May, 2015

 

Made with Honey Products Capitalize on Varietals

Did you know there are more than 300 varieties of honey in the United States? These Made With Honey products take advantage of honey’s many flavor profiles.

YouBar Cookie Dough Bar

The mother and son team of Ava Bise and Anthony Flynn launched Youbar in 2006 in Los Angeles. Youbar is a custom-made bar, made to each customer’s preferences and allergies. The company is now offering its most popular flavor combinations, including the Cookie Dough Bar. Made with organic clover honey, this bar tastes just like licking the batter from the bowl.

Stonyfield Organic Nonfat Greek Frozen Yogurt in Honey

Stonyfield Farms was founded in 1983 on a small New Hampshire farm. The founders were trying to raise money to start an organic farming school so they started selling yogurt from their farm. The yogurt business grew quicker than their school, so they turned their attention solely to yogurt. Stonyfield Organic has added different product lines since their founding, including Greek frozen yogurt. Made with wildflower honey, Stoneyfield Organic Nonfat Greek Frozen Yogurt in Honey is a sweet way to treat yourself.

Heavenly Organics Chocolate Mint Honey Pattie

Founded in 2004 in Fairfield, Iowa, Heavenly Organics is committed to growing, producing and distributing organic food ingredients and products. Amit Hooda was inspired to create the company after seeing the work his agronomist father did to help educate farmers about sustainable agriculture. Heavenly Organics produces a Chocolate Mint Honey Pattie that is made with white honey and has a minty center covered in dark chocolate.

Willa’s Shortbread Orange Blossom Honey Shortbread

Willa’s Shortbread has been creating shortbread and cheese biscuits for more than 30 years. This family-owned business is located in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee and uses traditional southern recipes for its products. Honey is featured in most of the company’s shortbread cookies. Each flavor uses a different honey varietal and flavor offerings change depending on the seasonal availability. Willa’s Orange Blossom Honey shortbread is light, has notes of citrus and is sweet like the honey in its name.

Swashbuckler Buckwheat Honey Porter 

The pirate-inspired Swashbuckler Brewing Company produces handcrafted ales and lagers in Manheim, Pa. The brewery’s Buckwheat Honey Porter is made with buckwheat honey and has delicious hints of rum and raisin.

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Honey FAQ: The Three Forms of Honey Thursday, May 28th, 2015

 

Most people think of liquid when they think of honey. But did you also know honey can come in a dried and whipped/cremed form?

Honey’s three forms give the ingredient even more versatility in its flavor and functionality.

Liquid Honey: This is the most common type of honey in general, and is extracted from the honey comb by centrifugal force, gravity or straining. Liquid honey is free of visible crystals.

Dried Honey: This type of honey is derived from pure liquid honey, but includes processing aids and other ingredients, such as bran. To make this type of honey, liquid honey is dried to a low moisture content and converted to a free-flowing product. Dried honey must contain more than 50% honey, and comes in powders, flakes and granules.

Whipped / Cremed Honey: To create this sweet form of honey, liquid honey is whipped into a crystallized state, resembling a spread like butter or jelly.

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Honey Bee Fun Facts Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

 

Honey bees are amazing insects, responsible for not only pollinating so many crops we rely on for food, but also for making delicious honey!

Did you also know…

There are 10,000 species of bees. Only one species produces honey.

15 mph is the top speed of some honey bees.

Honey bees can flap their wings 12,000 times per minute.

A worker bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.

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