We’re large followers of Brightland around here. What’s to not love in regards to the Instagram-favorite olive oils and vinegars, with their lovely packaging, considerate processing and, of course, elegant style? Now the California-based, direct-to-consumer model is venturing into a very new condiment class with the launch of two raw, unfiltered honeys offered as a set: Wildflower Kauai and Orange Blossom California, each of which “illustrate the incredible range of flavor that exists in nature.”
In the literature we obtained with our honey, Brightland cites a 2011 report from Food Safety News that claims most of the honey offered within the US has had its pollen filtered out. The model notes that industrial pasteurization of honey can degrade each well being advantages and the flavour of “authentic honey,” implying that its personal honey, collected by small, women-led beekeeping households on the island of Kauai in Hawaii and in California, is superior to grocery retailer manufacturers. (Is this true? Kind of, but as far as health value, it’s troublesome to say.)
Grocery retailer manufacturers usually don’t have pollen, which will get eliminated within the filtering course of to maintain honey from crystallizing too shortly, which most shoppers within the US desire. The third- and fourth-generation family-run farms that Brightland works with, then again, particularly work to keep up pure pollen grains and prioritize the well being of hives and honeybee populations.
And more healthy or not, the 2 honeys in The Couplet, because it’s referred to as, have the identical stage of top-notch high quality of style because the model’s olive oils, with vivid, wealthy flavors that make them the right addition to a cup of tea, cheese plate or a pleasant piece of buttered toast, and even for baking. The honey is packaged in 9-ounce jars you’ll wish to show; they function pink wildflowers and orange blossoms, and similar to the olive oil bottles, the look may be very stylish and welcoming.
We can’t wait to attempt no matter is subsequent from this revolutionary model, however till then, we’ll be dipping every thing we are able to into Orange Blossom and Wildflower honeys, which will definitely cowl all of your candy drizzling, dipping bases. Shop the duo now at brightland.co for $42 (actually an funding, however a worthwhile one), and skim on for our ideas on every taste.
Wildflower Kauai Honey
The Wildflower Kauai Honey has a barely peachier hue than a typical grocery retailer honey, and the style is mild and floral, which is smart because the honey is made in Hawaii from hibiscus, papaya timber, ardour flowers and guava flowers, in addition to eucalyptus and low tree.
The floral notes aren’t overpowering, however undoubtedly noticeable — not as robust as an infused honey, however candy with out being cloying. Brightland recommends pairing the Kauai with a mushy cheese, and I’m trying ahead to making an attempt it with a creamy brie fashion cheese, or drizzled on toast, yogurt and even pancakes.
Orange Blossom California Honey
The Orange Blossom California Honey, which has a bronzy, amber hue, boasts a really totally different taste make-up from the Kauai. This single-origin honey from orange groves in California’s Central Valley is richer and has extra depth and zest.
When drizzled over a great, delicate cheddar, the Orange Blossom complemented the salty chew properly. It would additionally go nicely with a contemporary apple or pear, in a cup of scorching tea or blended with Brightland’s Awake Olive Oil and one of its fruit-forward vinegars for a vivid salad dressing.