Originally Posted by GotGarlic
No, it doesn't "have" to be, and it's not. I like the flavor of brown sugar, too, but it's not healthy by any means.
No sugar can be described as healthy. Unrefined just happens to be my preference. It isn't messed about as much as refined sugar and don't get me started on "London Demerara Sugar" which is a travesty - ie highly refined white sugar mixed with a little molasses to make it look brown.
I don't use a lot of sugar anyway so I feel perfectly entitled to indulge myself.
Going off at a tangent, if I need white sugar I always buy Tate & Lyle's fairtrade cane sugar but it seems to have vanished off the shelves here and been replaced by T&L's sugar labelled "produced in Britain" or words to that effect, which means it's beet sugar (bleuch!). Not sure what T&L are playing at