Press

Here are some of our favorite sweet testimonials from press, customers and the blog-o-sphere:

  • "...founder Elayne Crain sculpts flavor-infused sugar cubes into teensy lion heads, flower petals, and Victorian booties, for goodness sakes. (And, for the record, everything from her charming lemon and lime slices to her baby pink roses are colored with vegetable dyes.)...(read more)"
    -- Joe, "Austin Sugarworks Artisanal Sugar Cubes" on DailyCandy.com's Everywhere Edition
  • Austin American Statesman logo"Sugar cubes are so square. No matter if you're sweetening coffee or tea, brown or white cubes of pure sugar get the job done but not with the kind of flair that Elayne Crain envisioned when she started Austin Sugarworks last year. Crain has developed a line of naturally flavored and colored sugars that she can mold into almost any shape...(read more)"
    -- Addie Broyles, "Food Matters: Decorative sugar shaped lemons" on Austin360.com
  • oh joy blog logo"I'm kind of a citrus nut, so I'm loving these pretty lime and orange sugar slices by Austin Sugarworks..."
    -- Joy Deangdeelert Cho, "Sweet thing..." on Oh Joy!
  • "If you're looking for a fun, inexpensive way to make a baby shower or other party unique, consider picking up some of Austin Sugarworks' delicately molded cafe sugars. Cast in the shapes of austin chronicle logoflowers, fruits, animals, and architectural details, these exquisite, one-serving sugar sculptures are enchanting. Made of superfine cane sugar, they're formulated to dissolve instantly, even in icy beverages, and can also be used to decorate cupcakes and cakes..."
    -- Kate Thornberry, "Austin Sugarworks Cafe Sugars" in the Austin Chronicle
  • "For us in the U.S., sugar cubes haven’t changed much: they remain squares of compressed white sucrose crystals that, if we’re telling the truth, don’t fully dissolve in hot or cold liquids. Now we have a game changer. Elayne Crain of Austin Sugarworks turns humble sugar granules into works of functional art."
    -- Cecilia Nasti, "Café Sugar for Your Tea" on Field & Feast
  • "...Austin Sugarworks creates tiny little works of sugar art that truly do justice to your locally-roasted, grown in an organic rainforest among rare monkeys coffee beans. These flavored and uniquely shaped sugar sculptures seem like they would find a natural home in high class events like weddings and conference receptions."
    -- Amanda McCormick, "The Short List: Austin Sugarworks" on Jellybean BOOM
  • Spotlight: Elayne Crain on UT Austin's Continuing & Innovative Education's site
  • "So delicious & the perfect addition to any tea! Packaged very well, not even a chip or ding, never mind a break. My newest addiction!"
    -- Karla Todd, customer, Leavenworth, KS
  • "They arrived perfectly wrapped in bubble wrap, and there was even a hand-written note! I'm giving the citrus ones as Christmas gifts (keeping one bag for myself though!), and the presentation is fantastic. The citrus flavors are great for tea. Will definitely buy again and recommend to others."
    -- Becca Mayeaux, customer, Laredo, TX
  • "Arrived in box wrapped in bubble wrap and with cute tags. Keeping one for me and giving the rest as gifts. I'll be using mine with cocoa the others will probably end up in coffee. Love this idea for sugar!"
    -- Michelle Gibbs, customer, Kittery, ME