It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without chocolate. But add honey to that chocolate and this cozy little holiday becomes unforgettable. We suggest marrying our single varietal raw honeys with the bold, single estate & single-origin chocolate from Mast Brothers. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, these chocolates are made from the finest cacao in the world. We sat down with Mast Brothers and did a tasting exploratory and we were all amazed at how the honeys and chocolates melded to bring out the hidden and unexpected flavor notes in each other. Like any great couple, we are wonderful on our own, and we make each other even better.
Here are the first two perfect pairings:
Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover Honey and Madagascar Dark Chocolate
This organic cacao is sourced from a single farm in Madagascar’s northwest coast. With notes of blood orange, raspberry and red wine, Madagascar is heavenly when paired with our Sweet Yellow Clover. The bright and bittersweet chocolate beautifully complements this raw honey’s notes of butter, cinnamon and cardamom, creating a hedonistic indulgence just begging to be shared.
Maine Wild Raspberry Honey and Papua New Guinea Dark Chocolate
While light and floral, our Wild Raspberry Raw Honey also has a natural whisper of cocoa butter. This honey provides the perfect feminine counterpoint to the bold Papua New Guinea dark chocolate with notes of hickory smoked bacon and aged scotch. The combination is incendiary, creating an explosion of raspberry at the finish.
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Couldn't hurt. We're not scientists or chemists here at Bee Raw—we're in this for the taste and the enjoyment of how simple, pure ingredients have the power to change the foods we eat. But, it is encouraging to know that researchers have isolated two compounds in our new chamomile tea that, according to several studies, increase the levels of hippurate (a breakdown product of certain plant-based compounds known as phenolics, some of which have been associated with increased antibacterial activity) and glycine (an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms) in the human body.
Why on earth could this matter to you in your busy day? Well, these two compounds are directly related to chamomile's said ability to boost your immuse system and relax and calm you. Now, I don't know about you but I do feel a sense of warmth and calmess after I have a warm cup of chamomile tea. And adding my star thistle honey to it?
Like I often write—we're in this for the sheer pleasure of good tasting foods that compliment your life. But, hey, if it's true that our chamomile tea will take the edge off of your hectic day? Will help you sleep just a bit better because of it's inherent properties? Then I call that a nice bonus.
From our table to yours. Enjoy<em>—Zeke.
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Honey to the Rescue. It's seems we've all been ravaged by that post holiday hangover—via the common cold. Soar throats, chills.
For at least 2700 years, honey has been used to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained. Why? Honey contains copper, iron, silica, vitamin B, manganese, chlorine, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, aluminum and magnesium.
Depending on the part of the country our honey comes from it will vary in mineral content, but one thing is for sure, all are rich in nature's gift to the only thing that matters at the end of the day: your health.—The Buzz.
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