Raw Organic Chestnut Honey - 1kg

Crystallised
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Antonio's Raw Organic Chestnut Honey is a deep and malty-tasting tree honey.

It has a beautiful, rich and nutty flavour, which many people adore.

This honey comes from bees feeding on sweet chestnut trees.

It is quite different from the blossom varieties which are light and subtle - this is dark and more potent. 

More on the flavour: Antonio's raw organic chestnut honey is a beautiful, deep-flavoured variety. It has slight caramel notes as well as a deep sweetness and a touch of bitterness too. The nutty flavour of the chestnut carries through as well as a taste a little similar to maple syrup but slightly more rich and malty. Chestnut can lend a bitter taste to honey but not always, it is known to be one of the most varied types of honey in taste, differing greatly from one area to another and from one season to the next.

Colour of this batch : Mid to dark brown, a slight red in the light.  Going a paler caramel colour when crystallised.

Where does the honey come from?  This variety of chestnut honey comes from the mountains around Burgos in northern-central Spain.

Who produces the honey?  The bees of Antonio Simone, a 4th generation beekeeper who takes pride in producing honey in a traditional way without adding or taking away anything.

Antonio's hives are mainly based in the mountains north of Madrid. His beekeeping practices and the land he has his hives on have been certified as organic by the Committee of Organic Agriculture in Madrid

What about the plant the honey comes from? The sweet chestnut tree, also known as Castano in Spanish, is a large deciduous tree which produces edible nuts. The bees feed on the tree's sap and blossoms.

Common Uses: Chestnut honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: cakes, cookies, desert toppings, ice creams, warm honey teas, salads and meat glazes.  Also, it is delicious poured over cheeses. This is because of the rich, nutty and malty flavour it lends.

More Chestnut Honey Facts: Chestnut honey is often higher in fructose than other types, this serves as good source of energy. Hence, a spoon of chestnut honey helps to relieve fatigue immediately.

Please note that this current batch of Chestnut does appear to be crystalising very quickly.  If you have found that your honey has started to crystalise and you would prefer it liquid you can do this:-

Put it on a radiator and drape a tea towel over the jars.

Then leave it overnight. If it's not liquid by morning then leave it a little longer.

You might think that the heat from this process will damage the honey - the important thing is that you don't heat the honey beyond 40 degrees (which is how hot the hive can get in the summer when the bees are at work evaporating moisture to thicken the honey).

If the radiators are very hot then put something like a book under the jars and then drape a tea towel over the jars.

The book will protect the honey from direct heat above 40 degrees from the radiator and the tea towel will ensure that hot air can circulate around the honey helping to liquefy it.

For more information on the composition of raw honey please see the Wikipedia link here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey

Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.

About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.

Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!


*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*

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HK
21 April 2022
Hamna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love it

Love it. Have it in my daily porridge. Will be trying more products once this is over. Yum!

JW
19 April 2022
Jane
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Raw Organic Chestnut Honey

Still my absolute favourite from the raw honey shop! Thank you

20 April 2022

The Raw Honey Shop

Thanks Jane - the Chestnut is one of our favourites too! Thanks so much for the 5* Review.

I
19 April 2022
Ioanna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Honey contains additional glucose

I think I even one star is quite a high rating for the honey I received. The last time I ordered the honey was completely solid and no matter how many times I tried exposing it to a higher temperature the honey would remain in a sold form - indication that glucose has been added. I have ordered multiple times and never had an issue but after the last time purchase I won’t be ordering again.

21 April 2022

The Raw Honey Shop

Thankyou for your review, we do appreciate the honesty of your feedback. Firstly we are really sorry that your honey arrived in a crystallised state and for all the issues that you experienced in trying to make this runny. We can absolutely assure you that there is never anything added to these honeys. All honey crystallises. Some types of honey (eg: acacia) take much longer than other types, but this is a completely natural process that will happen to all honeys sooner or later. We do try to indicate on each variety on the website if the current state is runny or crystallised so its always best to check. Ultimately we do not want our customers to be unhappy with any honey that they buy from us, so please do get in touch and we would be happy to either refund or replace this jar for you.

DB
17 April 2022
DOROTHY
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chestnut Honey

New bottles were a lot more runny and a lot lighter in colour than the last purchase.

SS
04 April 2022
Silke
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent honey

Delivered quickly, well packed, good information on website about all products, delicious honey with lovely deep flavour

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4.8 Based on 233 Reviews
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HK
21 April 2022
Hamna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love it

Love it. Have it in my daily porridge. Will be trying more products once this is over. Yum!

JW
19 April 2022
Jane
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Raw Organic Chestnut Honey

Still my absolute favourite from the raw honey shop! Thank you

20 April 2022

The Raw Honey Shop

Thanks Jane - the Chestnut is one of our favourites too! Thanks so much for the 5* Review.

I
19 April 2022
Ioanna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Honey contains additional glucose

I think I even one star is quite a high rating for the honey I received. The last time I ordered the honey was completely solid and no matter how many times I tried exposing it to a higher temperature the honey would remain in a sold form - indication that glucose has been added. I have ordered multiple times and never had an issue but after the last time purchase I won’t be ordering again.

21 April 2022

The Raw Honey Shop

Thankyou for your review, we do appreciate the honesty of your feedback. Firstly we are really sorry that your honey arrived in a crystallised state and for all the issues that you experienced in trying to make this runny. We can absolutely assure you that there is never anything added to these honeys. All honey crystallises. Some types of honey (eg: acacia) take much longer than other types, but this is a completely natural process that will happen to all honeys sooner or later. We do try to indicate on each variety on the website if the current state is runny or crystallised so its always best to check. Ultimately we do not want our customers to be unhappy with any honey that they buy from us, so please do get in touch and we would be happy to either refund or replace this jar for you.

DB
17 April 2022
DOROTHY
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chestnut Honey

New bottles were a lot more runny and a lot lighter in colour than the last purchase.

SS
04 April 2022
Silke
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent honey

Delivered quickly, well packed, good information on website about all products, delicious honey with lovely deep flavour