Unlike conventional brown sugar, Kokuto is high in calcium, potassium, and iron. Liquid sugarcane is boiled down so that impurities (lingering branch material) can be skimmed off. This juice then becomes a solid candy as it is poured into cool metal trays where it solidifies naturally. Tradition dictates that the brown sugar is cut into bite-size chunks and enjoyed with tea to relieve fatigue.

Origin: Japan

Serving Suggestions: Perfect size for a Manhattan or any cocktail where you want a certain sweetness. Can also be used for BBQ sauce or in a dry rub for pork shoulder.