A review and a question.
I’ve never really liked honey.
I’ve always felt it was okay for certain situations — in tea when you’re sick, mostly. So, when I ran out recently, I wasn’t in any great rush to buy more, seeing as I’m not due to get a cold for another couple months at least.
Still, when I saw honey at my neighborhood Greenmarket, I figured, oh, what the hell; it’s only $2.50, and bought this:
In short, I love it. I don’t know what it is — maybe because it’s buckwheat instead of clover honey? — but the taste is different enough that I’m eating it on whatever I can think of.
Also, I love that it’s packed by Paul and Barb.
Good ol’ Paul and Barb, with their bees, just hanging out, putting honey into jars.
Now the question part: I need a better way of dispensing this honey. I like these bottom dispensing ones, but the Amazon reviews for it are less than stellar. I admit I am intrigued by this bee-shaped one, although it looks like it would make a tremendous mess.
I had that bottom dispensing one; I ended up sending it back to King Arthur Flour (whose customer service person seemed quite pertubed at me for complaining) because it was a piece of crap that leaked all over the place.
Kristen—I really need to not try this honey. Like you, I’ve never liked the stuff, and I hate having cherished, long-held notions destroyed. What would be next, me liking beets?
I never liked honey until I bought some mango honey at the festival. It is so good! It is amazing how much of a difference the source makes.
And I love that bee dispenser!
I bought the bee shaped honey dispenser two years ago. However, I was told it was a fancy schmancy salt dispenser and I was waiting to shell out some cash for fancy French salt.
The only thing I can tell you about the dispenser is that the metal has tarnished quite a bit and there is enough space between the wings and body for bugs to visit.
(Am I making sense these days??)
i have one of the bottom-dispensing ones and it’s no good for me. i think that it may work ok with super processed filtered commercial honey, but the really good stuff just clouds up in there and won’t come out.
With all that everyone’s saying here, I think the original jar is probably an excellent dispenser. Just get one of those wooden honey dippers. The following link isn’t an endorsement—don’t want to ruin my amateur status—just a way to show you the implement I mean.
Maybe I’ll just buy a syrup dispenser, the kind you see maple syrup in at a diner.
Also, I dunno, Terry — those honey dippers look like they would make a hell of sticky mess.
I had one of those honey dippers as a kid. They work really well. Not great with the commercial stuff but the local stuff works really well with it. And if a 5 year old can use it with out to big a mess…