Sugar, by any other name, is still sugar! Uncovering hidden sugars in your foods.

sugar names Mar 11, 2020

What's in a name? Sometimes not the obvious. In particular with food and hidden sugars. 

Unfortunately, there are many names for sugar. Some obvious, some not so obvious. While they are listed on nutritional labels, they could sneak their way into your diet by accident. Here's a quick list of the major sugars to keep an eye out for, and avoid whenever possible!

Sugar Sucrose

High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Agave Nectar

Beet sugar

Blackstrap molasses

Brown sugar

Buttered syrup

Cane juice crystals

Cane sugar


Carob syrup

Castor sugar

Coconut sugar

Confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)

Date sugar

Demerara sugar

Evaporated cane juice

Florida crystals

Fruit juice

Fruit juice concentrate

Golden sugar

Golden syrup

Grape sugar


Icing sugar

Invert sugar

Maple syrup


Muscovado sugar

Panela sugar

Raw sugar

Refiner's syrup

Sorghum syrup


Treacle sugar

Turbinado sugar

Yellow sugar

Barley malt

Brown rice syrup

Corn syrup

Corn syrup solids



Diastatic malt

Ethyl maltol


Glucose solids


Malt syrup



Rice syrup

It's important to read labels and know what the ingredients are. But rest assured, no Twin Dragon Baking Co. product will ever use any of these sweeteners - ever - and you won't give up flavor either! 




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