I noticed this sugar packet this morning while enjoying some strong coffee in the beautiful Land of Flowers. It not only promotes Southern identity in a positive manner but also highlights an important crop tied to our Golden Circle heritage – sugar cane, which was the first plantation crop. As I noted in my book Our Southern Nation: Its Origin and Future (American Anglican Press, 2015) sugar cane was first cultivated on proto-plantations by Europeans in the Crusader States and then transferred throughout the Mediterranean, to Iberia, to the eastern Atlantic Isles and finally to the New World. From Brazil the plantation system was transferred to the English Caribbean and finally to Carolina and what became greater Dixie. It is wonderful to see a reminder of our glorious past.