Domino® Sugar Product FAQs
Q. What is sugar?
A. Sugar is a carbohydrate that is created in all fruits and vegetables. It is produced during the process of photosynthesis by which plants capture sunlight and convert it into food and energy.
Q. What is the shelf life of sugar?
A. Sugar, properly stored (tightly closed and in a dry place), has an indefinite shelf life because it does not support microbial growth. Even though the shelf life of sugar is indefinite, granulated sugar is best when used within 3 years of purchase and confectioners’ sugar is best when used within 2 years of purchase.
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 that is noticeably darker in color and has a stronger molasses taste. The brown sugar that a consumer chooses to use is usually dependent on personal preference. Recipes will specify which to use when it makes a difference, otherwise feel free to use either light or dark.
Q. What is Brownulated® Light Brown Sugar?
A. Brownulated® sugar is now sold as “Pourable Light Brown Sugar” in a flip-top canister. This is a free-flowing crystal version of the classic Light Brown Sugar that does not clump, cake or harden. Perfect for baking, sprinkling on fruits, cereals, pancakes, and ice cream. Use it in all of your favorite recipes. This easy-to-measure brown sugar is a cup for cup replacement for regular light brown sugar. It measures like granulated sugar; no packing necessary.
The convenient new dispenser was created for easy sprinkling of Light Brown Sugar on foods such as fruits and favorite breakfast foods. And the pourable brown sugar is also handy for baking — the flip-top lid makes measuring out brown sugar simple. Available in a 10 oz. canister.
Q. What’s the difference between Pourable Brown and Brownulated® Sugar?
A. Pourable Brown Sugar is the new name for Brownulated® Sugar. It has the same delicious brown sugar taste and is easy to measure in the new 10 oz. easy-pour canister.
Q. Do you still make Domino® Liquid Brown Sugar?
A. No. Unfortunately, this product is no longer available.
Q. What is Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar?
A. Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar is finely pulverized granulated sugar that dissolves completely in cold drinks and is recommended for delicate desserts such as meringues, mousses and soufflés, or for sprinkling on fruit and cereal.
Q. What is the difference between Domino® 4X and 10X Confectioners Sugar?
A. The "X" designations are derived from the mesh sizes of the screens used to separate powdered sugar into various sizes. Thus, 4X would have a larger particle size, whereas 10X would have a smaller particle size.
Q. Do you still make Domino® Flavored Confectioners Sugar in Chocolate, Lemon and Strawberry?
A. No. Unfortunately these products are no longer in production.
Q. What is the difference between Domino® Dots® Sugar Cubes and Domino® Hostess Crystal Tablets?
A. Hostess Tablets are a full teaspoon serving size, while Dots® are approximately a half-teaspoon size.
Q. Why is there a slit on the wrappers of your tablets found in restaurants?
A. The slits are a by-product of the process used to wrap each individual tablet. Much like wrapping a gift, a device is used to keep the sugar cube in place. Upon release, a slight slit remains in the paper.
Q. Can you tell me more about Domino® Sugar products?
A. Domino® Granulated Sugar is highly refined white sugar. Domino® Pure Granulated Sugar 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.
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 or as a sprinkle-on dessert topping. Two different grain sizes are available, Domino® 4X and 10X Confectioners Sugars.
Domino® Brown Sugar is a boiled brown sugar that is true brown sugar, with an amber color, soft texture and distinctive flavor. Domino® Light Brown and Old Fashioned 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.
Q. What is the difference between the lot code and the UPC Code?
A. The lot code tells us where and when the product was made and packaged. The UPC code identifies the product, package size and the manufacturer.
Q. How do you read the lot code found on all Domino® packaging?
A. The lot code tells us when and where the product was made and packaged.
4 - Plant or Facility
8 - Year (2008)
22 - Week of year (this would be week of May 28)
5 - Day of week - (5 would mean Friday)
A - Shift that produced this product