You don’t have to use coconut sugar, you can just use regular brown sugar (both taste delicious). I just found a package of coconut sugar at our Homesense store and wanted to try it. It’s sweet like sugar, and doesn’t taste like coconut. Apparently it’s supposed to have more nutrition than regular sugar. It claims to have B vitamins, and other minerals. It’s also apparently known for it’s low glycemic index. Who knows. But it did taste good!