Archive for March, 2013

Favorite Three Products of the Month
Friday, March 29th, 2013

Each month we search far and wide for exciting new food and beverage products with honey to add to your table. With March’s Natural Products Expo West bringing a bevy of appetizing honey-filled delights, we picked our top three movers and shakers of the month.

1. No Opportunity Wasted Bars
TV personality Phil Keoghan made a live appearance at the Expo to talk about his bars and his love for Manuka honey. Signing an autograph with “Love Honey,” Keoghan could do no wrong in our book.

2. Karoun Dairies Greek Honey Yogurt
Staying on trend with the Greek Yogurt variety, this yogurt made its debut at the Expo.

3. McCann’s Irish Oatmeal Madagascar Vanilla Bean with Honey
One of the most unique food stations at the Expo was a sampling bar of McCann’s Irish Oatmeal. The Madagascar Vanilla Bean with Honey was delicious, therefore it makes our top three list.

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Hard Candy Ingredients Blend Classic with New
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 reports that hard candy sales are up with companies mixing things up and expanding their product lines.  New launches are happening, flavor varieties are staying consistent, however, more customization and flavor fusions are on trend for hard candy in 2013.

In fact, honey, an ingredient with thousands of years of history, can even be transformed into a new trend for the candy industry. John Rowe CEO of Island Abbey Foods Ltd. says that the company created the world’s first method to put honey into a solid form. The process took them 15 years to perfect.

Island Abbey Foods recently launched its Honibe Honey Delights sucker, a lollipop version of its Honey Delights candy. In staying on the flavor variety trend, the most popular one is Honey Lemon.

Hard candy with honey also made a showing at this year’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., with Queen Bee Gardens providing plenty of samples of their gourmet honey candies and confections.


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Droga Chocolates Put Your Money on Honey Chocolates
Friday, March 22nd, 2013

money on honey, honey caramels, Droga ChocolatesDroga’s honey caramels include dark chocolate and sea salt. They are sweetened with California wildflower honey, enrobed in premium dark chocolate from Guittard, blended with organic cream and butter from Straus Family Creamery and sprinkled with French fleur de Sel sea salt.

Michelle Crochet started Droga Chocolates in 2007 in San Francisco. Inspired by her mother’s homemade candy and after spending three years as a food buyer, she started combining nostalgic flavors with modern twists. Lisa Albani joined Droga as Michelle’s partner in 2012.

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