Sorghum Drops, Early African American Sugar

$5.25

The sorghum drops have a distinct flavor, smoother than the sorghum molasses but more flavorful than rock candy. Tasty without being overwhelming, a perfect workday treat and anytime refreshment. 8 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

While the sorghum grain originally arrived with the enslaved people in the early 1700s, it became a cane sugar alternative for abolitionists looking to bankrupt the sugar cane industry. It also became a Southern favorite and was used by Civil War soldiers on both sides. Abraham Lincoln used the sorghum in his campaign talks and, later bootleggers in Appalachia used it to ferment their brew. Sorghum grows in every nation in the world.

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