confectioners sugar vs regular sugar

This might seem like an odd question. Ran out of sugar for my coffee. Realized I had a box of confectioner's sugar. Noticed 2 things right away. 1. you seem to need a lot more of it. 2. it seems to have almost a floral taste. The first part I assume is because you can't pack it as tightly in the spoon? If it was weighed you would probably be using similar amount to regular. But why does it taste different? Isn't it just regular sugar ground finer?


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