PSA: September is National Honey Month! While we’re sweet on honey in its purest form (like, straight out of the jar, à la Pooh), this year we’re taking it up a notch and celebrating with products that use honey as an ingredient. Because eating honey really is, ahem, a very good thing to do.
Below, 8 honey products to bee happy with:
Honey Bourbon Brisket Beef Jerky – Like a true gentleman, this beef jerky is sweet and tender (adding honey to a brisket cooked low and slow will get you that), yet plenty strapping and with a Southern drawl to boot.
Honey Maple Cream – Honey. Maple. Cream. Can you think of three better words? Oh wait, how about: Spreadable, dippable, spoonable. Or: Toast, waffles, scones.
Honey Lavender Shortbread – When you’re at your desk at 4pm, daydreaming about being anywhere else, instantly transport yourself to the South of France with one of these sophisticated shortbread cookies infused with our favorite flavors from la campagne. Oui.
Honey Curry Mustard Sauce – Completely revolutionize your sandwich game with this next-level mustard. It’s spicy from the mustard seeds, sweet from the raw honey and a little exotic from the curry.
Jalapeño Honey Dills – Honey-sweet and more than a little spicy, these pickles are The Real Dill. Once you've tasted them, you might not be able to live without having a jar in your fridge at all times. Consider yourself warned.
Salted Honey Lemon Cashews – Plump, roasted and salted cashews in a zingy lemon and honey coating? Yep, they’re the bee’s knees, the pig’s wings and the cat’s pajamas all rolled into one.
New York Honey Rye Whiskey – This big and spicy rye makes a perfect backdrop for raw late-summer honey harvested from New York hives. The combination is just a little sweet with floral notes and has Hot Toddy written all over it.
Toasted Almond Maple Honey Caramels – You’ll want to sink your teeth into these big, beautiful caramels. They'll blow your mind with the sweet, gooey, rich taste of maple and honey. Dare you to eat just one.