Frequently Asked Questions: Grandma’s Molasses

We want to share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our Grandma’s Molasses baking and cooking community. Here you will find answers for everything from how to use our versatile, pure, unsulfured Grandma’s Molasses in baking and cooking recipes, how it can be used as a sugar substitute, and information on dietary restrictions. Grandma’s is America’s #1 brand of molasses!

Where is the product date code located on Grandma’s Molasses?
Where can I find Grandma’s Molasses?
Molasses is made from what?
How is molasses used?
How is Grandma’s Molasses made, and what are the ingredients?
What are the different grades of Grandma’s Molasses?
Is Grandma’s Molasses sulfured or unsulfured molasses?
What is the difference between sulfured and unsulfured molasses?
Does Grandma’s Molasses need refrigeration?
Is Grandma’s Molasses gluten free?
Is Grandma’s Molasses Kosher?


Q: Where is the product date code located on Grandma’s Molasses?
A: The “Best Used by Date” is stamped in ink on the side of the cap.


Q: Where can I find Grandma’s Molasses?
A: You can find Grandma’s Molasses in the baking section of grocery stores. Click here for Store Locator.


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


Q: How is molasses used?
A: Molasses is used as a sweetener in baking (e.g. gingerbread), cooking (e.g. pork tenderloin glaze), sweetener (e.g. coffee), or topping (e.g. hot cereal). Click here for Products.


Q: How is Grandma’s Molasses made, and what are the ingredients?
A: Grandma’s Molasses is made from of the finest quality, pure 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 are created by the length of the boiling process –Original and Robust molasses. The remaining juice from the boiling process is placed into a high-speed crystallizer, spinning out molasses while the sugar in the juice crystallizes.


Q: What are the different grades of Grandma’s Molasses?
A: Grandma’s Molasses comes in two grades: Original and Robust molasses.
• 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 that is used in slow-cooked dishes like baked beans or barbeque sauce.


Q: Is Grandma’s Molasses sulfured or unsulfured molasses?
A: Both grades of Grandma’s Molasses are pure unsulfured molasses, making them the finest quality of sugarcane molasses available.


Q: What is the difference between sulfured and unsulfured molasses?
A: Sulfured molasses is made from immature, green sugarcane that is then 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.


Q: Does Grandma’s Molasses need refrigeration?
A: No, Grandma’s Molasses does not require refrigeration even after opening.


Q: Is Grandma’s Molasses gluten free?
A: Yes, Grandma’s Molasses is gluten free.


Q: Is Grandma’s Molasses Kosher?
A: Yes, Grandma’s Molasses is Kosher OU2 certified.