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Powdered sugar tastes off

Ever find that your powdered sugar has a soapy taste and any idea why this would be the case? I;ve noticed it particularly with one brand, but I'm not sure it's brand-specific. Thanks.

asked by ATG117 over 6 years ago

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84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo
Greenstuff

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added over 6 years ago

Powdered sugars have anti-caking agents. It wouldn't surprise me if they varied enough between brands that you could detect them.

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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added over 6 years ago

Powdered sugar contains cornstarch. Not sure why, but maybe that's the culprit? Curious what the ingredients are in that one particular brand.

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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added over 6 years ago

i mean not sure why it would taste soapy! cornstarch is anti-caking, like Grenstuff said, making the 10x fluffy and light.

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