And the Blessed One, wandering from place to place, came to Râgagaha. There the Blessed One dwelt near Râgagaha, in the Veluvana, at Kalandakanivâpa. At that time the Bhikkhus at Râgagaha had plenty of sugar. The Bhikkhus feared to offend (and thought): 'The Blessed One has allowed the eating of sugar only to the sick and not to the healthy,' and therefore they did not eat sugar.
They told this thing to the Blessed One.
'I allow, O Bhikkhus, to the sick the eating of sugar, and to the healthy the drinking of sugar-water.'