Artisan Greek Rare Vanilla Fir Raw Honey - 1kg - Out of Stock

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What makes Vanilla Fir special?

  • It also has a much lower level of sugars than other honeys, being particularly low in glucose meaning it usually never crystallises.
  • Vanilla Fir only comes from the region of Mount Mainalo in the Peleponnese in Greece, no where else in the world.
  • It isn't produced every year. 2019 is a good year but other years there is little or none available.
  • This honey is exceptionally low in moisture - just over 14% (we had our batch analysed).
  • It is the only Greek honey with Protected Designation of Origin - this is the only place in the world you will find this honey.

This is a honey that I thought we would never find - it is very rare and very highly valued and stock is normally snapped up in advance.  However, this year has been a good year for honey (so there is more available) and Thomas has persuaded his cousin/friend Giotis (never quite sure of the distinction in Greece, Thomas seems to have a lot of cousins!).

Giotis lives close to Mount Mainlo and has agreed to supply some Vanilla Fir via Thomas. So that is how we are able to introduce Vanilla Fir to you from the Black Fir tree that grows on Mount Mainalo in the Peleponnese in Greece. I wouldn't normally sell honey from a beekeeper I haven't met but Thomas has vouched for him and I have had the honey analysed (and that's all good, no heating and it has all the key characteristics of a Vanilla Fir). This honey has been granted Protected Designation of Origin, because of its uniqueness and rarity. It comes from no where else in the world apart from the area around Mount Mainalo. 

Flavour: Thomas' Raw Greek Vanilla Fir honey Vanilla fir is a thick, earthy, creamy honeydew honey which has a flavour with hints of vanilla and caramel. 

Colour: When runny, the colour of this honey is quite light, with shades of pearl or caramel. 

Where it comes from: This honey only comes from the fir forests of Mount Mainalon in the Peloponnese in the region of Arcadia, no where else in the world. This is where the rare Black Fir tree grows.

More on honeydew honey: Fir tree honey is known as a honeydew, because it is from the sap and resin of the tree not from flower nectar. Honeydews are high in oligosaccharides, which are known for their prebiotic qualities- aiding digestion.

About the beekeeper: It was brought to us by Thomas and his cousin, who has the hives for the Vanilla Fir honey. Thomas is a young Greek beekeeper, who is planning to take over his family's hives, which are in secluded forest glades in and around mountains of central Greece. He has great enthusiasm for raw honey and natural hive products.

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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LD
09 December 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another joy of a honey.

I have bought this honey for a second time which is a true recommendation. It is joyful and transports one to Greece.

MF
03 December 2021
Moshe
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Artisan Vanilla Fir Raw Honey

I absolutely loved this honey! Taste very good not too sweet and with beautiful colour,and consistency. I’m going to buy it again when I finish this jar. Many thanks.

RO
03 November 2021
Ron
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Vanilla Fir.

Very smooth and creamy. Sumptious !

JR
11 October 2021
Jean
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Real Taste Of Vanilla

Another excellent Raw Honey

LD
19 September 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Superb

Opening that bottle there is an aroma which brings back childhood memories of walks in the forest. A truly amazing honey.

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4.8 Based on 73 Reviews
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LD
09 December 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another joy of a honey.

I have bought this honey for a second time which is a true recommendation. It is joyful and transports one to Greece.

MF
03 December 2021
Moshe
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Artisan Vanilla Fir Raw Honey

I absolutely loved this honey! Taste very good not too sweet and with beautiful colour,and consistency. I’m going to buy it again when I finish this jar. Many thanks.

RO
03 November 2021
Ron
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Vanilla Fir.

Very smooth and creamy. Sumptious !

JR
11 October 2021
Jean
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Real Taste Of Vanilla

Another excellent Raw Honey

LD
19 September 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Superb

Opening that bottle there is an aroma which brings back childhood memories of walks in the forest. A truly amazing honey.