How Do You Store Your Powdered Sugar?

Decorating By LadyG33 Updated 9 Mar 2009 , 9:08am by LadyG33

LadyG33 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 12:46pm
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I just found out my local Sams sells PS in bulk. What is the best way to store it? I have noticed that a half used bag even stored in an air tight container for more then a week has a funny taste to it like its stale.

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leah_s Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 12:54pm
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I think your taste buds are too sensitive. My partially used bags are secured with a twist tie and pitched into the cabinet.

vickymacd Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 12:54pm
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I don't buy it in bulk, so therefore I just keep it tightly sealed in it's original bag. I've never noticed a taste difference. Some people on tv just keep it in containers, although I'm sure they change it out all the time. I've had mine for sometimes a few months and never tasted anything odd.

ptanyer Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by DanielleG

I just found out my local Sams sells PS in bulk. What is the best way to store it? I have noticed that a half used bag even stored in an air tight container for more then a week has a funny taste to it like its stale.




I buy my PS from Sams in bulk and store it in the bag it came in and put the bags into a rubber maid storage container. I have not noticed a "stale" taste to the PS at all. Before I started caking, I always had a box of PS and BS in the cabinet and they might have been there for a year with no change of flavor. I didn't think PS could go stale. Maybe someone else can provide an explanation. I am puzzled by this... icon_confused.gif Thanks for posting this. Hope we can figure this out. icon_smile.gif

cakedoll Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:10pm
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I usually buy several bags at a time at Sam's and have never had a problem with storage. I keep it in the original bag until it's opened and then it goes into a restaurant supply food storage tub. Sam's also sells those by the 3 pack.

Ronbob1984 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:12pm
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I too have noticed that my PS gets an "off" flavor at times. I do believe it is the type of processing that it goes through. The only kind that I buy that does not get that taste, is from Stop-n-Shop, a local store. It is pure cane sugar and does a much better job than even a name brand.

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:13pm
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The only thing I can come up with is that maybe your airtight container isn't really airtight and that your ps is absorbing surrounding odors. I don't know that is possible, but I am afraid to keep an opened ps box for very long. Mine gets these tiny pellets, like maybe it is absorbing some moisture from the air or something. Good luck!

sweetjan Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:27pm
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In the original, unopened bag until use. Then double-bagged with twist tie top, air pressed out before sealing. Then in airtight tupperware-type container.

jlsheik Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:28pm
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i'm to stinking lazy to buy bulk!! Two bags per recipe...no mus no fus!!

LadyG33 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 9:08am
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Thanks ladies Ok maybe its just my taste buds LOL, Ill have to test my hubby and see if its just me you know just to make me feel better icon_razz.gif

I might hust get some new air tight containers and try that!

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