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Are Brown and White Sugar Interchangeable When Baking?

When baking, can you substitute brown sugar for white sugar and vice versa? Sort of, is the quick answer. But there is a difference between what brown sugar and white sugar will do to your cookies...

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Big Soda Is Spending Big Money Against Oakland Sugary Beverage Tax Proposal

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...The American Beverage Association, a business lobbying group representing sugar-sweetened beverage manufacturers such as Coca-Cola and Pepsico, has already shelled out $747,267 on campaign cons...

Xtreme Eating 2016

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

The annual guide for where to find 2,000+ calorie, high sodium, high sugar meals at the nation's chain restaurants.

Bush's Grillin' Beans -- sugar

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by GH1618 5 years ago

Bush's has dropped Texas Ranchero style Grillin' Beans. Of the several styles, this was the only one without a lot of added sugar, about 2g per serving instead of 14g or so for the others. This i...

Philly Passes Soda Tax

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Yesterday Philadelphia became the first major American city to tax sugary and artificially sweetened beverages. Here's a round-up of the coverage.

Water filter campaign targets black churches to help combat diabetes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... The Davis-based awareness group Public Health Advocates partnered with Brita to make 3,000 of the water-filter pitchers available in Stockton. In a way, it’s an experiment to see if people ...

How much can I reduce the sugar in this cake recipe?

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by ninrn 5 years ago

Hi Genius CH Bakers: I want to make this recipe: https://therufffarm.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/a-family-tradition-apricot-jam-cake/ The recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar, but since it also incl...

Help with substituting Honey for Sugar in Cake

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by Chowrin 5 years ago

Hi guys, I see this recipe: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/cake/eggless-spice-cake.html has both water and sugar in it. How much of each should I remove, in order to substitute in hone...

FDA new nutrition label requirements

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

The FDA has overhauled nutrition labeling to require disclosure of "added sugars", among other things. Some additional commentary: http://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/New-nutrition-label-co...

Soda Sales in Mexico Rise Despite Tax

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... Coca-Cola Femsa SAB, the country’s largest Coke bottler, said last Wednesday that its Mexican soda volumes rose 5.5% in the first quarter from a year earlier. Arca Continental SAB, the No. 2 C...

Philly's soda tax fight

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... Any way you look at it, the soda tax debate is a numbers game. The money is flowing from Big Soda like a Big Gulp. The money the tax could raise for programs to help city children climb out of...

San Francisco: Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...The ordinance requires the warnings to appear on ads for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages that appear on billboards, buses, transit shelters, posters and stadiums within the city. Th...

Oakland Soda Tax on the Ballot

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

" . . . Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington and council members Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan sponsored the measure, which has wide support from elected leaders, faith leaders and healt...

PAHO issues nutrition standards for ultraprocessed foods

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Marion Nestle offers kudos to the Pan American Health Association for issuing nutritional profile standards for what is "too much" sugar, salt or fat in processed food and drink. http://www.paho.o...

Baking with different sugar

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by morganeliz6 5 years ago

Lately all of my baked goods seems to have been turning out a little sad and flat, to be honest. I've been making the same recipes for years. And I'm pretty consistent with all the staples, typical...

Food Scientist alert: What does baking soda do in this recipe?

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by Susan627 14 years ago

The Alton Brown in me is dying to know...I made this recpe today, and a lot at Christmas time combining cereal (Quaker Oat Squares), nuts and then a butter-brown sugar-corn syrup mixture you boil t...

Sugar tax? Senate committee urges overhaul of Canada’s Food Guide

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...In an interview with The Canadian Press, Health Minister Jane Philpott said the Liberal government is reviewing the tax proposal but noted there are no current plans to introduce it..."

Any palm sugar in Montreal?

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by nero 11 years ago

I'm looking for palm sugar, an amazing sugar substitute BTW, somewhere in Montreal. But it hasn't hit mainstream yet. Right now I'm buying from internet, but it's long and annoying to wait for it. ...

Berkeley soda tax not passed through to consumers in higher prices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

“In light of the predictions of the proponents of the tax, as well as in light of the previous research, we expected to see the tax fully passed through to consumers,” said Cawley, professor of pol...

Baltimore bill calls for warning labels on sugar sweetened drinks.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

The signs would say: "Warning: drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. This message is from the Baltimore City Health Department."