What Was the Boston Molassacre?

The most unusual flood occurred in New England.

Panorama of the Molasses Disaster site. By BPL — flickr.com. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Sugar cane does not naturally produce crystallized white sugar. It needs to be refined, and in doing so, several by-products are also formed. One of them is molasses. This is a thick, brown substance that has a sweet and somewhat smoky flavor.

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