Tio Ramon (Uncle Ramon)
Raw Carob Honey - 1kg
Awarded a prestigious Top 50 Three-Star Prize in the Great Taste Awards 2017
According to the judges: "A dusky, earthy aroma which melts on the palate to reveal a wealth of flavours - indeed with chocolatey, caroby, bready notes. And more. Remarkable length with the merest edge of pleasant bitterness that prevents the honey cloying." and "A truly complex set of flavours which delight! Chocolate with a gentle bitterness and a real fullness on the tastebuds."
The 3-star award is valid for 3 years. 2019 has been the first year, since 2016 that Ramon's bees have been able to produce any of this honey. The Summers of 2017 and 2018 were too dry.
Ramon's raw carob honey is a beautiful, deep-tasting tree honey, with a warm chocolatey flavour and a hint of smoky wood. It tends to be a more complex and deeper tasting honey. It comes from bees feeding on carob trees in the Mediterranean, different from the blossom honeys as it has a more prominent taste. It does crystalise more quickly than some other tree honeys, and it has a lighter colour.
Colour: This particular honey is a medium brown amber shade when runny and turns to a creamy light brown when set.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of carob honey comes from the south of Aragon in Spain, a largely untouched, wild and diverse landscape.
What about the plant the honey comes from? The carob tree, also known as algarroba in Spanish is a flowering evergreen tree. It is actually a member of the pea family and produces beautiful tasting legumes which are often used as a low fat chocolate substitute. The trees are male and female and occasionally hermaphroditic Only the female trees produce the legumes. The trees flower in the late summer, early autumn. It is one of the last honeys of the year.
Who produces the honey? This carob honey comes from Uncle Ramon, a friendly, hip beekeeper with a passion for traditional methods of honey production. Ramon produces a wide variety of different honey, all completely raw with nothing added or taken away.
Common Uses: Carob honey is particularly good to use in recipes such as: glazes for meats, cakes, flapjacks, breads and teas.
Carob Honey Facts: Carob honey is a unique variety which is quite rare and difficult to find. It has beautiful dark amber colour and delicious chocolatey overtones.
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.
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*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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