I have off smelling sugar!?
I bought the cheapest five pound bag from my local grocer about a week or so ago (best foods brand?) and I stored the sugar in a metal container on the shelf in my kitchen. Yesterday while making coffee I noticed that my coffee had an odd flavor. I traced it back to the sugar which had a distinct farm smell - like fertilizer sprayed on corn fields.
The sugar was dry and granular (no clumps). No foreign substance was visible in the container (I poked around a bit).
Any ideas what could cause this problem? Has anyone else ever seen (smelled) this problem?