Is it sugar, or "evaporated cane juice"? The FDA says they're the same thing, folks. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Salt Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says May 26, 2016 Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.