We love Minnesota but we all know its about as far from a tropical climate as we can get. It is unfortunate that we dont have access to fresh cane and fresh cane juice but we are able to get it dehydrated. It is not refined like sugar or even raw sugar but the juice is simply dehydrated. This locks in the flavor of the cane and concentrates it for us. This has allowed us the ability to make what we call a Minnesota Agricole. Its our frost bit version of the original and who knows, maybe when we retire in Martinique well make the real deal, but until then we hope you enjoy this.