This is my third review & giveaway from Mohawk Valley Trading Company, you can read the other two reviews here and here. For this review I am featuring their raw honey. The flavors I got to review were Buckwheat Honey, Tulip Poplar-Black Locust Honey, & Wildflower Honey.
First off I love their packaging, in clear glass jars, very simple and old fashioned. It really made the colors of the honey speak for themselves. When I opened each jar the scent was wonderful. Each fragrance was strong and different.
Tulip Poplar-Black Locust Honey – From about the last week of October thru April some of their hives are trucked to The Delmarva Peninsula to winter over in a milder climate and to get an earlier start in the spring than they would in Upstate NY. Tulip Poplar and Black Locust trees bloom about the same time down there and this honey is derived form the nectar of their blossoms.
Wildflower Honey – Wildflower honey, also known as polyfloral honey, is derived from the nectar of numerous species of flowers or blossoms. The taste, aroma and flavor will vary from season to season, depending on which flowers are dominant at the time the nectar is collected.
I also got to try a honeycomb, which you can see a picture of in this review. Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contains raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive. The honey is not for sale at this time because the conditions were very poor for comb honey this year.
We used each of them on many things. Some of our favorites were:
- mixed with yogurt
- in hot and cold tea
- on toast or bagels
- with oatmeal
I also made a salad dressing from the Wildflower Honey that was super easy to make and delicious. It turned out very creamy and tangy. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.