February 8, 2013

National Molasses Bar Day

"The wine of truth is not fermented from molasses." - Sri Guru Granth Sahib

It's National Molasses Bar Day!

Molasses. It either invokes smiles and memories of childhood, or grimaces… and memories of childhood. The thick, sticky, sweet syrup definitely leaves an impact on everyone who’s come into contact with it.

The word molasses stems from “melaco”, a Portuguese word that evolved from “mel” the Latin word for honey. It’s produced by beating sugarcane into sugar, and its been used since the 1500’s as a natural sweetener to dessert products.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Happy National Molasses Bar Day!