Kitchn Love Letters

The Splurgy Pantry Item I Sprinkle on Cookies, Yogurt Bowls, Corn Flakes, and Pretty Much Everything Else

published Jun 10, 2022
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Credit: Rochelle Bilow

If I could stock my pantry with items from just one store for the rest of my life, it would be Skordo. This Maine-based retailer has a gorgeous, impeccably curated selection of products for sale online — which is great because I don’t live in Maine. Not yet, anyway. Although Skordo sells a variety of items, including cookbooks and serveware, the company’s seasoning blends are where it’s really at — specifically their Posy Sugar.

Credit: Rochelle Bilow

Skordo Posy Sugar

Posy means a small bunch of flowers, which is exactly what goes into this delicately ground cane sugar. Skordo hand-blends ground lavender, hibiscus, and rose petals with vanilla and mixes just the right amount into each batch. Think floral flavors are perfume-y? You’ll be shocked at how approachable and subtle this mix is. 

For such a bespoke ingredient, Posy Sugar is worth every penny. It’s sold in a variety of sizes, including a quarter-cup jar for $6. Here’s a hot tip, though: Go for the 12-ounce bag at $18. I guarantee you’ll use it all and just in case you don’t, I’m happy to DM you my mailing address. Kidding … mostly.

Buy: Skordo Posy Sugar, $18 for 12 ounces at Skordo

Credit: Rochelle Bilow

If you’re hesitating for even a minute about the usability of flower-infused sugar, let me assure you that this stuff is good on almost everything. Skordo recommends sprinkling it on shortbread or sugar cookies, which I’ve done not-infrequently. I also regularly use it to make simple syrup, which gets added to an endless stream of summertime iced lattes. The company’s website even has a recipe for Posy Sugar French Toast that looks so good, it’s hard to put into words. (Tragic, for a professional writer.)

I’ll admit, though, that my favorite way to use this botanical sweetener is sprinkled on a bowl of Corn Flakes. It’s my favorite warm-weather breakfast! I swap in plain yogurt for the usual milk, and top everything with a generous spoonful of Posy Sugar. It tastes like an intricately crafted dessert, which is awesome because it’s just a bowl of cereal. I hope Skordo never, ever stops making this product. And once you try it, I bet you’ll feel the same way. 

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