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To say that caster sugar tastes the same as granulated.

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MsFC Tue 31-May-11 19:28:12

We have run out of granulated sugar. I cant be arsed am too busy to go to the shop tonight for more, but DP (who has broken his ankle and so can't go anywhere at the moment) says that caster sugar won't do as he doesn't like the taste. I don't drink tea or coffee and I'm a bit hmm, but AIBU??

worraliberty Tue 31-May-11 19:29:02

It's much sweeter but other than that no different really.

HumperdinkFangboner Tue 31-May-11 19:29:20

it's very sweet.

Othersideofthechannel Tue 31-May-11 19:29:23

Of course it tastes the same but it has a different texture.
But that doesn't matter when it is dissolved.

WindowPane Tue 31-May-11 19:29:23

i thought caster is the same but ground finer? Maybe I am wrong though.

scuzy Tue 31-May-11 19:29:28

are they both not sugar???

tell him ye found some in back of press and throw the castor sugar in see if he notices!

men! lol

clayre Tue 31-May-11 19:29:38

Caster sugar is just finer than granulated sugar so in tea or coffee should just taste the same?

freeloader Tue 31-May-11 19:30:00

Of course the taste is identical. It only makes a difference when baking and it's because of the size of the grains, not the taste or content

maddy68 Tue 31-May-11 19:30:52

It is the same thing, its just been ground smaller

squeakytoy Tue 31-May-11 19:31:08

It is exactly the same product, just in finer granules so you need less of a spoonful in tea or coffee.

EverythingInMiniature Tue 31-May-11 19:31:14

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Glitterknickaz Tue 31-May-11 19:31:21

I'd use half the amount of caster than granulated, it's much sweeter.

zandy Tue 31-May-11 19:31:40

It is just the same, just ground finer.

Maybe you've got a small bag there in the back of the cupboard you hadn't noticed. There you go!!!!!

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 31-May-11 19:31:49

It's still sucrose ("normal" sugar) but finer grains! Dissolved in tea or coffee it will taste the same. grin

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 31-May-11 19:32:01

It tastes the same, yanbu.

The only difference is you need to use less as it's slightly sweeter. It won't change the taste though.

bubblecoral Tue 31-May-11 19:32:48

I thought it was the same stuff just more finely ground too.

I'd go with the pretending you found a couple of sachets or something and see if he notices the difference.

In fact, please do that and come back and let us know what he says! grin

DirtyMartini Tue 31-May-11 19:32:48

Of course it's not sweeter! It's the same substance, ground finer so that it's more readily blended with butter etc for baking and more quickly dissolved.

If it seems sweeter on the tongue, that's to do with the finer texture, I'd guess. In tea it melts so will make no difference.

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 31-May-11 19:34:08

To all the people who think it's sweeter - it really isn't! It may seem sweeter as you probably get a bit more sugar on a teaspoon due to the smaller grains than you would granulated, but it really is no different!

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 31-May-11 19:37:07

x-posting with lots of people! grin

Also icing sugar is also "normal" sugar, but ground even finer! Don't think it dissolves quite so well in your tea though as it clumps together a bit, still nothing a bit of stirring won't solve!

MsFC Tue 31-May-11 19:40:30

Ahhh! That would make sense about needing less because it takes up less space because it's smaller! We read your answers together, and there was a lots of both of us saying 'See?! I told you so!'
I'm going to put some in his tea tonight and see if he notices...
Oh yes, and he also commented 'look at all those replies, don't you Mums have some food to cook or something?' what a charmer....!

MsFC Tue 31-May-11 19:41:04

Laughing at icing sugar in tea!

worraliberty Tue 31-May-11 19:42:30

Kick him in the fucking ankle from me!! grin

squeakytoy Tue 31-May-11 19:43:45

Icing sugar is not pure sugar though.

Laquitar Tue 31-May-11 19:56:49

You 've made a mistake OP! You shouldn't say anything, you should make his coffee (he wouldn't notice) and then he should give you a foot massage to thank you grin

Casserole Tue 31-May-11 19:57:20

Hmm, it is a tricky one. Tell me MsFC, did he break his ankle doing something heroic? Perhaps saving you or your children from a burning building? If so, I think you owe it to him to make him heated beverages as often as he likes, however he likes. And blow jobs on the hour.

If, however, he broke it doing something idiotic like, ooh, I don't know.... let me think.... climbing a tree or something, then he should be grateful for every cup of tea he gets, in whatever manner it appears.

So really it's hard to say.

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