I have seen the Steen's cane syrup product on supermarket shelves over the years but not the molasses products. The Barbados molasses product seems to be somewhat of a generic designation for a first boil molasses product, as earlier mentioned. But, both of those products appear to be retail level products and might be options for our members as alternatives to the Grandma's and Brer Rabbit products. But they are likelier to be harder to find than the Grandma and Brer Rabbit products and may entail some shipping costs if ordered online. It will also mean having to do some experimenting with quantities to get the desired degree of dough/crust coloration if that is important to the user. I'll be most interested in what you get back from Steen's on their light colored molasses and whether it is like a Fancy molasses.
It was also interesting to see that John at Malt Products and the gal at Domino Specialty Ingredients selected the same liquid molasses products to try as I did in Reply 354 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,3940.msg156811.html#msg156811. It's good to know that we are on the same wavelength.
You were good at selecting the molasses products at Malt products and Domino Specialty Ingredients for a MMís clone attempt. You chose the same products as the professionals.
I was thinking last evening about other molasses products I might have tried in my lifetime in baking, and I remember when we used to make caramel corn we used to buy corn syrup (a heavier and thicker kind that canít be bought at retail level) at a place called L&S Sweeteners http://lssweeteners.com/
and knew they sold Golden Barrel Molasses products. http://www.goldenbarrel.com/blackstrap-baking-molasses.php
I forgot about their Golden Barrel Supreme Baking Molasses, but do remember using that in shoo fly pie, without adding extra sugar, except for the crumb topping. I could easily call them, because they are only a half an hour away from me in Honey Brook, Pa., or Leola, Pa., http://www.goldenbarrel.com/retail-outlets.php http://www.goldenbarrel.com/index.php
but I chose to just send them an email for now, to see if their Golden Barrel Supreme Baking Molasses might be a ďfancy molassesĒ. They do have a retail store there, so I could easily purchase a jar to try if it is ďfancyĒ molasses. Their molasses products are cheap (1.89), at least in my opinion. We stopped buying corn syrup from L&S Sweeteners,(at their location) because we could buy the same corn syrup (with the same name on the product) cheaper from the Nut market stand beside us at Rootís. It also was easier than going down to L&S Sweeteners to get the corn syrup, since they are in 50 lb. pails. I know they have railroad tracks right beside their businesses and probably do ship along the east coast. I will wait and see if I get a return email from them to see if their molasses is a ďfancyĒ molasses.