Billington’s sugars undergo minimal processing: The sugar cane is cut and gathered from the fields and transported to the local sugar mill. It is then shredded and crushed to press out the juice. Finally, the cane juice is clarified and crystallised to produce a superb range of golden, light brown and dark brown natural sugars.
Not all brown sugars are the same: Many are only brown on the outside; underneath they are really refined white sugar which has been coated to add colour and some flavour.
Billington’s sugars are different: They are unrefined, so the sugars are very simply produced with the aim of locking in rather than refining out the natural molasses of the sugar cane. It is this difference that gives unrefined sugar its superior flavour and natural colour.
Billington’s believes that adding more value locally, in the country of origin – and not in a refinery elsewhere – can make a real difference to cane growers, sugar producers and their communities.
For more information visit www.billingtons.co.nz.