Mae's Real Stories

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


The Sugar Museum by Miriam

At the sugar museum we got a kid's thing that was like a tour, but we didn't get a prize. There were stamps there, and we had a lot of fun. They showed how sugar was made. It was raining so we didn't go outside. At the end I had some sugar, and I still have some sugar, and it was really really yummy raw sugar.

How is sugar made? Sugar grows in sugar cane fields. It gets sun and oxygen and water, and sugar grows in the canes. They set the canes on fire and then a truck picks them up. The sugar weighs way more than 8 Asian elephants that are full grown. The truck takes the sugar to the factory.

We saw pictures of the steps for making sugar. The first two steps are covered, and they couldn't take pictures. A big blade cuts them all up and gets them into shreds. After they shred it, they squeeze it and put hot water on it. Then they get molasses out of the raw sugar. The molasses is shipped to the mainland for animal feed. The sugar is put in a heater and turned into table sugar. It is put in little brown packs and sent to stores. They might pop up in cafes for the coffee.

There is the factory right beside the museum, across the street. It looks different from a sugar factory. I didn't think it was a sugar factory at first. My sister thought it was a farm.

I learned that the sugar canes were set on fire in the winter.

It was really fun going to the sugar museum. At the end we got a little sample of sugar. My mom thinks it will be really good in yogurt. The sugar there is really yummy. I liked the museum. It was really fun. Outside there was some stuff that they use to make sugar. Chinese and Japanese people came there to help them make sugar.

They had a train bell there because the railroad used to go there. Me and Alice got to ring it two times. It was a really loud bell DINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

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