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Why does white sugar smell terrible? (Or is it just me?)

lauren lauren 6 years 2 weeks
I bet it is the container. Take it out and keep it in a bag and see what it smells like. Sometimes containers can pick up strange smells. I went to my parents house once and they poured me a beer into a glass that had been in the freezer. I took one taste and thought the beer was totally rancid and tasted like fish. Well it wasn't the beer it was the glass since the freezer stored shrimp and fish, the ice had picked up the flavor! No more freezer glasses. :(
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years 2 weeks
Maybe it's the container?
archerkate archerkate 6 years 2 weeks
I definitely prefer the smell and taste of brown sugar. I have a big container of white sugar and it smells like old socks or something. Very off-putting. My boyfriend agrees. I suppose it's just us, unless sugar can go bad?
lauren lauren 6 years 2 weeks
I have to agree with bluesarachlou it smells like sugar! Do you prefer the smell of brown sugar?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years 2 weeks
Smells like white sugar to me. :) Maybe it's just you!