Are you wondering what the heck "bonechar free sugar" is? I have to admit the first time I heard about it I was like, "You mean there's even VEGAN SUGAR? What the heck (but I didn't say "heck") is wrong with sugar?" Turns out that there is indeed vegan sugar and there can be quite a lot wrong with the non-vegan kind.
First, you need to know that it really has nothing to do with the sugar itself, all sugar comes from plants. The trouble is in how the sugar is refined or processed. You see, sugar cane is full of stuff most folks don't want in their tea and that needs to be removed so only the sweet "sugar" is left behind.
And when that is filtered out a lot of sugar manufacturers use "bone char" or charcoal made from cow bones to do the filtering! Ewwwwwww right? And to think, I used to put that in my coffee, tea and cupcakes! Luckily there are lots of sugars you can easily get that don't have anything to do with bonechar. For example, all sugar made from beets is bonechar free sugar.
So if I was you, I'd start by taking a look at the packaging of the sugars sold in your local grocery store. You could be lucky and have something like Pioneer Sugar, which is a huge beet sugar producer based in Michigan, on your store's shelves. If you have this or any other beet sugar regularly stocked in your market then "Problem Solved" for you!
If not, you could ask them to special order it for you. Many grocery stores will happily do this for product they can get from their current suppliers at no extra cost to you. And as a bonus, if enough people ask them often enough they'll figure out it will be profitable for them to simply start stocking it!
Pro Tip: This Holds True For Any Product You Want Them To Carry NOT Just Bonechar Free Sugar!
Now if you're like me and you prefer to have as many of your groceries delivered right to your door instead of having to go out and fetch them all the time. Or if you live way out in the boonies (yes, boonies IS a technical term LOL) you may need to order your bonechar free sugar on the internet.
For your convenience we have put together a list of all the bonechar free sugar we've found on Amazon right down below. If you know of or sell another brand we haven't listed please let us know in the comments and we'll be sure to add it to our list asap!
Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar, 24-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 6)Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Dark Brown Sugar, 24 Ounce PouchWholesome Sweeteners Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar, 10 PoundNow Foods Beet Sugar, 3 PoundSugar In The Raw Turbinado Sugar, 6-PoundImperial Extra Fine Granulated Sugar, 10-PoundRapunzel Pure Organic Whole Cane Sugar, 24 Ounce (Pack of 12)Woodstock Organic Granulated Pure Cane Sugar - 24 ozWoodstock Organic Pure Cane Granulated Sugar (3x24 OZ)Florida Crystals Organic Cane Sugar - Jug - 48 OunceTrader Joe's Organic Sugar Evaporated Cane Juice Certified USDA Organic Certified Organic Quality Assurance International and Kosher (QAI) 2 Pound Bag (32 Oz)Zulka Cane Sugar, 4 Pound Package (Pack of 5)