Bought sugar in 50 pound sacks from a restaurant supplier for 13.33333 cents per pound. A bunch of us went in together and bought 1500 pounds. We piggybacked a restaurant friends order and got a discount for the amount of sugar ordered. If you have a tax ID # you can have them deliver to your house. Two to one sugar syrup is 10 pounds of sugar to 2 1/2 quarts water. Sugar is 32 cents a pound at the grocery store. Wrap it in plastic in a dry place and it will last almost forever.