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Austin Sugarworks: Think Outside the Cube

published on November 20, 2011

Tired of sugar swirling undissolved at the bottom of iced tea, or sweetener packets full of chemicals? Could that daily cup of joe use a pick-me-up?

If life could be a little sweeter, or you’re on the lookout for locally made, artisan-quality, inexpensive gifts for the holiday season, sweet news: Austin Sugarworks was handcrafted for you. About the same size as a traditional sugar packet – approximately five grams – Austin Sugarworks’ handmade sugars are 100% all-natural, easy-to-dissolve and available in a delightful variety of shapes and vegetable-derived colors.

Vanilla, rose, orange, lime, lemon, ginger, lavender, and peppermint—imagine what these flavors could do for a cappuccino, hot cocoa or earl grey tea! Mmmm. The possibilities are endless, thanks to Sugarworks founder Elayne Crain, who was motivated to start her business after a trip with her husband and young son to France.

“I saw similar sugar items and was inspired!” she says. “I think the sugars fit well with Austin because they are all-natural (no chemicals, artificial colors, etc.) and because they are quirky.”

Beautifully, conveniently, and hygienically packaged, these shaped sugars make a great gift item. Custom orders and personalized packaging also are available—wonderful for weddings and special events, gourmet restaurants, and coffee shops! The
adorable lemon slice sugars even have been seen topping cupcakes at Walton’s Fancy and Staple, the all-natural deli owned by hometown favorite Sandra Bullock.

“They arrived perfectly wrapped,” glowed customer Becca Mayeaux, “and there was even a hand-made note! I’m giving the citrus ones as Christmas gifts (keeping one bag for myself though!)”

Whether you’re on the lookout for that perfect touch at your Davenport Ranch holiday party, for your sister’s baby shower in Circle C, or to top a dozen cupcakes for your child’s kindergarten class, visit the online store of Austin Sugarworks today!

Austin REALTOR® Brian Talley supports local businesses and works hard to help home-buyers find their own sweet piece of Hill Country heaven. On the lookout for a luxury Austin home for sale? Check out Brian’s Austin Home Search!

(Photos by Sasha Haagensen Photography.)

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