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I just looked up the price of rapadura sugar, which is recommended in the NT cookbook. I was blown away. The retail is over $80! Even on vitacost it's still $50. I guess I'll have to stick with my FL Crystals. I refuse to give up my tea, and I don't like it with honey.
 

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Thank you for clarifying. I totally didn't see that! I thought it was for one package!
 

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really I get mine at the Health food store for $5.99
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">really I get mine at the Health food store for $5.99</div>
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Me too!
 

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I get it in bulk at the HFS and pay about $3/lb, IIRC.
 

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If you happen to be in Azure Standard's delivery/co-op area, they have a decent price on 33 lb. bags ($55?).
 

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If tea is the only thing you're looking to use it with, I should mention this: I really don't like rapadura in tea. I love it in all sorts of baked goods, oatmeal, etc. But not in coffee or tea. The molasses flavor is too strong, and dominates the flavor of the tea. I would stick to the Florida Crystals for tea.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If tea is the only thing you're looking to use it with, I should mention this: I really don't like rapadura in tea. I love it in all sorts of baked goods, oatmeal, etc. But not in coffee or tea. The molasses flavor is too strong, and dominates the flavor of the tea. I would stick to the Florida Crystals for tea.<br><br>
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Thank you for mentioning that, but I'm not sure if that would apply to me. I brew my tea very strongly, and I like molasses flavor. Just in case, though, I prefer to just buy one box at first, but neither of my local health food stores sell it. I can check at Whole Foods.
 

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Sucanat is also recommended in NT (if I am remembering correctly)<br>
You might check prices on that.
 

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sucanat is the generic name. for a while NT didn't recommend it, but they changed the processing back to the original method and it is now recommended. I buy generic sucanat through a local natural foods co-op and like it (though not for my tea, I'm your opposite.) I pay $1.59/lb.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">sucanat is the generic name. for a while NT didn't recommend it, but they changed the processing back to the original method and it is now recommended. I buy generic sucanat through a local natural foods co-op and like it (though not for my tea, I'm your opposite.) I pay $1.59/lb.</div>
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Sucanat is a registered trademark. It is a brand of unrefined cane sugar just like Rapadura is. If you are buying in bulk at your co-op, you are proably buying the Wholesome Sweeteners Sucanat; it is available in large bags from the distributor. For $1.59 a pound it may not be the organic variety, but the "natural sucanat" only sold in bulk (see the third link below). The pricing I can see from UNFI for buying clubs is $1.91/lb for a 50 lb. bag of organic Sucanat and $1.37/lb for a 50 lb. bag of natural Sucanat.<br><br><a href="http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/Wholesome_Sweeteners/Fair_Trade_Certified_Organic_Sucanat.html" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/b...c_Sucanat.html</a><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat</a><br><br><a href="http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/FoodServiceandBulk.html" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/F...ceandBulk.html</a>
 

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Thank you for letting me know about Sucanat (I didn't know it was the same thing). I know I can find that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sucanat is a registered trademark. It is a brand of unrefined cane sugar just like Rapadura is. If you are buying in bulk at your co-op, you are proably buying the Wholesome Sweeteners Sucanat; it is available in large bags from the distributor. For $1.59 a pound it may not be the organic variety, but the "natural sucanat" only sold in bulk (see the third link below). The pricing I can see from UNFI for buying clubs is $1.91/lb for a 50 lb. bag of organic Sucanat and $1.37/lb for a 50 lb. bag of natural Sucanat.<br><br><a href="http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/Wholesome_Sweeteners/Fair_Trade_Certified_Organic_Sucanat.html" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/b...c_Sucanat.html</a><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat</a><br><br><a href="http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/FoodServiceandBulk.html" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/F...ceandBulk.html</a></div>
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well good grief. I bought "unrefined cane sugar" once and it was more like demara sugar than sucanat. I do buy the "natural" version instead of the organic. I save my organic money for certain thing in our diet that I use a lot more frequently than sugar.
 
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