Are you search of molasses for your next dish?
Finding these in the grocery store can be a little tricky, unless you already know where to look. Thankfully, they can almost always be found in one of two places.
In this article, we’ll go over where to find molasses, what brands are best, as well as some interesting information about molasses you might not know about.
Let’s get to it!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Molasses In?
Molasses can most commonly be found in the baking aisle, next to other sweeteners such as sugar or corn syrup.
However, in some grocery stores, molasses are stocked in the cereal aisle next to maple syrup. Most grocery stores carry at least one brand of molasses, so they can almost always be found in one of these two aisles.
In rare cases, dark and pomegranate molasses may also be found in spice aisle, located near the boxed pudding or Jell-O.
If you are having trouble finding it, don’t hesitate to ask a store employee for assistance. They are experts when it comes to product locations within their stores, and should be happy to help you find the type of molasses you’re looking for.
What Stores Sell Molasses?
Because molasses are such a common baking ingredient, most grocery stores sell them. However, larger retail chains (like Walmart and Kroger) are more likely to carry a wider variety of brands, types and sizes.
Below, you’ll find a list of all of the major brands that are carried at each store. So, if you’re looking for a specific brand, reference the table below so you’ll know which store to shop at.
- Walmart: Grandma’s, Brer Rabbit, Wholesome Sweeteners, Golden Barrel, Swanson, Viva Doria, Plantation, Sadaf, Cortas
- Publix: Brer Rabbit, Cortas, Grandma’s, Plantation, Slow As Molasses, Caribbean Sunshine
- Safeway: Grandma’s, Signature Select, Brer Rabbit
- Whole Foods: Wholesome Sweeteners, Sadaf, Just Date Syrup, Plantation
- Meijer: Grandma’s, Wholesome Sweeteners
- Walgreens: None listed
- Costco: None listed
- Kroger: Grandma’s, Brer Rabbit, Plantation, Wholesome Sweeteners, Cortas
- Wegmans: Grandma’s, Plantation, Sultan
- Target: Grandma’s
What Are The Best Molasses Brands?
After talking with friends and family and also scouring cooking forums for opinions, people generally come down to one of two brands – either Grandma’s Brand, or Plantation (for Blackstrap molasses.)
You really can’t go wrong with either one of them.
Grandma’s molasses have been loved and cherished for generations, and even on the label they are proud to share that they’ve been around since 1890. Needless to say, their product has practically been perfected since then!
So, if you aren’t sure which to pick, we highly recommend starting with one of these two. Of course, if you plan on using molasses frequently, it may be worth trying out several brands to see which you like best.
Where Is Molasses In Walmart?
Finding molasses in a store as large as Walmart can be a bit of a challenge. While it’s best to look in the baking or cereal aisle, Walmart has actually taken steps to making finding their molasses even easier.
The only thing is, you’ll need to download the Walmart app onto your phone
Using the Walmart app, simply type ‘molasses’ in the search bar to find all of the molasses products that they offer. Then, tap on one that you want to find to open its product page.
Scroll down to reach the details section of the page. Here, below the information about pickup, you’ll see an aisle number listed. In this example, these Grandma’s molasses can be found in aisle A15 at my local Walmart.
Note that the app will customize itself to the Walmart location you select. So, the exact aisle number can vary from store to store – it may not necessarily be aisle 15 at your Walmart.
Is Molasses Bad For You?
Molasses is a thick, dark syrup that is a by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. It is often used as a sweetener or flavoring in food.
Molasses is high in sugar and calories, and it can cause blood sugar spikes if consumed in large amounts. It also contains high levels of iron, which can be harmful if taken in excess.
If you’re looking to add a sweet flavor to your food without the sugar and calories, molasses may not be the best choice. However, if used in moderation, it is unlikely to cause any harm.
What Are Some Ways To Use Molasses? What Are The Different Types?
Molasses is a thick, dark syrup that is a by-product of the sugar refining process. It is used in baking and as a sweetener in many foods.
There are three types of molasses: light, dark, and blackstrap. Light molasses is the sweetest and most commonly used in baking. Dark molasses has a more intense flavor and is used in gingerbread and other recipes that call for a strong molasses flavor. Blackstrap molasses is the least sweet and has a bitter taste. It is often used in health foods because it is high in iron and other minerals.
Molasses can be used as a substitute for sugar in recipes. It can also be used to make molasses candy, molasses cookies, and molasses cake.
Pomegranate and blackstrap molasses can typically be found in the baking or cereal aisles, near other sweeteners.
However, in rare cases they can also be found in the spice aisle.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about molasses, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister