Question from Jenny
First off, I wanted to say how much I admire your writing and research. I refer to it often as I am a certified Bau Biologist and active in the green and sustainable community in Baltimore.
I came across a product and I was wondering whether you had ever heard of it. It is a commercial sugar cane syrup made in the U.S. The glycemic count is supposed to be lower than conventional sugar and/or corn syrup.
Here is the link http://www.sugar-shots.com/products.html. I was looking for a product to substitute in sno cones as they are very popular here. I also knew that at certain times of the year Coke uses sugar cane syrup as a substitute. Some people watch for these special bottles as the flavor is supposed to be better. I thought this might be a good solution.
Thanks for your thoughts and consideration.
Sugar Shots are simply sugar mixed with water to make what is known in culinary circles as “simple syrup.” You can save a lot of money by making this yourself (see my directions at
It is no different from eating refined white sugar. They do have an “organic” sugar shot that may be made from whole evaporated cane juice. I didn’t check on this. But still, again, you can make it yourself at a lower cost.
You can also make simple syrup from honey or any other sweetener.
I put fresh fruit juice on my snow cones.