dots® Sugar Cubes, Hostess Crystal Tablets, Packets, and Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar Flip-Top Canister which is a more finely granulated sugar that dissolves almost instantly in beverages and cooking.