It seems like we are on an endless search! I refer to “we” as the chefs and foodies of the world and this “endless search” is a treasure hunt for new ingredients, tools and culinary techniques, one that we constantly evolving due to the fact that we are continuously finding “treasures”. One of my latest and sweetest (excuse the pun) discoveries has been Grampa’s Gourmet Honey. As a disclaimer, I must say that I write for Grampa’s Honey blog, but reviews will always be 100% based on personal tastes and experience.
Grampa’s Gourmet Honey produces pure, raw varietal honey in the San Luis Valley, on the border of Colorado and New Mexico. Their honey “goes straight from the hive into the jar, just like gramps usta make.” They are packaged in reusable glass jars, with a card that details the honey variety as well as pairing ideas. The simple packaging makes it even more attractive, playing up “the way gramps usta make it” style. Below are the honeys offered:
Clover Honey: unlike your usual clover honey, this one has a few subtle flavors uncommon to clovers, such as a hint of citrus. Great for adding to green tea or baked goods, as it won’t affect the end flavor as much as the stronger honeys.
Tamarisk Honey: talking about stronger honeys, this one is a thick, molasses colored honey that will remind you of dark beer and licorice. Sourced from Tamarisk Tree flowers, this honey pairs well with blue cheese.
White Honey: this is the clover honey, crystallized under optimal conditions and resulting in a honey that won’t run off your toast. Perfect for slathering on muffins, breads or scones! The rich texture compliments the sweet flavors, and who doesn’t love to spread the honey love?
Desert Wildflower Honey (Seasonal): a reddish hue infuses this honey, with flavors of mesquite rounding out the sweeteness. Sourced from cactus flowers all over the Chiricahua desert.
Chamiso Honey (Seasonal): my favorite of the set, this honey has marked citrus peel flavors which is a nice addition to it. Make a syrup to drizzle into drinks or infuse cakes with, as well as pairing it with cheeses like Smoked Gouda.
To order Grampa’s Gourmet Honey, visit http://www.grampashoney.com/
Need some honey-inspired recipes? Check out the following delicious links!
- Coach Oat’s Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars
- BraveTart’s Honey Poached Beets
- Sumptuous Spoonfuls’ Fruit Pizzas with Honey-Lime Cream
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