Disclaimer: This post features item(s) received at no cost for reviewing purposes, but the opinions are mine and, as always, honest.
SocialNature never disappoints me! As always, I was excited to see an e-mail from them, saying I will be receiving three samples of raw manuka honey to try and review. I am a huge honey lover, but I have never heard of this specific kind of honey before, so I was anxious to test it out. How would it taste, would I like it?
While waiting for the samples to arrive, I read a bit about manuka honey and its benefits, as well as benefits of raw, unpasteurized honey.
Quoting from WebMD.com: Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions…Several recent studies show manuka honey is effective when used on top of wounds and leg ulcers. Studies also show it’s effective in fighting infection and promoting healing.
Benefits of honey are well known, and raw honey has a high pollen count, so this enhances its benefits. I don’t need much persuading to eat more honey, but I do recommend you read more about properties of honey, especially raw one.
Wedderspoon gets this honey directly from New Zealand, where it is gathered by bees from manuka flowers. Project is non-GMO, verified in USA. They guarantee 75% or higher Manuka pollen count in every jar.
The taste is a bit stronger than regular honey (stronger than meadow honey, less strong than forest/pine honey). It has a rich taste, but I don’t feel any special undertaste. It is sweet and creamy, tasty on its own, and perfect on my morning cereal!
I tried it also my favorite way, bread with butter and honey, and it was perfect, too. The third pouch I used as a face mask – there is a great recipe on Wedderspoon’s website.
Wedderspoon recommends this honey as a pre or post workout boost, with cheese, yogurt or fruit. They also have a few nice recipes on their website, out of which I really like these Blueberry Cream French Toast Roll-ups .
Actual product comes in a jar, but they sell these little pouches, too, and they are great to carry in your purse, if your sugar drops during the day (it happens to me sometimes).
All in all, great honey! Now I need to try other varieties they sell, too…
You can but this honey, along with other varieties and products from Wedderspoon’s website. I can share this offer with you: use code SOCIALNATURE on the website to get 20% off all Wedderspoon products, valid until January 31, 2017.
Do you eat raw honey or special types of honey? Would you try them?