brown sugar or white?

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 11, 2007 1:33am CST
My partner insists that brown sugar should be used to sweeten coffee, but I just tip in white sugar when he is not looking and it seems to taste just as good! Anyone out there think that brown sugar is better in coffee? Or do you have an even better sweetening solution?
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@rainbow (6763)
11 Feb 07
It tastes different, not better. I've run out of white sugar and an using light bown in coffee at the moment, it's....different, probably not as swet and if you put more in then you can only taste sugar so what's the point. It may be more natural so better for you but I'm not even sure it is.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 Feb 07
Oh, you have a very good taste test going on just made for this post! I use brown sugar in some forms of baking, but I use white in hot drinks. Because of those stupid blood tests I have now got used to drinking my hot drinks without sugar or sweeteners. Not as nice, but I just think of all the sugar I have saved so that I can have a cake lol.
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@rainbow (6763)
27 Feb 07
I'm not sure you can save it up and binge on giant cream cakes with icing on, lol. I try not to add sugar to my coffee but if I'm tired or miserable I do so I'm as bad as you with your cake, lol. Hope you really enjoy your treat!
@shelagh77 (3643)
27 Feb 07
I don't think I am supposed to save it all up and have cakes, either, Rainbow,but I am not silly enough to check that one out with my Doctor lol. All she said was no sugar in tea, on cerals etc. Cakes never even came into the discussion. Seriously, I am being careful and rationing things but it just depends if my body goes cranky. If it takes up the thyroxine I am fine, if it doesn't I can eat what I like because it won't make one itty bit difference. I am still putting white sugar in his coffee lol.
@1983tyler (508)
• United States
11 Feb 07
My husband uses brown sugar in his coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I do think that brown sugar and white sugar have a different taste.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 Feb 07
Yes, they do, but coffee has such a strong taste of its own I would have thought that it would drown out the sugar taste. We have upped our grade of coffee from the mass produced ones to a speciality coffee and he really enjoys this. He only drinks coffee as a treat so I say, why not have the best?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I drink mine black but I have heard honey is good sweetener and its natural almost like cane sugar which is white!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 Feb 07
I really like honey on spread but I find it has a "taste" when I try it in hot drinks. Also, honey changes taste depending which flower it comes from. Yes, I like white in drinks, the only use for brown sugar in my opinion is in baking!
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@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Not me, i can taste the difference of white sugar to brown in a coffee. I like white sugar better for my coffee than the brown sugar. I don't know why, to think its just the same, both are sugar. It's just the colors that they are differ...
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@shelagh77 (3643)
15 Feb 07
Thanks for that. I think the difference is that the brown sugar tastes slightly "burnt" but when it is in coffee you can't distinguish the burnt flavour, it comes out better in cakes etc. I just put white in when he isn't looking lol.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
Well he certainly does not get brown Sugar here, the Fuss Pot. There is no difference what soever Sugar is Sugar. For heavens Sake just make sure he is not there when you make his cuppa lol, he won't notice any different.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
14 Feb 07
Oh, you hard woman! He is not a fuss pot he is a connoisseur of the finest things in food and drink! But yes, when not looking, white it is!
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@zugedanit (1958)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
I would choose a white sugar. White sugar is clean and better than brown sugar. I know the process of sugar. White sugar is a process and washed sugar. While brown sugar is not. Beside that I like the taste of white sugar rather than brown sugar.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 Feb 07
Some very good points, there, thank you, do you have any more information about the processing that will interest others reading this discussion?