Last Updated: Mar 13, 2023 @ 2:01 pm.

What is the best brown sugar syrup for coffee? Tea? What about sugar-free options? To find the best best, we gathered our team and did a blind taste test with 9 brands. Here are the winners.

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Finding The Best Brown Sugar Syrup & A Recipe

Brown sugar syrup is great in coffee, tea or in desserts. In fact, we have a recipe below for a yummy treat that combines peanut butter and brown sugar syrup (yes, you’re welcome).

To test the best options, we tried out several brands in coffee and tea. To keep things fair, we do blind taste tests, so we aren’t influenced by brands or packaging. (If you love brown sugar syrup, you might enjoy the warmth of pumpkin spice coffee syrup too.)

Before we get to the winners, here is that recipe for Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peanut Butter Bits.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peanut Butter Bits

Best Brown Sugar Syrup Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peanut Butter Bits.



  1. Combine all ingredients, except nuts, in a medium sized bowl and stir until well incorporated.
  2. The dough may be slightly sticky.
  3. Roll into 1 ½ Tbsp. sized balls with your hands.
  4. Place nuts in a shallow dish and roll the balls in the nuts.
  5. Makes 12-14 balls, depending on the size.
  6. As the balls absorb the peanut butter and Torani Syrup, they will become less sticky and more solid.

(Recipe and photo credit: Torani).

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Best For Coffee

Subtle cinnamon notes
The taste of this yummy syrup invokes freshly baked oatmeal cookies—and is perfect in coffee, said our testers.
$9.99 ($0.39 / Fl Oz)

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Best For Tea

Great for chai
The not-too-sweet flavor profile of this syrup is great for tea. Very tasty. Caveat: short shelf life.
$55.63 ($1.65 / Fl Oz)

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Best Sugar-Free

Blends well
Made with sucralose, this syrup makes a great cinnamon dolce latte . . . much like one from a famous coffee chain.
$8.20 ($0.32 / Fl Oz)

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Best For Cocktails

Very tasty
The spice notes in this syrup make it a great choice for both cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
$18.60 ($0.55 / Fl Oz)

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About the Authors

Alan Fields is a consumer advocate and best-selling author. He has authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

Fields has been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As a consumer products expert, Alan Fields has made guest appearances on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC's 20/20.

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