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Smath74
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I've never been a honey connoisseur, but it's always been just about my favorite sweetener. I never really thought about what kind I was getting so I just got whatever came in the bear at the grocery store. Recently though I've tried a couple of different types, and was wondering what others might be good. Here are a couple i've tried in the last few months:

Least Favorite: Orange blossom honey. Tasted too distinctively like oranges and gave an odd flavor (to me) to the honey.

Most Favorite: Mesquite honey. Wife got this at Trader Joe's, and it is fantastic. I don't have enough experience with describing the taste of honey to elaborate, but it didn't have a super distinct flavor, but it was very rich and... uhh... good. Almost a smokey flavor, but not sure if I imagined it since I associate mesquite with certain smokey bbq varieties.

12/10/2014 8:20:16 PM

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[Edited on December 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM. Reason : 1]

12/10/2014 8:40:19 PM

Bobby Light
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Depends what i'm using it for. If it's just to eat by itself (honey stick, etc.), you've gotta try a good Tupelo honey. nom.

12/10/2014 9:01:16 PM

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Sidr (Yemeni), the best honey you have never had!

Other good ones:

Acacia
Clover

Honey is something I buy from every country I visit, and have had some great honeys from England, Australia, Mauritius, and other places.

12/10/2014 9:17:12 PM

Mindstorm
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Blackberry. <3

[Edited on December 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM. Reason : Some folks at the farmer's market have it in the springtime I think. It's awesome.]

12/10/2014 9:20:46 PM

dweedle
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is there another kind?

12/10/2014 10:45:27 PM

BigMan157
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there's different types of honey?

12/10/2014 11:49:31 PM

GREEN JAY
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manuka is good


but none of y'all deserve to call NC home if you don't think Sourwood is the best

12/10/2014 11:51:27 PM

0EPII1
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^^ not kinds. varieties. (or varietals if you want to sound fancy)

the generic honey you get in supermarkets is a mix of honeys gathered from different flowers. similar to generic black tea which is a blend from tea grown in different countries, and chocolate which is made from beans from different countries.

the fun starts when you start when you start exploring single origin honeys, teas, chocolates, etc. that's when you start appreciating the foods and tasting the differences from one variety/region to another.

12/11/2014 12:50:49 AM

stategrad100
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Not honey, but while we're discussing sweet syrups ITT

I recommend agave and using it as you would use honey

Check it out.

12/11/2014 1:00:15 AM

0EPII1
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i love how agave tastes... unfortunately, it is mostly fructose and terrible for you

try yacon syrup... i haven't tried it, but is super healthy.

12/11/2014 1:06:24 AM

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I like Wildflower honey the best.

There is a brand that I've only seen in Whole Foods that I like the best, it called Weeks Honey Farm. Its a family owned bidness out of Georgia and they have a few flavors that are fantastic. I can recommend their Buckwheat and Wildflowers honeys.

12/11/2014 9:37:25 AM

Smath74
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we've experimented with using agave as a sweetener for our competition ribs.

12/11/2014 10:28:52 AM

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Quote :
"the generic honey you get in supermarkets is a mix of honeys gathered from different flowers. similar to generic black tea which is a blend from tea grown in different countries, and chocolate which is made from beans from different countries."

not here, the generic honey you get here probably has no honey in it

12/11/2014 11:47:17 AM

ShawnaC123
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I prefer to be called Sweetie rather than Honey. Thanks.

12/11/2014 11:52:11 AM

Krallum
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Mudhoney was a band before I was born.

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12/11/2014 11:53:59 AM

justinh524
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so in these different varieties of honeys, do they force the bee to only pollinate one type of flower?

that's pretty cruel.

12/11/2014 11:55:00 AM

Byrn Stuff
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best = sourwood

worst = clover

Clover honey has an awful bitter, herbaceous quality. I hate it

12/11/2014 11:55:03 AM

Krallum
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Klatypus knows about this stuff

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12/11/2014 11:55:50 AM

justinh524
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honey snobs ITT

12/11/2014 11:56:49 AM

Smath74
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in-laws brought popeye's chicken over for lunch one day and they brought "honey sauce" packets for the chicken. honey flavored corn syrup

12/11/2014 11:57:44 AM

acraw
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honey is one of those things where you think you dispensed it cleanly and carefully but then you find sticky stuff on your elbow and shit.

12/11/2014 11:59:32 AM

justinh524
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i don't usually touch my own shit, so i wouldn't know if it's sticky.

12/11/2014 12:01:07 PM

Krallum
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^Think about it like jizz

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12/11/2014 12:03:42 PM

StTexan
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Whats going rate for honeycomb? I went to local farmers market today, got honeycomb that originated about 20 miles from me, don’t have allergies that bad but read if you eat local honey, more likely to build a tolerance to many of the pollens in your area.

Had never tried honey comb until today…pretty steep, it was $15 for a pound. The raw local honey in a jar was $14. Normal stuff i get from walmart(raw organic great value brand) is “US, Brazil, Argentina” honey, which doesn’t sound appealing

4/17/2021 10:59:13 PM

The Coz
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I like that honey is the condiment that puts itself back into the container neatly (if you have good technique -- and I do).

4/17/2021 11:13:36 PM

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4/17/2021 11:17:32 PM

PaulISdead
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I got unfiltered berry honey at publicks for .88 will report back

4/17/2021 11:24:39 PM

StTexan
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After a little googling the past 20 or so minutes, i might have underestimated how much I was ingesting. I ate 25% of my 1lbs circle block of honeycomb. A serving size of similar product on walmart says 16 servings in a 4oz container, i ate 4oz today. Didn’t seem like a lot but i just put it in the vitamix. One website says if added to diet suddenly can give you stomach issues

4/17/2021 11:39:31 PM

dmspack
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" Had never tried honey comb until today…pretty steep, it was $15 for a pound. The raw local honey in a jar was $14."


I’m no expert but this sounds about average for the local stuff that’s not just from the grocery store.

4/18/2021 8:41:39 PM

PaulISdead
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Most local honey is stepped on

4/18/2021 8:56:25 PM

StTexan
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"I’m no expert but this sounds about average for the local stuff that’s not just from the grocery store."


the honey for sure. the honeycomb which i thought was high seems low actually, after checking amazon etc

4/21/2021 8:12:18 PM

Cabbage
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Anybody here ever tried mad honey?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayanotoxin

4/21/2021 9:00:58 PM

0EPII1
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^ that's interesting.

after reading the last 3 sections of the page, it is shocking that it is allowed to be exported to NA and Europe.

4/22/2021 12:40:30 AM

StTexan
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" manuka is good"


Got this at costco yesterday. Its on sale this month, normally 32, discount to 25. Umf 10+, mgo 263. Haven’t tried it yet

4/25/2021 6:17:37 PM

StTexan
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After much searching, and realizing the pound of local honeycomb I got was actually only 7 or 8oz, found someone with local honeycomb for 15/lbs. placed an order for 3lbs…but have to drive to motherfucking fort worth to get

5/2/2021 2:52:54 AM

0EPII1
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^ but you still paid for a pound? you should go back there and get your money back!

5/2/2021 5:21:19 AM

StTexan
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It was at a farmers market, i think they just slap sticker from liquid honey onto their comb honey. They don’t even sell comb honey on their website

5/2/2021 8:10:36 AM

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