Not all brown sugars are the same, many are white sugars with an added brown coating for colour and a little flavour. Billington’s unrefined brown sugars are produced at source, with the aim of locking in, rather than refining out, the natural molasses of the sugar cane. It is this difference that gives Billington’s its unique richness, aroma, depth of flavour and natural colour. It is this difference that will make your creations much more glorious.
Edward Billington and Son began trading tea and coffee across the oceans in 1858 and started to import sugar soon after. It was in 1977 that Billington’s began to import sugar of the highest quality – the Mauritian unrefined brown sugars for which we are famous today. To the present day and Billington’s is now part of The Associated British Foods Group, joining The Silver Spoon Company in 2004. Their founding values of quality, integrity and fair trading, as well as our rich family heritage are still absolutely central to the way they do business today.
Billington’s are proud to say that they ethically sourced sugars have made an important difference to the cane-producing communities of Mauritius. They work closely with their partners, the Mauritian Sugar Syndicate, who represent the interests of all growers and sugar mills on the island, to ensure that all Billington’s Natural Unrefined Cane Sugar is traded fairly, with returns equally distributed providing increased revenue to thousands of small cane growers. Billington’s source their products with integrity, working with partners who adhere to our high ethical, technical and social standards.Click here to find out more about Billington's