Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Jun 2020

    Introducing Ragus’ CSR Manager: Henry Eastick

    Ragus is delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Eastick as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager. CSR underpins operations at Ragus, from ensuring we only ever source through ethical and transparent supply chains to always seeking to limit the carbon footprint of our production facility. Henry will provide a focal point for these activities, channelling […]

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    May 2020

    The history of golden syrup

    Golden syrup is inextricably linked to the Ragus story. First formulated by our founder Charles Eastick, it has since become one of the world’s most ubiquitous and well-known sugar products. But how did the golden elixir come into existence and what role does it play in the Ragus of today? 1863-1885: humble beginnings to a […]

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    May 2020

    How is sugar used in beverages?

    Sugar is a vital component of many of the beverages we consume daily. Its presence is both functional and to provide flavour, ensuring drinks retain their distinct tastes and characteristics alongside maximum shelf life. Below, we explore the role it plays in soft, alcoholic and hot beverages, with each application providing an insight into its […]

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    May 2020

    How is sugar used in the desserts industry?

    Without pure sugars and syrups, the desserts industry would be unrecognisable. In this week’s blog, we explain why the application of pure sugars is imperative to a huge variety of desserts, exploring three types and their sugar ingredients. Why is sugar used in desserts? The primary reason is flavour. Usually consumed at the end of […]

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    Apr 2020

    Granular Detail: Brewer’s Sugar Block

    Brewer’s sugar block serves a vital purpose in the fermentation of beer. In this edition of Granular Detail, we examine the sugar product and its purpose, assessing its properties and production process, before exploring its different applications. What is brewer’s sugar block? Brewer’s sugar block, often referred to as brewing sugar, is a candy sugar […]

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    Apr 2020

    What are the most popular pure sugar biscuit applications in crises?

    Consumers have been quick to stockpile supplies of biscuits since the outbreak of coronavirus, which is a trend that Ragus has experienced before. This blog explains why biscuits are sought-after during times of adversity and examines which pure sugar biscuit applications have been most popular in three different crises. The relationship between pure sugars, biscuits […]

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