KATZ WILD BLACKBERRY HONEY 16 oz. (that is one pound!) $15
About Our Wild Blackberry Honey:
We are very lucky this year to have Wild Blackberry Honey again! We heard from a beekeeper friend that he had quite a few hives he could share with us from the Pacific Northwest where these berry bushes grow in abundance.
What a treat...a real gift of Mother Nature for us all! The bottom line is this light amber offering is distinctive, full flavored, and definitely worthy of its lofty place in the honey world. Take advantage of this ephemeral treat while it lasts.
The Honey and Pollination Center at UC Davis has come out with a new Honey Flavor Wheel. We sat down to taste the new batch of KATZ Branches Wild Blackberry Honey to see how our 'receptors' matched with the 'Wheel.'
Here are some of our tasting notes:
Flavors ranging from melon, to pear, to butterscotch, and yes to berries, aroma of sweet spices (cinnamon) and vanilla, with a rich and smooth texture…all lovely and satisfying! Amazing how much of our tasting notes matched the Flavor Wheel…cool!
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: With a distinctive fruit flavor, this honey will make a perfect spread for warm toast and muffins, or a good addition to marinades and dressings.
“Fantastic honey is like a superb wine: sophisticated, complex, distinctive.” Oprah Magazine
About Our Honey
Bees produce honey from the nectar of blooming plants, but the nectar produced by one flower will be different than that of another flower. Our mission is to seek out distinctive California flora which produce honeys that have the qualities in aroma, taste, texture and color reflective of their particular species of flower.
All of our honeys are gathered directly from the hives and bottled unpasteurized, thus maintaining the multitude of health benefits associated with honey that are often lost in traditional commercial honey from overheating to eliminate crystallization.
As many of you know, it has become increasingly difficult for the fantastically hard-working honeybees to gather the nectar from dwindling floral sources given the drought in California, the ongoing impact of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the increasingly harmful effects of habitat loss. We work closely with beekeeper friends to bring you the highest quality and best tasting honey that is currently available.
Please note: Crystallization is normal for unheated and unfiltered honey such as ours, but honey is good forever because its antibiotic properties keep it from spoiling. You can improve the quality of crystallized honey by placing the opened jar in hot water bath and stirring it until it liquefies.