- USDA Organic – sustainably harvested without antibiotics and pesticides
- Fairtrade to support farmers and their families around the world
- Non-GMO – No genetically modified organisms
- The World’s Best Honey!
Full, rich taste of honey without being overpowering or overly sweet – I like it!
I made whole wheat bread with Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Fair Trade Honey. I used the same amount of honey that I usually use, but I liked the result much better. It seemed to add a full, rich, taste, but was not overly sweet or “it is not sickly sweet” as another poster stated it. That means I am happy to use it again and again for baking bread, my main reason for buying honey.
I’m very pleased with this brand of honey and would gladly recommend it to those who want a full-bodied taste, but not an overpowering sweetness
You can taste the fairness…
My wife thought this had a slightly “off” flavor (she felt it tasted like molasses, actually) compared to the regular honey we buy at the supermarket, but I did not notice that.
Delicious Honey, Worth Trying
The only thing that would make me hesitate to purchase this product would be that we prefer raw honey for the nutritional value.
As far as the fair trade issue goes,it’s a nice thought, I approve of the humanitarian angle. However, we have plenty of bee keepers here in the USA selling wonderful raw honey, working very hard. Let’s give them a break and a dollar.
Bitter, not worth the money
We’ll probably use it all, but more out of a desire to not waste it by throwing it away. It’s not awful by any means, but at best a 3-star product, and really just a bit below that (thus the high 2-star rating). Others may like it – we don’t.
No reason not to award 5 stars – rich, sweet, dark – with a molasses-like after taste
I was a little surprised when I first saw the honey. It is much darker than most honey I’ve seen and used over the past several years – mainly clover and orange blossom honeys. I wasn’t wary, just surprised.
The honey has a deep color (darker than the color shown in the product description) and rich flavor. It is extremely sweet, and has a distinctive but not unpleasant aftertaste that is reminiscent of molasses. My college daughter, who considers herself something of a honey connoisseur, pronounced it good and even offered to take it off my hands 🙂
I also like the bottle. It is plastic and is designed to stand on its cap that has a no-flow plug. The honey is dispensed easily by gently squeezing the bottle.
All in all I think that this honey deserves 5 stars. Though the taste is a little different than North American honeys I’ve tried, it has a very good flavor and comes in an easy-dispensing plastic bottle.
We like it!
Much richer than typical clover honey
Honey has a strang smell
Not bad, not great
Great honey and great cause….
Delicious, non GMO and organic
I tried this honey just to see if it was a good as the description makes it sound. I’m really impressed! I love that it’s organic and non-GMO, and of course the fair trade aspect means the people who tend the bees are actually getting paid for the honey. The one downside is that it’s been pasteurized. But the flavor of this honey is the best part. It has a dark, rich taste that reminds me of molasses or sorghum. It was lovely on toast, much different than clover or apple blossom honey.
I wouldn’t buy this product for baking because it’s rather expensive ($8+ per 16 oz) but as a condiment at the table, I think we’ve found a new favorite.
Wonderful Honey, Very Strong Flavor but Very Pleasant
Good for you, good for the planet and tasty
If you can find something like this that suits your tastes and covers a lot of socio-political bases as well, why not buy it?
Great for baking!
Best Honey I Have Tasted
The packaging on this product is a little silly. I mean, I get that it’s supposed to make it easy to pour, especially when the bottle starts to get empty, but if the lid is just a molecule off, you get a sticky puddle and you lose some of the honey!
Keep the container with the lid up, and you’ve got yourself a lovely bottle of honey!
Dark honey, a little sweeter?
I use honey in tea. For me that is the main reason I buy it (other than the occasional recipe that calls for it). I enjoy at least 1 cup of tea a day with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey to sweeten it.
I have to say that this honey is beautifully dark. I don’t mean a shade darker than regular honey, but it was almost molasses colored! I thought that was pretty great because dark honey usually means very sweet honey. It also has this wonderful, rich scent.
For tonight’s tea, I decreased the honey to about 1 teaspoon to see where it measured and I don’t need any more than that. I don’t taste any difference in flavor, though. I thought there might be a little more clover to it or something to really make it distinct, but there just isn’t.
So, to sum:
Pros: Use less for same sweetness
The fact that it is Fair trade (no ripping off 3rd-world countries by paying them pennies)
Organic (be real, we have no clue what pesticides do to our bodies but are much sicker than our counterparts of 60 years ago)
Cons: Price — but not awful really. Local honey from vendors tends to be around the same price, though store brands are cheap but no telling where/who they come from.
Overall, I would probably buy it again. I know I feel better about having it to give to my daughter and a little less sweetener in my tea…
In the ideal, Organic Free Trade can be a very good thing. You can read more about it at Wikipedia if you like.
Certainly, organic processing does help to insure that our foods are free of harmful pesticides and other by-products.
This honey is certainly delicious and has a beautiful color. Very appetizing. Improve the taste of all your foods and beverages with this honey. Works well in both tea and coffee.