In today's New York Times Food section comes a better mouse trap for simple syrup, which is just cane sugar dissolved in water, indispensable on the bar and for sweetening drinks like iced tea. Now there’s a new format: individual packets like regular sugar or sugar substitute. Tear one open and pour out the syrup. Keith Treyball, the president of ESquared, the owner of the BLT restaurants, saw the need and followed through to production. There are mint and vanilla flavors in addition to plain:
Cane Simple, $15 for 200 packets from roundeyesupply.com.