About Grandma’s Molasses

Grandma’s is America’s #1 brand of molasses that has been a trusted, household name generation after generation. Grandma’s Molasses is made of the highest grade sugarcane molasses that is unsulfured and contains no preservatives, artificial flavor or artificial color. It’s the secret ingredient for baking and cooking. Grandma’s Molasses is a nutritious alternative to refined sugar that is also KosherOU2 and gluten free. It’s essential in baked goods (gingerbreads, cookies, pies, cakes) and glazes. Grandma’s Molasses is also perfect in slow-cooked dishes like baked beans barbecue sauce recipes. It enhances ordinary meals by making them extraordinary, cherished recipes that meet Grandma’s seal of approval!

Grandma’s comes in two grades: Original Molasses and Robust Molasses. Both are unsulfured molasses, making them the finest quality of sugarcane molasses available.

You can trust that Grandma’s Molasses will bring homemade goodness every time and add love to every meal.

History of Molasses

In recent American history, Molasses dates back to 1493 when Columbus introduced it to the West Indies. Molasses became an important product in Colonial trade. The founders of Georgia used molasses as a reward for settling there.

Baking was the most popular way to prepare food in the Colonies, so molasses became associated with baked goods: doughnuts, mince pies, pumpkin pies, gingerbreads, baked beans, corn bread, cookies, and cakes. Maine children poured it over buttered bread for Sunday night supper, while molasses formed the base under the crumb topping of Pennsylvania Dutch shoofly pie. In England, any candy made of molasses was called toffee, which later evolved into taffy.

The most important spirit that warmed the Colonists’ was rum, made principally from molasses. Before the Revolutionary war, it is estimated that Colonists downed an average of four gallons of rum a year. Some historians argue that it was not the British tax on American tea that precipitated the Revolutionary War but the Molasses Act of 1733, which imposed a heavy tax on sugar and molasses coming from anywhere except the British sugar islands in the Caribbean. There was such widespread evasion of this tariff that it was lowered in 1764.

Molasses remained the most popular sweetener through the nineteenth century. Used to sweeten drinks as well as for confections, molasses was also used to flavor meat, especially pork and ham. By the 1830’s, a bride’s popularity was measured by the number of layers of molasses stack cake guests brought her. Grandma’s Molasses carries on that great tradition today!

About B&G Foods

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Emeril’s, Grandma’s Molasses, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, MacDonald’s, Maple Grove Farms, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rickland Orchards, Sa-són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Springtree Maple Syrup, Sugar Twin, Trappey’s, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid and Wright’s.  B&G Foods also sells and distributes two branded household products, Static Guard and Kleen Guard.