“ Brand: Kidhugs / Type: Honey „
I first bumped into the Kidhugs people at a gardening show in the North where they were selling honey, with jars of samples open for people to try.
Flavoured honey was something I'd never really run into before, so I figured I had to give it a go. It wasn't cheap - £4.00 for 100ml jar, or three for £10 - but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
Since then I've tried a few different flavours and can give my verdict on them.
Rose - this tastes like turkish delight. Lovely stirred into natural yoghurt.
Chocolate - this is like chocolate sauce, but GOOD for you!
Mint - one of my favourites. This tastes like the liquid centre you get inside some minutes. It tastes great stirred into hot chocolate (or, to be honest, eaten from the spoon).
Garlic - this sounds like something that should taste awful, doesn't it? I had to be talked into trying a sample by the stall lady, but once you taste it you'll want a jar to take home for cooking with. It's great to use to flavour meats - though only ever use a drop or two, because it's STRONG!
Kidhugs have a philosophy I like too. Their motto is "Hug your kids, it's the answer!" which I think it's sweet (though others may find a bit sickly). What I especially love is that every jar comes with a sweet-pea seed taped to the bottom. The idea is that when you've eaten the honey you can grow the seed in the jar and make some food for bees!
The only problem with Kidhugs is finding them in order to buy from them. They do regularly turn up at garden shows and the like, and if you work in a large office you may be able to persuade them to come out for a day, but otherwise you're pretty much stuck ordering from the website (www.kidhugs.com) which meas you're paying £3.50 postage, and can't sample it first.