The pros: Trader Joe's Honey with Honeycomb is new to shelves and adds to a decent selection of honey available on shelves.
The cons: Does not mention what type of honey you can expect to taste.
The verdict: It should be spring. But if you are in the Northeast, you know mother nature does not care what the calendar says. It seems like Elsa herself has been deciding our weather with three Nor'easters with a possible fourth one coming. Actually, as a school teacher it seems like Elsa has been hanging out way too much with Pestilence. I'm not even through March and the tissue supplies we had this year have all but vanished as well.
I'm not sure there is anything more soothing than a hot cup of tea during days like this. Or when everyone around you seems sick. Tea with honey is my preference. At this point, I've used up most of my annual supply from my Rainbow of Honey set. I do have other honey on the shelf, but I honestly enjoyed that set the most.
After trying this, I still enjoyed that set more.
Now, there is nothing wrong with this honey. But, this comes prepackaged with some added texture. Yes, there is a honey comb, but this honey comb and a fish scale like tendency. I'd get a spoon, but if I had any honey straight from that spoon I got some added texture from some of the combs that were coming of the main one in the jar. Mixed with a hot beverage that went away.
Now, if the Rainbow of Honey set taught me anything, it is how different honey can taste. This doesn't mention what type of honey is in this jar. It's a bit citrusy tasting. My best guess as to what type of honey it might be is a clover or an orange blossom honey. Without mentioning it on the jar, there is no real way of knowing. It could be a blend of honey for all I know. Until Trader Joe's posts it on their website, I'm not honestly sure. Bottom line was it wasn't too far away from the honey sold in a bear shape either.
Regardless, the honey is good, but it is one of the most expensive honey products that Trader Joe's sells in terms of weight. Yes, the Mostly Mesquite honey is more money, but I'm pretty sure it's bigger than a pound. The packaging does do a good job of showing off the golden contents and the comb sitting in the honey.
Now, while the honeycomb is a nice touch, but I was kind of at a loss as what to do with it. So a little bit of googling and some time on Food Network revealed that yes, honeycomb is edible. And yes, they give lots of suggestions on what to do with it.
The bits I got did not make me want to pursue that idea any further. For $6.49 it's a nice honey that you are paying a premium for to have the honeycomb still sitting in it. The packaging is simple but does show off this natural wonder. Honey is a premium product and the real stuff just does not come cheap.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The jar of Trader Joe's Honey with Honeycomb:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? No, I would not buy Trader Joe's Honey with Honeycomb again. It was good honey, but I just did not care for the comb. I think I would be better off with something without any texture.
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