Welcome to the Sugar Packet
I've been collecting sugar packets since
1978 when I first graduated from college. My first set was the
Presidents of the US that you can see by clicking on the icons to the
left. I collected for over 17 years on my own, depending on the
generosity of friends, friends of friends and various truckers to grow
In January of 1996, I put together this
page, in hopes of finding other sugar packet collectors and have been
pleasantly surprised by the community that I found already in place. If
you are interested in Sugar Packets from Great Britain go to Norman
Wordsworth and the UK Sucrologists Club . They have their own content
laden Web site. If you join, you'll get a quarterly newsletter packed
with more info than you even knew existed about sugar, sugar packets
sugar packet collecting.
There is also a French Club in
existence that collects and catalogs the truly prodigous amount
cubes and packets that are produced each year in France.
Would You Like to Collect Sugar Packets?
What do you need to start? Really only
some sugar packets. It's really one of the least expensive hobbies
around. It's a great activity for younger kids, because the whole
can be involved. Even aunts, uncles and friends from around the world
can contribute to this great learning experience.
What other things may be helpful with your collection?
You will need a place to put your
packets. A simple box will do, but all too soon you will have
collected so many packets that you won't know if that most recent find
is a new packet, or one you've had for months. Most collectors use a
simple notebook with clear plastic pages that have pockets in them.
These pages are most often used by "sports card" collectors, but they
work just fine for our purposes as they will hold one large packet or 2
smaller ones. Here is a hint: If you use a notebook for your packets,
start out putting different types of packets on each page (restaurants,
artificial sweeteners, packets with scenery, etc) so that you don't
you have to re-arrange everything later. You may want to empty the
packet before you put it into the page. Most collectors do, but some
feel the collection is not complete without the sugar.
How about some friends to trade with?
You have already got the whole family
and every world traveler you know "sneaking" packets off of restaurant
tables, but what about places you can't get to? That is where a
Sugar Packet Collectors Club will come in. Try the UK Sucrologists Club
. They have a presence on the web and by clicking on the
name you can learn a little more about collecting. The club will mail
out a newsletter every three months and include a sampling of
packets you probably don't have yet!
Clubs and Collectors on the net include:
Due to this community, my collection has
grown to over 8,000 packets and wrappers. Others have well over 10,000
pieces, so my goals are well ahead of me.
We are always looking for new collectors
to join us. Whether your collection is 10 years old or 10 days
packets or 5,000 packets, drop us an email and see what we are all
Sugar Packet Distributors and
Manufacturers on the Web: