Taste – The taste was O.K. at best. While it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve put in my mouth by far, it had a sort of rough edge to it especially in the aftertaste. On the plus side it wasn’t particularly sweet so we used a lot and got rid of it quickly! My daughter took one bite and absolutely refused to eat any more. I’d say that this honey is serviceable in the taste department and if you happen to like the harsh aftertaste, it may work in everyday functions such as a sweetening your coffee.
Texture – The texture was pretty typical of supermarket honey. This honey was meant to appeal to a wide audience so it isn’t bold and raw like many raw honey varieties I’ve tasted. There were a few bits of what appeared to be pollen or comb floating in the top but I have the feeling they were added back after the honey was thoroughly strained and processed into oblivion.
Possible Health Benefit – There are none aside from the fact that you are consuming honey instead of sugar. Honey tends to be processed more steadily than table sugar by your body. This honey was far from being what I would call “raw”. I can’t be certain but Golding Farms who distributes this honey says they distribute “processed” food on their website which in my mind sends up red flags indicating that this honey was heated and strained. In addition the label said it was blended honey from the USA and Argentina. While it isn’t always the case, Argentina has been known to import Chinese honey which is usually cut with rice syrup and can contain all kinds of contaminants.
Overall – This honey was not cheap! Overall this honey is a classic example of what a good marketing team can do with a few well placed keywords such as “naturally healthy”, “raw” and “pure”. I liked the simple packaging but I think that it too was meant to give the impression that this honey is actually “raw”. My overall impression was that for the money consumers can do much better.