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Sugar Drift?

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Does anyone know what this is???

Had this questions posed to me at work today and I was clueless....
post #2 of 17
Sorry, never heard of it. Have you tried Google?
post #3 of 17
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I have tried Google....Haven't found the answe to this mystery yet.

I work at a Sur Le Table and a customer called yesterday looking for this. I have no idea if it is a tool, or an ingredient ha! Neither did any of the other store employees. I am the newest one and I thought I knew my culinary stuff :rolleyes:.........
post #4 of 17
Lost.
Powdered sugar dredge?
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post #5 of 17
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Well I didn't take the call, my boss did, but they were looking for "sugar drift" or "a sugar drift" and polling the employees while the customer was on hold............:confused:
post #6 of 17
Could be one of those made up things.
My old F&B used to go on and on about how great the dessert Copper Gold was.
After finally getting a recipe from her it turned out to be bread pudding made with Texas toast with a caramel sauce.
Nothing fancy.
But the sauce was copper colored and the Texas toast was gold......

Could be something similar here, someone just coined a cute name for a dessert.
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post #7 of 17
Could it be a sugar sifter? I own two Georgian silver ones! They come in spoon shape or as a glass or silver item, sort of like a large pepper shaker. Here's a photograph I found on the net

Silver sugar sifter c1814 - Collectors Gallery Photo
post #8 of 17
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That could be possible.........
post #9 of 17
Glad to (maybe) have solved the mystery!:lol:
post #10 of 17
Do you have the customer's number? It would probably help if he could describe this item, or tell you what it's used for. The thing might be commonly known by a different name. :)
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post #11 of 17
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No unfortunately I did not take the call, however the store manager may have the number. The question has been driving me personally crazy and I wanted to solve the mystery out of my own curiosity too!:lol:
post #12 of 17
You don;t say what is your work. Is it a restaurant (does a customer want a particular dish, desert, say?) Or are you a caterer (someone wants a "sugar drift" for their wedding cake (I'm thinking, a drift of powdered sugar against the side of the cake - something crazy like that). Or are you a seller of cooking equipment? Then it could be something that takes the granules our of sugar when you grind it to make powdered sugar since they blow it in the air and take only what floats (or "drifts" around). Or maybe the person misheard the sugar part of it.
I once got a call from someone's secretary - they said I'm calling for "Patrick Relly" and i couldn;t for the life of me figure out who it was. She repeated it many times. It turned out to be Pat Cecarellii. It's strange how some people will repeat their approximate pronunciation many times but won;t think to pronounce more clearly when someoen doesn;t understand. So try to think of the entire phrase, it may not be sugar, it may be shoe gadrift or sugared rift or chug ad trift or sugar thrift - obviously none of those but maybe something with neither sugar nor drift. And keep in mind that the "a" of "a sugar drift" might be part of the next word and not an "a' at all - like ashoo gadrift or ash ugad rift - being silly but you get the point.
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post #13 of 17
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Haha!!! I totally understand what you are saying.

I work in a high end kitchen ware store. My manager took the call and, when she was rendered clueless, she polled the employees, as we all have some culinary background. No one had a clue. I am assuming this person was looking for a tool of some sort. We do carry some limited food products too, though, so it is possible that this is a specialty food product.........we may never find out the anser to this mystery :lol:
post #14 of 17
10X sugar put in a strainer and shook over something, or on the edge of plate for garnish.
Also cocoa powder drift.same way.
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post #15 of 17
Anitaj, your location in the world may influence the meaning. In the US, for instance, the term "bum" means one thing; in the UK it means something entirely different!

The spoon posted by Ishbel was used in Colonial America to sift out lumps in the days when sugar was sold in cones or loaves. It was never as smooth as the commerical stuff we have now, which is mostly free-flowing.
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post #16 of 17
The fact that the OP works in a kitchen equipment shop makes me more certain that I'm right and it's a sugar SIFTER (whether spoon shaped or like a salt shaker!) that was being talked about!
post #17 of 17
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Good poaaibility!
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