We all have a sweet tooth, even those that claim not to. Natural sweeteners are sweeping the nation, so to speak, but where does that leave you? Are you unsure of which one to pick?
Rich and very sweet. Molasses has a unique taste with a hint of bitterness (the good kind!).
4 stars. Molasses is great but overpowering, it is best used in certain recipes.
What is it?
Ah, honey. My favorite! Honey is produced by honey bees and derived from the nectar of flowers. The brand of my liking is Raw Apitherapy Honey by Honey Gardens. This honey is completely raw: unheated and unfiltered. From the web site; "The honey is liquid when it comes out of the honeycomb in the summer and crystallizes into a creamy, spreadable texture in the fall." The color varies depending on which flowers the bees have been pollinating. Sometimes the honey is almost a white, milky color and at other times it is more yellow and sometimes almost orange. Honey is truly the nectar of life, and when the company practices responsible beekeeping, the benefit is to both us and the bees. When purchasing raw honey, please note that companies can and do label the honey raw but still filter it once and heat it to no more than 118 degrees fahrenheit. Honey Gardens honey is not filtered and not heated, at all. You can find it at some Whole Foods Markets.
Honey varies in taste depending on what the bees have been pollinating. There is orange blossom honey, which has a slight citrus spark. Raw honey tastes very sweet with a hint of earthyness. It's not very noticable, but it's there. It's the taste of all the hard work the bees put into making the honey, and all the unique and distinct flavors of different pollens.
The spin on Splenda: