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  • Will Life Hand You Lemon...Sugars?

     <<<These lemons are anything but sour.  The political season bringing you down? Scary headlines making you want to hide under the covers? It's all going to be okay, sunshine! Celebrate with our Lemons into Lemonade on Labor Day contest. Reflect on life's sweetness by commenting below with a note about what you feel lucky about. One comment will be randomly selected to win a party pack box of our Lemon Slice sugars! And even if you don't win the sugars, the process is sure to make you feel perkier! Comment on this blog post by midnight on Labor Day (Monday,...

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  • OhMySweetness! Thank you, Daily Candy!

    Thank you for all the overwhelming interest in our handmade sugars, stemming from our Daily Candy feature! We are so thrilled! Unfortunately, we are also swamped! Our in-stock sugars are disappearing fast, but fear not, the sugar fairy will be working herself silly to make sure there is plenty more to go around. If you reached this message because your coveted item is temporarily out of stock, here are a few options: 1) Backorder the Sweetness. Due to the unprecedented demand on our completely handmade, all-natural artisanal product, we are expecting a backorder time frame of 4 weeks. We will...

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  • Sweet Initials and Monograms Now Available

    Have a big event coming up and looking for something custom? You can't get much more custom than your very own sugar cube initials, monograms or name! Here's an example of some initials we recently did for a wedding for a couple named Rachel and Joseph. We even have an & symbol...so let your words (and letters) flow like sugar.  

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  • Bastille Day Fleur-de-Lis Sugars Giveaway

    Celebrate the red, white and blue...or bleu, blanc et rouge, as it were. French National Day, the July 14th holiday known state-side as Bastille Day, is soon upon us. To celebrate in style, you need only comment on our blog and one lucky ami or amie will win a party pack box of our beautiful white Fleur-de-Lis sugars! Comment on this blog post by midnight on Sunday, July 8 to be entered into the contest. Winner will be announced on Monday, July 9 and will receive their box of sugars in plenty of time for celebrating Bastille Day!

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  • New Product Line Officially Launched!

    Break out your bottle of absinthe! You've heard about it for almost a year, and now it's here! Austin Sugarworks is proud to announce the rollout of our Absinthe Minded™ sugar line, a new line of sugars especially suited for use with absinthe. Our first shape is the lonestar shape, which is an existing Austin Sugarworks shape that we've found to be just the right size for absinthe...not too large, not too small. It is also fun to watch dissolve (fully) on the spoon! No more jamming the spoon into the clump of sugar that refuses to budge! Order one...

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  • Sugarworks on Social Media

    Just a reminder that we're happy to hear from you in many different places; connect with us and let us know what you are sweet on!

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  • Sugar, Por Favor...

    A super-cute use of Austin Sugarworks Café Sugars as wedding favors! Two hydrangea-blue sugar doves were put into each favor bag with a Tea Forte tea bag (which boasts a pretty script "F"...appropriate for the happy couple, last named Foster) for a sweet wedding favor. [caption id="attachment_528" align="alignright" width="590" caption="Photo by Nick Crain at Conway, AR wedding"][/caption]

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  • Make Any Tea (Pretty Much) Decaf

    I love tea but sometimes I want a cup late at night but need to avoid the caffeine. The easiest way to deal with that is to have some decaf tea on hand, but 95% of the time, that's not what I drink. It seems silly to keep a tea around that I don't normally much enjoy. So imagine my surprise when I heard about this fun trick in Moby's book, teany. No fancy tricks needed; simply steep your tea in just enough water to cover the leaves or tea bag for 30-45 seconds, pour out the liquid, and then...

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  • Tea Steeping Tips and Times

    I found this super-helpful tea time steeping chart on The Tea Spot, and thought I'd share. Naturally, this guide is meant to be a starting point in your tea journey...good advice, easily adapted to your needs. What if you want even more help, though? You might try Steep.It, the online tea steeping calculator. Just put in your tea, hit go, and let it tell you when to stop steeping and start drinking.

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  • Sneak Preview...New Party Pack(aging)

    I've been as busy as little sugar bee at ASW headquarters (i.e. my guest room/office). One project, in particular, is chugging along and I'd love to share a preview of it with you: our new Party Pack box has been beautifully illustrated by incredibly talented artist Stacie Bloomfield! Initially, our party pack packaging was just a few stickers on a nice, white box, but *yay* they've been selling quite well and I've been mulling over how to move them into the retail-ready zone in response to retailer demand. If you've ever worked with packaging, you know it's crazy expensive to...

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