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Akron Honey Hibiscus Honey

$9.00 / 3 oz Jar
Akron Honey Hibiscus Honey specialty foods
Akron Honey Hibiscus Honey
  • by Akron Honey
  • United States

This unique jar starts with raw wildflower honey, harvested in small batches from Akron Honey’s urban apiaries. Then it gets infused with hibiscus flowers—a genius touch, adding a touch of tartness and pop of floral fruitiness that cuts through the expected sweetness. Not to mention that irresistible deep-pink hue. Drizzle over milky white Calabro Fresh Ricotta for a study in color contrast. Or lean into the interplay between sweet and tart by serving with Vermont Creamery Coupole.

"This rich yet tart honey best complements a small aged goat cheese like Chabichou or Coupole, where fruity flavors are welcome among the more savory, citrusy profiles of the cheese."
, Murray’s Merchandising – New York, NY
Raw Honey, Infused with Hibiscus Flowers
  • Hibiscus is a crimson-red plant used in culinary applications across many cultures. It’s also referred to as bissap, karkade, rosella, flor de Jamaica, and sorrel.
  • Hibiscus is tart and fruity (almost like cranberry) as well as floral.
  • Akron Honey lets hibiscus infuse into the honey for several days, allowing the flavor and color to really develop.
  • This honey not only looks beautiful beside or atop cheese, it’s also an ideal pairing partner, particularly with lactic goat’s milk cheeses like Chabichou du Poitou.
  • Beyond cheese, the uses for this honey are endless—add it to a cocktail, drizzle on Callie’s Biscuits, make pink lemonade, stir into your morning yogurt...
  • Akron Honey is a black-owned apiary in Akron, Ohio, producing raw wildflower honeys in creative flavors. 
  • The business was started by Brent Wesley, also known as Wesley the Keeper, who began beekeeping in 2013 as it related to his interest in agriculture.
  • He now operates three apiaries across several neighborhoods in Akron—two in formerly blighted vacant lots—harvesting the bees’ surplus in small batches and never blending or mixing batches with honey from other locations or other seasons.
  • For their infused honeys, like hibiscus, habanero, and bourbon barrel, Akron Honey allows the flavor-building ingredients to infuse for several days into their raw honey.
  • To drive home their message of sustainability, they visit P-12 classrooms to share information about beekeeping.
Black Owned
Gluten Free

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