If you have ever had brown sugar harden in your pantry, you will understand the need for the brown sugar bear.Not only is he adorable, but he keeps your brown sugar soft for months. He can also be used to remove moisture from salt, spices, and other food products that are prone to go stale after the package is opened.
Many years ago, I was given a brown sugar stone. It looked like a flat terracotta disc or flat rock. Not pretty, but it did the job. I have no idea what happened to that disc. I fear it got thrown away at some point when cleaning out my pantry. I may have looked at the date on my box of brown sugar and simply tossed it, not even thinking about the brown sugar keeper. That seems like the most likely scenario since I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
When I opened my brown sugar a few weeks ago, I discovered it was hard as a brick. That hardened box of brown sugar could easily be used as a weapon. Since I have no need for a brown sugar weapon in my kitchen, I went in search of my brown sugar keeper. That is when I discovered it was missing. Such great sadness enveloped me until I thought of Amazon and how they might have a brown sugar keeper. The website search began and I quickly found a variety of options. Success! But, now I was faced with another dilemma. I had to choose a design. After all, I don't really need a dozen different brown sugar keepers just because they are cute.
Choosing a design took me all of about 3 minutes. As soon as I saw the brown sugar bear, I knew the one (well, 2) that I needed. I promptly ordered my bears and anxiously awaited their arrival. The bear siblings arrived in perfect condition 3 days later.
Isn't he just the cutest brown sugar keeper you ever saw! His sister awaits her opportunity to come out and play.
How to Use a Brown Sugar Keeper
Brown Sugar Bear Harold Import Co Original Sugar Saver and Softener, Terracotta, Set of 2For keeping your brown sugar soft, you simply soak the brown sugar keeper of your choice in water for 20 minutes. Dry him off with a paper towel, and place him in your brown sugar.
For keeping moisture out of other spices or food items, you don't get him wet. Place the dry keeper in the bag or container and let him absorb the moisture.
If your brown sugar is already hardened, like mine was, soak him and put him in the container (box or bag). Within 24 hours, your brown sugar will be soft again. He is a magical little bear!
Well, they all work the same way, but you know I love my little bears.
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