June 27, 2014

Maple Syrup and Raw Honey Review and Giveaway






I was contacted by Mohawk Valley Trading Company a few weeks ago with the most incredible offer- they wanted me to review some of their raw honey and maple syrup products!  Well, they didn't have to ask me twice... I was all over it :)




I was sent the Raw Orange Blossom Honey, Raw Buckwheat Honey, and Pure Maple Syrup.   If these sound amazing- they are!!  They also sell comb honey- the rawest honey available.  I've never had this, but it sounds decadent and wonderful.

It was really interesting to learn about their products, and processes of making things.  For instance, Mohawk Valley specializes in honey made mostly from nectar of particular blossoms or flowers.  This gives each honey a different flavor...  So their blueberry blossom honey bees are transported all the way to Maine to get nectar from blueberry bushes.  Similarly, the orange blossom honey derives from bees in Florida, frolicking around in orange trees.  So cool!


Mohawk Valley Raw honey and maple syrup



OKAY, SO!!  Let's talk about how it tastes.

My first thought was to make honey with biscuits.  I haven't had this in such a long time, and it was such a great excuse to do it.  You can of course make your own, but these are just store bought.  Pop them in the oven, give them a pat of butter, and dribble on the good stuff.

It was interesting to have different versions to compare, as I've mostly only had the store-bought stuff.   But I can see why people shell out for better quality.  Aside from just being delicious, you can use raw honey for its health benefits.  The catch is it must be raw- which means no heating or pasteurization.  Heat unfortunately destroys the good-for-you properties which you want... all the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and aromatics, etc.

Both honeys definitely are sweeter and fresher than anything you can find at the supermarket.  The buckwheat honey is dark and rich, and almost has a molasses-like quality.  The orange blossom honey is golden and super sweet.

Is gorgeous a word that can be used to describe food?  These flavors are simply gorgeous...


As for the pure maple syrup- is there anything better?  The process of making pure maple syrup is intense...   Theirs comes from sugar maple sap, and has double the sugar content of other maple species... around 2%  (This is a good thing!!)  They also sell maple sugar, which looks a lot like brown sugar, and is basically crystallized maple syrup.  Yum!

Of course I opted to have it traditionally on pancakes :)



Raw honey and maple syrup



Now for the... G I V E A W A Y!! 

One of my readers has the chance to win the same pack of honeys and syrups that I got. So the winner will recieve:

+ One, 1lb Glass Jar of Raw Orange Blossom Honey
+ One, 1lb Glass Jar of Raw Buckwheat Honey
+ 16 oz. Glass Bottle of Pure Maple Syrup


R U L E S

+ Must be a Chantilly blog follower
+ 18 or older to enter
+ Substitutions may apply
+ US Only
+ Check out Rafflecopter Terms & Conditions for full contest

Cant to wait to see if you won? Receive a 15% discount on all The Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Honey, Maple Syrup 100% Pure Beeswax Candles , Handmade Soap and Natural Skin Care Products from 6/27/14 to 7/4/14 with the Coupon Code “Chantillysongs Raw Honey and Maple Syrup Giveaway”


GOOD LUCK!!

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80 comments

  1. i would love to try the blueberry blossom honey

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  2. I would love to try the Raw Apple Blossom Honey! That sounds delicious!
    Erika W.

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  3. Blueberry and buckwheat!!

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  4. Ooh the raw apple blossom honey sounds divine!

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  5. I'm sure I'd like their apple blossom honey.

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  6. mm, pure maple syrup is my favorite!

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  7. Apple blossom honey! Mmmmmm!

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  8. I would love to try the orange blossom and the wildflower honey.

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  9. My favorite honey is Summer Wildflower! I'm transported just thinking about it - and the recipes - how special it will make people feel when I make something with it just for them!

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  10. I'd like to try the Apple Blossom Honey. I'm salivating just imagining it!

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  11. The Wild Flower Honey
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  12. My favorite is the GoldenRod Honey! I would love to try this honey in my tea!

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  13. I think I'd like the wildflower one but I like pretty much all honeys!

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  14. I'd love to try their Orange Blossom honey. The Apple Blossom honey sounds great, too.

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  15. I like the Wildflower Honey.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I live in Florida so I'd love to try the Orange Blossom Honey.

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  17. I like the Apple Blossom honey.

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  18. I would like to try the raw apple blossom honey

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  19. I like the Raw Orange Blossom Honey.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. I love the Raw Orange Blossom Honey... Looks yummy!

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  21. Hi! Their Blueberry Blossom Honey sounds delicious! I'd love to have it on toast. Thank-you!

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  22. My favorite honey is the Summer Wildflower Honey.

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  23. I would like to try the Raw Tulip Poplar/Black Locust honey. What a unique concept!

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  24. i would love to try the goldenrod honey.

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  25. I would like the summer wildflower honey.

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  26. I like the orange blossom honey!

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  27. I'd like to try the Apple Blossom Honey.

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  28. I haven't tried them yet but the first one I'd try would be the Summer Wildflower Honey.

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  29. Mmmm orange blossom!!!

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  30. I would love the honeycomb honey. My grandparents kept bees when I was a kid and there was nothing like the honey from the honey comb!

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  31. I think I would absolutely love the Blueberry Blossom Honey!

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  32. I like apple blossom honey

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  33. I would love to try the orange blossom or the honey comb honey!

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  34. Goldenrod honey sounds really good!

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  35. I haven't tried it! But would love to try the wildflower!

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  36. I would love to try the summer Wildflower Honey

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  37. I like the Apple Blossom Honey

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  38. My favorite honey of theirs is the Wildflower Comb Honey but, unfortunately, it is currently out of stock.

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  39. Being from Florida, I would say that the Orange Blossom Honey would be my favorite honey.

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  40. I'm most used to orange blossom honey, but I'd love to try any other variety

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  41. The orange blossom for sure.

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  42. Blueberry Blossom sounds amazing!

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  43. I would love to try the Apple Blossom.

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  44. The Wild Blueberry Blossom Honey sounds awesome!

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  45. I haven't tried it, but Summer Wildflower Honey sounds delicious!

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  46. Raw Apple Blossom Honey sounds really good.

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  47. I'd love to try the Summer Wildflower Honey. ~ Emily S.

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  48. Oh wow- these sound amazing. I'm craving breakfast now :)

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  49. Oooh, the blueberry blossom honey sounds amazing!

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  50. The Raw Sunflower-Summer Wildflower Honey sounds yummy!

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  51. I have not tried it yet but the orange blossom honey sounds great. Thank you

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  52. I'd like to try the Wildflower Honey

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  53. Wildflower honey or apple blossom appeal to me.

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  54. Wildflower honey sounds really yummy

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  55. The Summer Wildflower Honey sounds really good.

    traytray2313(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. My favorite is the Raw Orange Blossom Honey.

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  57. Summer wildflower honey

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  58. I love the sound of the Raw Sunflower Honey!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  59. I would like to try the apple blossom honey.

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  60. summer wildflower honey and also would love to try all of them!

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  61. I think I'd like the apple or blueberry blossom honey!

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  62. The Raw Blueberry Blossom Honey

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  63. Probably simply the "comb honey".

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  64. I would like to try the Raw Adirondack Wildflower Honey, sounds delicious!

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  65. I think the Apple Blossom Honey would be awesome!
    Nicole Carter Weasley on the form.

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  66. I would love to try the Apple Blossom Honey

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  67. The Raw Apple Blossom Honey

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  68. Raw Blueberry Blossom Honey is my favorite! yum!

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  69. While I have never had any of their products I do love honey and their goldenrod honey sounds delicious!

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  70. My favorite honey would be the Raw Orange Blossom Honey!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I have only had orange blossom honey, but it was amazing. I would love to try all the flavors.

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