I’m young enough that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sugar cube in a restaurant. However, I’m curious as to why sugar packets do not seem to be sold for home use. About ten years ago, I was getting ready to move into the college dorms, and I was putting together some basic food and snacks for my room–you know, cup ramen, crackers, hot chocolate, tea, etc. Well, to go along with the tea, I wanted some sugar, but not a huge bag that would spill and attract vermin. I thought that those little packets like you see in restaurants would be perfect. Well, while packets of artificial sweetners were easy to come by, packets of sugar were impossible to find at the stores we checked. I ended up buying sugar cubes, which did the trick.
Well, I was just curious. I’m not actively searching for them now, but can a regular, non-restaurant-associated person buy sugar packets, or are you limited to buying cubes?
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