American Crystal Sugar Company partners with United Sugars Corporation to market these products to a wide range of food manufacturers across the United States, including those in confectionary, bakery, cereal, dairy, and bottling industries.
From bottlers, canners, and liquid sugar to granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and powdered sugar varieties, our high-quality sugar is at the heart of many commercial goods. Made from pure beet sugar, our commercial sugar products are widely used across many different types of food manufacturing industries.
United Sugars offers bottlers grades of liquid sugar, as well as several granulated sugars. In all of these cases, the sugar is analyzed to ensure that the products meet the standards of the National Soft Drink Association in addition to our own sugar processing specifications.
To qualify as canners sugar, our granulated sugar and liquid sugar products are tested to ensure that they meet the bacterial standards of the National Food Processors Association in addition to our own specifications.
Our liquid sugar is made by dissolving purified crystalline beet sugar in heated water, which is then filtered, cooked, and stored. Liquid Sugar Type O has exacting chemical, physical, and microbiological standards that make it ideal for use in products whose formulations receive limited processing. It’s used in soft drinks, canned and bottled products, dairy products, processed foods, confectionery, and is a quality sugar for baking.
Baker’s Special is our fine granulated sugar and was developed for the baking industry. This granulated sugar provides fine crumb texture and dissolves easily. It’s used in bakery products, cocoa mixes, powdered drink mixes, dry mixes, and coatings for doughnuts and cookies.
Coarse Granulated Sugar
Coarse granulated sugar has a slightly smaller grain size than sanding sugar. As a result, it’s ideal for pneumatic handling. The crystal provides greater resistance to caking in less-than-ideal sugar storage conditions. Customers who pulverize sugar for use in their product will find marked improvement in yield due to the sugar's crystal surface area and flow characteristics. Coarse granulated sugar is used in powdered sugar, powdered sugar drink mixes, candy, preserves, jams, jellies, condiments, dairy products, meats, canning, pickles, snack foods, and bakery products.
Cordial sugar is a low-color, floc-free version of fine granulated sugar. This version of granulated sugar is used in pharmaceuticals, cordials, liquors, and specialty candies.
Fine Granulated Sugar
Fine granulated sugar is one of the most widely used and basic American Crystal Sugar Company products. Fine granulated sugar is used in a wide range of applications including pharmaceuticals, jams, jellies, meats, chewing gum, dairy products, condiments, pickles, bakery products, cereals, liquid sugar, powdered sugar, candies, and powdered sugar drink mixes.
Gelatin sugar is a very fine and uniform sugar that lessens the separation of the final product. Gelatin sugar has excellent dissolving qualities and doesn’t settle, giving it proper head space in jars and canisters. It is used as a natural sugar in gelatin, desserts, pudding mixes, powdered sugar drink mixes, candy, and bakery products.
With a grain size that is quite large, sanding sugar crystals reflect light. This gives the product a sparkle. This sugar is frequently used in products where physical appearance is important. Sanding sugar is a popular sugar for baking and adds sparkle to cookies, jelly, candies, cotton candy, baked goods, and gumdrops. It can also be used in colored sugar crystals.
Unigran sugar is a very uniform version of fine granulated sugar and has virtually no fines. Because of the hygroscopic nature of sugar, Unigran was developed primarily for use in hot drink dispensing machines to ensure continuous operation even though the machines and sugar were subjected to severe changes in temperature and humidity. It is used in coffee and cocoa mixes dispensed from hot drink machines, powdered drinks, drink mixes, and cereal products.
American Crystal Sugar Company produces 6x and 10x powdered sugar, as well as fondant and icing sugar.
Brown sugar is made either by boiling or coating white sugar with a unique blending syrup to produce a brown sugar.