Demerara sugar is a large crystal translucent brown sugar harvested
from sugar cane grown on the African island nation of Mauritius. Sweet
with a hint of molasses flavor, demerara sugar is a raw sugar (aka
unrefined sugar) made by dehydrating sugar cane syrup. It is
particularly popular in the UK, and its large crystals make it a great
garnish sugar or topping sugar for decorating baked goods.
Turbinado Sugar is produced in a similar fashion but is lighter colored with hints of honey flavor and smaller crystals.