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Can something have more sugar per 100g than the percentage of sugar that's in it?

Looking up Shreddies, I found this site. It lists, in the ingredients Whole Grain Wheat (96%), Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Salt, Molasses, Vitamins and Minerals (Niacin, Iron, ...
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Super-saturated sugar solution gone wrong

Creating the Geode candy you have in the link should be relatively straight forward, but does require a little knowledge about how crystals form. First, let's look at what is probably going wrong by ...
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Can something have more sugar per 100g than the percentage of sugar that's in it?

I suspect that 96g of whole grain goes into the recipe for 100g, along with 13g of sugar and some salt, vitamins, and flavouring ingredients. At that point there's at least 109g. Then it's formed and ...
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How to dispose large amount of wet sugar?

There are a couple options, in increasing order of effort: Pour it down the sink. Sucrose forms a saturated aqueous solution at ~200 g sucrose per 100 g water at 15C/~60F - for 10 kg of dry sucrose, ...
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How can I tell the difference between unmarked sugar and stevia?

Don't throw it away. Worst case you use up the mystery sweetener on yourself, and use a new pack of Stevia for your wife and anything you share. That's what I recommend if you're not convinced by my ...
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How can I tell the difference between unmarked sugar and stevia?

Ants don't care about artificial sweeteners. Make two piles: one of your mystery sweet stuff and one of real sugar (as a control to make sure there are ants around). Maybe moisten them some or make ...
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

There are no similarities between the process of making caramel and making cookies. Pure caramel has one ingredient, sugar. This sugar is cooked on the stove and brought to a high temperature until ...
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How can I tell the difference between unmarked sugar and stevia?

This answer is specific to OP's situation, and doesn't apply for the general case where "getting it wrong" has fewer consequences. is there any surefire way to tell if this is Stevia and not sugar? ...
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Dissolving sugar in a beverage

Most cocktails use sugar syrup (e.g. simple syrup with a water to sugar ratio of 1:1 or 1:2) instead of granulated sugar. This eliminates the need to dissolve the grains in - typically cold - liquids. ...
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Is powdered sugar a dietary alternative to granulated sugar?

Powdered sugar is, basically, just sugar, but with the grains ground to a fine dust. To be very precise, powdered sugar sometimes contains an anti-caking agent like corn starch to prevent clumping ...
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Using sugar when making pizza dough

There are plenty of fermentable sugars in the flours commonly used in pizza making. Additional sugar is completely unnecessary.
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What is the real temperature to caramelize sugar?

a lot of recipes caramelize sugar in a simmering water. Calling the solution "simmering water" isn't a good characterization. The boiling point of pure water is 100C. But the boiling point rises ...
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Can something have more sugar per 100g than the percentage of sugar that's in it?

A couple things for clarification. First, some have speculated that the percentages do not refer to true percentages. Assuming this is UK labeling, as in the link rumtscho noted, the 96% per UK ...
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

Yes and no. There isn't a point at which they will ever be pure caramel - the flour would alter the texture enough to prevent it from being "pure", not to mention the chocolate would burn before that ...
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Best method to determine temperature while heating sugar

IR thermometers are not accurate enough for sugar work. They make some assumptions (like reflectivity of the surface) which are not exactly met in real life. My way of making small amounts of sugar ...
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How much brown sugar do I add to one third a cup to make half a cup of brown sugar

The math answer: 1/2 = 3/6 1/3 = 2/6 So (3/6) - (2/6) = 1/6 cups As 1 cup is 237 ml, 1/6 is about 40 ml. 40 ml is two tablespoons (15ml each) plus 2 teaspoons (5 ml each). To fill 1/3 to make ...
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why does doughnut powdered sugar seem cool?

Summary: Most types of sugar will absorb some heat as they dissolve. Commercial baked goods often use a type of "snow sugar," which is designed to be used on warm, moist foods without dissolving. It'...
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Dissolving sugar in a beverage

You should use 'superfine' sugar, which is broken down much smaller so that it'll dissolve better in cold liquids. You can make your own by putting some sugar into a food processor and whizzing it ...
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What is the difference between granulated cane sugar and granulated sugar?

There is no real difference between types of granulated, white sugar. The options you are likely to see are cane sugar and beet sugar. Granulated sugar from sugarcane is often considered "superior" to ...
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Selling mini crème brûlées

The question you are asking has no technological solution - you cannot put caramel on something wet and preventing from becoming wet. So you are looking at logistical solutions, and you have basically ...
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Is sugar in syrup necessary?

As you said, syrup is sugar with some water and some flavorings, in your case herbs. It is frequently used as a concentrate for flavored drinks. If you instead boil herbs in water, you are not making ...
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How to dispose large amount of wet sugar?

Dump the sugar in non-standard-refuse dumps operated by the local city district. Where I live, there are refuse dumps operated by the city districts, such as electronics, garden waste, large refuse (e....
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Is it possible to make caramel that does not taste sweet?

It is very simple, you just have to heat it long enough. It can even happen by accident :) The taste is a mixture of bitter and sour, while the smell component is mostly towards something burnt. ...
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How can I tell the difference between unmarked sugar and stevia?

Wow, do not throw it away, especially if you have a scale or yeast handy. There are 2 easy methods to determine whether the unknown sweetener is sugar or not. Try fermenting unknown sweetener with ...
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Why is rock sugar used in Chinese cooking?

while all of the above answers are correct, I want to provide a perspective as a native Chinese. Rock sugar is better used (than granulated sugar) when you try to make dishes involving coloring the ...
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Does using powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar make cookie dough drier?

This answer touches on the problem: Superfine sugar will dissolve too quickly and won't allow enough air to be incorporated. Powdered or superfine sugar will still give you the same sweetness ...
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Difference between brown sugar and white sugar?

Brown sugar is just white granulated sugar with molasses added. Dark brown sugar just has more molasses than light brown sugar. Coffee shops often have turbinado sugar, a common brand is Sugar in the ...
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How to dispose large amount of wet sugar?

Use it for animal feed Bees Pigs & Chickens Humming birds correction not a good idea for humming birds Find an apiarist (bee keeper) and donate the sugar to them to feed their bees. Or donate ...
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British equivalent for Cane sugar

If it only says "cane sugar" without any other qualifier, just use the normal white crystal sugar you have. There is a common attitude that cane sugar is supposedly superior to beet sugar (which is ...
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How can I tell the difference between unmarked sugar and stevia?

OK, this one will not be very practical, but I was inspired by one of the answers who claimed that there is no surefire way to tell But there is. Sugar is optically active. A linearly polarized ...
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