Ribbon Cane Syrup from this type of sugar can is generally darker, but not as dark as molasses. Because this cane is grown by small farmers and refined on site, it is less pure than common sugar cane syrup. The process leaves ribbon cane syrup a brown color.
Ribbon cane is also very sweet to the taste. Being less refined, it also has a richer, almost full flavor, while sugar cane syrup is just very sweet.