Frequently Asked Questions

We want to share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our Grandma’s® Molasses baking and cooking community. 

Find answers for everything from how to use our versatile, unsulfured Grandma’s Molasses in baking and cooking recipes, to how it can be used as a sugar substitute, and information on dietary restrictions.

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You can find Grandma’s Molasses in the baking section of grocery stores.

Generally, molasses is made either from sugarcane or beet sugar. Grandma’s Molasses is made of the finest quality unsulfured juice of sun-ripened sugarcane.

Molasses is used as a sweetener in baking (e.g., gingerbread), cooking (e.g., pork tenderloin glaze) or topping (e.g., hot cereal), and can also be used to sweeten beverages like coffee. Click here for products.

Grandma’s Molasses is made of the finest quality unsulfured juice of sun-ripened sugarcane. After the sugarcane is cut and crushed, the juices are extracted and boiled. The two grades of Grandma’s Molasses – Original and Robust – are created by the length of the boiling process. The remaining juice from the boiling process is placed into a high-speed crystallizer, spinning out molasses while the sugar in the juice crystallizes.

Grandma’s Molasses comes in two grades: Original and Robust. Original molasses: amber color, used to sweeten hot cereals, yogurts or hot drinks (like coffee, tea or cocoa). It’s also used in gingerbreads, cookies, pies, cakes and glazes. Robust molasses: more concentrated with a richer flavor than Original; used in slow-cooked dishes like baked beans or barbeque sauce.

Both grades of Grandma’s Molasses are unsulfured molasses, making them the finest quality of sugarcane molasses available.

Sulfured molasses is made from immature green sugarcane that is treated with sulfur fumes during the sugar extracting process, whereas Grandma’s unsulfured molasses is made of the finest quality pure unsulfured juice of sun-ripened sugarcane.

No, Grandma’s Molasses does not require refrigeration, even after opening.

Yes, Grandma’s Molasses is gluten free.

Yes, Grandma’s Molasses is kosher certified.

The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization, which offers North America’s third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. Grandma’s Molasses is made with Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients.