Originally Posted by Addie
C&H stands for California and Hawaii. Two states that have a very large Mormon population. C&H is owned by the Mormon church. They have very large sugar beet farms in the Northwest. I had a nephew by marriage that managed one of the farms in Idaho.
C&H has never been owned by the Mormon church. It's currently owned by the Fanjul brothers (as is Domino sugar). You may be thinking of U&I (as in Utah and Idaho), which went out of business in the 70s.
The cheaper store brands are almost always beet sugar. As far as I know, C&H is, and always has been, cane sugar. But I'm not 100% certain anymore.
As far as a difference in flavor, I do notice one. I also find that beet sugar doesn't dissolve as readily as cane sugar.