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Pearl Sugar

Südzucker Pearl Sugar, also referred to as nib sugar or hail sugar, is the unique ingredient of – amongst others – the famous Belgian Liege Waffle.

Our Pearl Sugar is used for decoration, as a crunchy texturizer, and sweet morsel of goodness in baked goods like waffles, sugar bread, brioches, French chouquettes and Pulla buns.

In sugar confectionery, Pearl Sugar is used as the centre filling for colourful sweets decoration. It’s also great for ice cream, where small syrup-coated sugar pearls can be used as brésilienne. Südzucker Pearl Sugar is made of the highest quality sugar, with an attractive bright white colour and a pleasantly crunchy texture.

General Benefits

  • Produced from extra white sugar (EU1)
  • Withstands surface heating
  • Maintains high grade of whiteness, even after baking
  • Creates an attractive appearance
  • Highly heat-resistant, doesn’t melt during baking
  • Sweet highlights in baked goods
  • Adds delicious, crunchy effect
  • Available in many different sizes, covering all your creative ideas
  • Halal and Kosher-certified
  • GMO-free

Granulation Sizes

The size spectrum of our Pearl Sugars ranges from 1.25 mm to 16 mm per pearl which come in 7 different sizes.

Depending on granulation size, our Pearl Sugar can be either used for decoration (P1 – P2 – P3) or on the inside of end products (P3 – P4 – P5) as a crunchy filling. Generally, the different Pearl Sugar sizes are suitable for a variety of end products, e.g.:

Your various applications, our matching pearl sugars

Product / pearl size P1 (1.25 – 2.5 mm) P1/2 (1.25 – 4.0 mm) P2 (1.6 – 4.0 mm) P3 (2.5 – 5.6 mm) P4 (4 – 8.0 mm) P4/5 (5.6 – 10 mm) P5 (8 – 16 mm)
Madeleine Cakes /
Muffins / Donuts
Pulla Buns
Cougnous / Cougnolles
Ginger Bread
Liege Waffles
Sugar doughs (bread)/ Cramiques

Basic Product Information

We produce our Pearl Sugar in a modern, state-of-the-art production facility according to IFS standards and continuously monitor our processes to guarantee high product consistency and quality.

Typical Ingredients
Sugar (EU1-quality)
Packaging, Storage and Shelf Life

Pearl sugar has no best-before date but should be stored at approx. 20 °C and below a relative humidity of around 65% and away from odorous substances.

Under these conditions, our Pearl Sugar will keep its features and characteristics and is indefinitely storable.

Practical Tip

To add an extra crunchy effect to your Liege waffles and improve your customers’ taste experience, follow our recipe below and add our Südzucker Pearl Sugar P4 to the baking mix.

Product Packaging type Packaging unit (in kg)
P1-P2-P3-P4-P4/5-P5 PE Bag 10
P1-P2-P3-P4-P4/5-P5 PE Bag 25
P1-P2-P3-P4-P4/5-P5 Big Bag 1000

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