Speaking of Molasses

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I tried this one on a whim one day.
I love molasses and have tried about every brand you can think of.
Got this at walmart with VERY low expectations.
Turned out to be one of the best I have ever had.
The only time I ever had any better was back a LONG time ago when it came straight from the field to my granddaddy's house from a friend of his. :shock:

Anyway, if you like it, this is very good stuff.
 
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Yep, really good on ham. Wife uses it for some other stuff, too.
 

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When I did a search to find the picture to post on here I went to their website and saw this:



Darker, more concentrated and less sweet than the Original. It’s made of a blend of “first molasses,” which is what remains once the sugarcane juice has crystallized.


That one peaks my interest. I bet that would be awesome.
 
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Deer Whisperer":1ezonjhr said:
Hey, it's Grandma's. It has to be good. :tu:

Funniest part is they are located in New Jersey :rotf:
 
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RUGER":3cn3x245 said:
Deer Whisperer":3cn3x245 said:
Hey, it's Grandma's. It has to be good. :tu:

Funniest part is they are located in New Jersey :rotf:


Didn't figure Yankee's even knew what molasses were!! :rotf:
 
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LOL me neither. :D
 
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We have been using it for quite a while. It is as good as most of the "homemade" we have tried. We use it in baked beans (Neely's baked bean recipe - try it and thank me later) and homemade barbeque sauces.
 
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I buy sorghum molasses in the fall when the Mennonites are cooking it.

Never been a fan of the sugar cane molasses.
 
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BuckWild":26kvuluz said:
I buy sorghum molasses in the fall when the Mennonites are cooking it.

Never been a fan of the sugar cane molasses.

Me too. Sometimes I'll find it at little country stores in the home baked section and I'll try it. A little lasts me a long time so I rarely run out
 
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BuckWild":2uajutxz said:
Never been a fan of the sugar cane molasses.


I wondered about that with this stuff.
Under the ingrediants all it says is "sorghum" but on the website it says it is made with sugarcane.
That kinda confused me????
 
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Wrangler95":4gfxi62n said:
RUGER":4gfxi62n said:
Deer Whisperer":4gfxi62n said:
Hey, it's Grandma's. It has to be good. :tu:

Funniest part is they are located in New Jersey :rotf:


Didn't figure Yankee's even knew what molasses were!! :rotf:

lol, molasses has been used up north for a couple hundred years to make rum at the distilleries. i bet grandmas is not made there but imported and packaged. sugar cane cant be grown up north, too long a growing season.

sorghum on the other hand is a grass grain and benton county used to be the largest producer, and some say that it was probably the best ever made. i like sorghum better, has more minerals and a bit more bite.
 
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I chewed on many a stalk of sorghum cane back when I was a kid. Had many a hot buttered biscuit drenched in the molasses as well. Stick to your ribs stuff, lol.
 
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No sorghum in Grandma's Molasses.

The last sorghum I bought was from a mule drawn cane mill and they filled the jars while the sorghum was still hot.

That's how you know you're getting the real deal. When I was younger, my grandmother would taste the sorghum and could tell you if it had any Brer Rabbit added to it. That was a cheap sugar cane syrup that people would add to the sorghum to make it go further.

Also when I was a kid, every fall the Benton County Gold Sorghum would be everywhere. They canned it in quart and half gallon metal paint cans. I was told the FDA shut down the sorghum business because of permitting requirements and food processing inspections. I know the Mennonites have all stainless steel vats and cookers and also have an inspection permit posted in the building.

Pretty sad.
 
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BuckWild":3scw8v5g said:
No sorghum in Grandma's Molasses.



Also when I was a kid, every fall the Benton County Gold Sorghum would be everywhere. They canned it in quart and half gallon metal paint cans.

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Wonder how they get away with saying that is what is in it?

Yep Benton County is real good.
I remember those cans well.
 
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Me Too (disclaimer, not to be confused with the current me too coverage by the media).
For years they had a mule drawn mill for grinding sorghum set up along side of the highway in the middle of Millington. I'd often stop and watch them working as I drove through. A few years back they shut down. I don't know the reasoning.
 

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