Artisan Greek Rare Vanilla Fir Raw Honey - 5kg

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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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10 July 2022
Alex
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Carob Honey/Vanilla pine honey.

Great honey! Works very well with porridge and Greek Yoghurt. So good to have honey that tastes as it should and no just sweet and syrupy. The Vanilla Fir honey is impressive a first for us but to be repeated.

C
24 June 2022
Clare
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best Ever Honey

I love honey and only want to buy organic raw single source honey. Yes it’s expensive but I ration myself. The honey of course is delicious and I will only ever buy honey from The Raw Honey Shop.

M
22 May 2022
MARTIN
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greek vanilla fir honey

Wow, what a nice tasting honey, i would definitely like more of this honey, I have mine on my weetabix with soya milk or Greek yogurt, yummy…

K
19 May 2022
Krystyna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Absolutely delicious

It is not too sweet, and the consistency resembles Canadian Maple syrup. I have to control myself not to eat it by the spoon. Otherwise I will have to re-order it too soon.

S
11 May 2022
Sue
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Vanilla Fir Raw Honey

Very nice honey and not too sweet

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4.8 Based on 81 Reviews
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74
4 ★
4% 
3
3 ★
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A
10 July 2022
Alex
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Carob Honey/Vanilla pine honey.

Great honey! Works very well with porridge and Greek Yoghurt. So good to have honey that tastes as it should and no just sweet and syrupy. The Vanilla Fir honey is impressive a first for us but to be repeated.

C
24 June 2022
Clare
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best Ever Honey

I love honey and only want to buy organic raw single source honey. Yes it’s expensive but I ration myself. The honey of course is delicious and I will only ever buy honey from The Raw Honey Shop.

M
22 May 2022
MARTIN
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greek vanilla fir honey

Wow, what a nice tasting honey, i would definitely like more of this honey, I have mine on my weetabix with soya milk or Greek yogurt, yummy…

K
19 May 2022
Krystyna
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Absolutely delicious

It is not too sweet, and the consistency resembles Canadian Maple syrup. I have to control myself not to eat it by the spoon. Otherwise I will have to re-order it too soon.

S
11 May 2022
Sue
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Vanilla Fir Raw Honey

Very nice honey and not too sweet