Archive for February, 2014

Honey Sesame Crunch Bites
Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Honey Sesame Crunch Bites

Nuts.com brings consumers Honey Sesame Crunch Bites, which are individually wrapped.

Sesame seeds and honey are mixed in a candy that contains approximately 80 pieces per pound. There is one gram of protein in each serving.

In 1929, “Poppy” Sol walked away from the bank with a loan to start his own business—The Newark Nut Company. Still family-owned, the company consists of David, Sandy, Kenny and Jeffrey, and now goes by Nuts.com, which is based in Cranford, N.J.

 

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From bee to bottle
Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Have you ever stopped and thought about how honey is made?

The journey from bee to hive to bottle is quite remarkable, taking place in an environment free from added preservatives, flavoring and coloring.

From Bee

Honey gets its start as flower nectar, which is collected by bees, naturally broken down into simple sugars and stored in honeycombs. The unique design of the honeycomb, coupled with constant fanning by the bees’ wings, causes evaporation to take place, creating the thick, sweet liquid we know as honey.

To Hive

Beekeepers harvest honey by collecting the honeycomb frames and scraping off the wax cap that bees make to seal off honey in each cell. Once the caps are removed, the frames are placed in an extractor — a centrifuge that spins the frames, forcing honey out of the comb. The honey is spun to the sides of the extractor, where gravity pulls it to the bottom and it can be collected.

To Bottle

After the honey is extracted, it is strained to remove any remaining pieces of wax or other particles. Some beekeepers and bottlers might heat the honey to make it easier to strain, but this does nothing to alter the liquid’s natural composition. It only makes the straining process easier and more effective.

After straining, it’s time to bottle, label and distribute the honey to retail outlets. Whether the container is glass or plastic, or purchased at the grocery store or farmers market, if the ingredient label says pure honey, you can rest assured that nothing was added, from bee to hive to bottle.

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Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate Minis with Honey and Almond Nougat
Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Toblerone’s classic Milk Chocolate with Honey Minis, blended with almond nougat, are individually wrapped and made with honey, milk chocolate, cocoa butter, milk fat and egg whites.

Jean Tobler owned his own confectionery shop in Bern, Switzerland, in 1868. He handed the company over to his son Theodor Tobler in 1900, who invented a unique chocolate bar with his cousin Emil Baumann. Now, more than 100 years later, Toblerone is thriving, named for a play on the Italian word “Torrone,” which means honey and almond nougat.

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